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Teaching Assistants CACHE Level 2
Qualification:
 
Starts:
15/09/2016 
Ends:
29/06/2017 
Weeks:
30 
Days:
Thr 
Study Mode
Part-Time 
Assessment:
Workbased Assessment and Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Teaching & Education 
Course Code:
HDUTA1A 
 
Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry qualifications required for this course however prospective students will have to undertake an interview and a written task.

Experience of working with children in a voluntary or paid capacity will be an advantage.

If offered a place on the course you will need to apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Services) check. This currently costs £52.
 
 

Teaching Assistants CACHE Level 2

The title ‘Teaching Assistant’ is a general title given to Classroom Assistants, Learning Support Assistants and Special Needs Assistants within a school setting. Teaching Assistants work with teachers in classrooms in Primary, Special and Secondary schools supporting the child’s learning. Some may have a general support role while others will have specific responsibilities for an individual child or age group.


About the Course

This course is designed to help you build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people in a school setting.

You will be required to attend college one day per week (4.5 hours) and a relevant placement for at least one day per week. The college offers daytime and evening classes, details of which will be available in the summer term.


The placement is a compulsory part of the assessment and therefore it is a condition of your offer to study on the course that you obtain a placement in a Primary School for a minimum of one day per week.


Key Units

The course covers 11 units of work including children and young people’s development, communication and professional relationships and supporting learning activities.


Key Areas of Study
  • Preparing a variety of resources for literacy and numeracy activities
  • Understanding the objectives and expectations of pupil achievement for an activity
  • Encouraging and supporting pupils while carrying out different types of activities
  • Keeping up-to-date records of pupils’ progress
  • Describing school policies and procedures and explaining your role in implementing them
  • Using a variety of strategies to manage pupils’ behaviour
  • Using different ways to build and maintain positive relationships with pupils



Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry qualifications required for this course however prospective students will have to undertake an interview and a written task.

Experience of working with children in a voluntary or paid capacity will be an advantage.

If offered a place on the course you will need to apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Services) check. This currently costs £52.


Assessment

The course is internally assessed using a range of methods such as:

  • Direct observation in the workplace
  • A portfolio of evidence
  • Written assignments
  • Tasks set by CACHE


Where does this Lead

You may choose to progress onto the Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification.


Future Opportunities

Students may enter employment as:

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Special Educational Needs Assistant


Tell Me More

Will the course suit me?
The course is aimed at mature students (aged 18 and over) who want to work in a supervised capacity in a Primary School.


Extra Costs

If offered a place on the course you will need to obtain a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Services) Check, which is currently priced at £52. 


Students in financial hardship can apply to the Learner Support Fund for help with these costs.