Course Overview

Can you visualise yourself in a classroom, teaching children to read and write? Providing a supportive presence alongside the classroom teacher, helping to plan, prepare, and deliver the day’s lessons? If so, becoming a teaching assistant could be the ideal profession for you.

An ideal starting point for people with no prior classroom experience, this Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge from which to build your career. You’ll study child development in depth, and learn how to develop supportive relationships with young people and colleagues. You’ll also study health and safety, safeguarding, how schools operate as organisations, and discover how to manage challenging behaviour. You’ll study in your own time, at your own pace, as you complete at least 50 hours work experience in a practical school placement.

If you already have experience working in education, you might be more suited to our Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning. Most schools require a level 3 qualification, which means you can bypass level 2 if you want to. This Level 2 certificate, however, will provide you with the core knowledge and skills needed to progress towards a supervised support role with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools.

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12

On average it takes our students 4 months to complete this course, however you have up to 12 months.

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Success Story

Jackie Shackell, 53, wasn’t always a keen learner. In fact, she left school at 16 with minimal qualifications. She was very intelligent, but the organised structure of schooling just didn’t fit in with the way she liked to learn. Nevertheless, she secured a civil service job at the Department of Work and Pensions, where she worked happily for 22 years. During this time, Jackie also gave birth to six beautiful and much-loved children, who eventually had children of their own.

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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

How to Become a Teaching Assistant

Working as a teaching assistant is rewarding, challenging, and offers real progression. If you love the idea of having a positive impact on children's lives, why not find out more about this career?

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Whichever career path you decide to choose, our 5‑step process can help you achieve your goals.

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12

On average, students complete this course in 4 months, but we'll give you up to 12 months.

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The learning hours for this course are up to 225 hours, which is around 40 minutes per day for 12 months.

This course can start as soon as you enrol.

We'll give you plenty of time to finish this course, but if you need more time, just ask!

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CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, you’ll receive a level 2 certification from NCFE CACHE, who have been developing courses in the childcare, education and healthcare sectors since 1945 and are one of the most reputable awarding bodies for qualifications in the UK and overseas.

With this qualification, you’ll have the knowledge, understanding, and skills to work in a variety of supervised roles that support pupil’s learning in schools, such as:

  • Teaching assistant
  • Learning support assistant
  • Special needs assistant
  • However, we recommend you continue your studying so you can gain more leadership responsibilities, skills and higher positions.

After completion, you might progress to course prepares you to progress to the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.

Our course code
X200
Qualification Code
603/2476/4
Official Qualification Title
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning
Credits
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Entry requirements

Difficulty
Level three: the equivalent difficulty of an A-level or BTEC, usually suitable for most learners of all ages.
Entry requirements

As part of this course, you’ll need to complete a placement in a school working with pupils in key stage one and upwards – not in nursery or reception.

Minimum age
16 years old.

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