Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)

This qualification will enable learners to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in primary, secondary or special schools. It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting those with disabilities or special educational needs and communication and professional relationships.

 It is also a must-have for all those undertaking the Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning Apprenticeship.

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification provides you with the core knowledge and skills needed to work in a supervised support role with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools. You will need to complete 9 mandatory and a selection of optional units to achieve this qualification. The mandatory units are:

  • Child and young person development
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • Help improve own and team practice in schools
  • Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
  • Support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
  • Support learning activities

There are also optional units.

Who is it suitable for?

Anyone who is working in a role that supports pupils’ learning.

What are the entry requirements?

You should be at least 16 years old.

How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

How long does it take to complete?

You can usually complete it in 6 months. Apprenticeships are required to be a minimum of a year and 1 day.

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work in a variety of supervised roles that support pupils’ learning in schools, such as:

  • Teaching assistant
  • Learning support assistant
  • Special needs assistant.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

If you are looking to continue studying after completion of this qualification, completion of the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools provides you with the knowledge and skills to progress to:

  • CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools