Childcare & Early Years Education

CACHE Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate - N059

Off Site Part Time Level 2 Duration 36 weeks

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This course will be offered at multiple start dates throughout the academic year. To gain this qualification students will need to achieve 11 mandatory units. The qualification provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to work with children and young people. The areas include:- Child and Young Peoples Development. Safeguarding. Communication/Professional Relationships. Supporting aspects of behavior. Display Work. An allocated Trainer Assessor will provide, under pinning knowledge and direct observations, supporting all your needs throughout the 12 month course. Students are expected to develop and demonstrate knowledge and practical competence to a national standard at level 2.

Course Details

This course is designed for those working under supervision in face to face roles with children, young people (aged 5-19 years) in an education setting, who would like to gain a teaching assistant qualification. Candidates are expected to arrange their own voluntary placements. It is designed for adults who may be new to the job and/or have limited responsibilities and will be working under supervision. A trainer/assessor will deliver the knowledge sessions and undertake assessment of your practice in the workplace setting. DBS checks are required to undertake a voluntary placement. These may be undertaken by the setting or Wirral Metropolitan College upon payment of the required fee.

Entry Guidelines

It is essential that the candidate is already in a placement and have at least 3 months continuous experience working a minimum of 12 hours per week before commencing on the programme and this will need to continue during the course. You will be required to demonstrate support of literacy, numeracy, ICT, and complete displays. Personal roles and responsibilities within the setting will be discussed in detail at interview.

  • It is helpful if you are involved in observations in the setting and are able to use this experience to contribute to evaluation and future planning.
  • You must have read the setting's Child Protection Policy and understand your role within this.
  • A minimum Level 1 English is required.
  • You will require skills to communicate with children at various stages in their development and with teachers, parents, carers and other professionals.
  • If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

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Assessment Method

Assessment is via an e-portfolio.

Additional Information

This level 2 teaching assistant qualification leads allows you to progress to level 3 N060. Purchase of childcare books is recommended. Your trainer/assessor will work with you to identify your particular learning and support needs in order to assist you in your studies. Good organisational and time management skills are essential in order to plan and achieve this award within the timescale. It is essential you demonstrate commitment to this course through high motivation, including full attendance and independent study.

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Dates are available throughout the year

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Fee : £640.00

The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.

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