Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools CACHE Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Certificate

University College Birmingham
In Birmingham

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Important information

Typology NVQ
Location Birmingham
Duration 1 Year
Start Different dates available
  • NVQ
  • Birmingham
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    Different dates available

This course is ideal if you want to become a teaching assistant and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. It can also help you begin a career as a learning support assistant or special needs assistant.
It will give you a framework for education and training and provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to provide effective support in the classroom. Working with others, problem-solving and personal performance are integral.
For further information on this course please contact the Off-Site Coordinator, Jane Smith on 07789912091.
Why should I choose this course?
You work in, or want to work in, a classroom support role
You are interested in the development of children and young people
You are keen to learn about working effectively with colleagues
You are at least 19 years old
Programme delivery
1 year per level. Part-time study, one 3 hour session per week at a chosen centre. View the full list of community provision venues.
When applying you will need to specify on the application form which centre you would prefer to attend. Each centre is subject to specific numbers.
Why maths and English are so important to your career
Achieving a good level of English and maths is important so that you can compete in today’s labour market and securing the career you’ve always wanted. Alongside your full-time course, students will continue to develop their English and maths skills. If you haven’t yet achieved GCSE grade C in English and maths at 16 you will continue to study these by resits or by taking Functional Skills at an appropriate level.
Mathematics is very important in all aspects of the Early Years Education sector industry.
For young children, the learning basic numbers and their differences is a key foundation block in their learning and central to the National Curriculum.
In a nursery, the ability to calculate parent payments in very important.
Accurate spelling and a wide and specialist...

Where and when
Starts Location
Different dates available
Summer Row, B3 1JB, West Midlands, England
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Starts Different dates available
Summer Row, B3 1JB, West Midlands, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

Entry requirements You must be over 19 years of age Level 2 Initial assessment of literacy and numeracy with a minimum score of Entry Level 3 A letter of support from the work placement for a minimum of 2 days per week for the duration of the course Level 3 A relevant Level 2 qualification Initial assessment of literacy and numeracy with a minimum score of Level 1 A letter of support from the work placement for a minimum of 2 days per week for the duration of the course Applicants need an appropriate Level 2 qualification to do the Level 3 course. This course requires a Disclosure...

What you'll learn on the course

Teaching Assistant

Course programme

What will I study?
Level 2
If you are just beginning your training to become a teaching assistant, and you want to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in a school environment, then you need to start at Level 2. You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to support teaching and learning in schools.
Level 3
If you are looking to progress in your role, or you are currently in a Level 3 support role and would like more training, this qualification will provide you with an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to work directly with children or young people in school environments.

Additional information

Teaching and assessment Each level is studied part-time over one academic year. This includes two days in a classroom placement (which you need to arrange with the school of your choice) and a three-hour training session per week at one of 10 centres across the city. A range of assessment methods are used across the course including observation within the workplace, building a portfolio and discussion. There are opportunities to have formal and informal feedback as you progress through the course. You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

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