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

University College Birmingham

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  • College Courses
  • Level 3
  • Level 2
  • Childcare
  • Teaching
  • Birmingham remove

Overview

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.

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 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

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 and Barring Service check (DBS). Information about the DBS check and how to apply for it will be sent to you by our placement team. 

Work placement

Students will be required to complete two days per week on placement in an appropriate setting working with Children. Placements are organised by a specialised team of Employability Tutors based in hired@UCB who will also visit you out on placement to ensure that you gain the right practical skills.

Careers

A diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning can help you begin a career as a teaching assistant, learning support assistant or special needs assistant.

Progression

If you successfully complete the Level 3 course, you can progress on to a foundation degree in Childhood Studies at UCB. You will only need to study for a further two years (instead of three) to gain the qualification. Alternatively, you can apply for other degree courses at UCB or elsewhere.

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