Teacher Education

NCFE CACHE Award Support Work in Schools and Colleges (Level 2)


This qualification is an introduction to the knowledge and understanding needed to work in a school or college environment. It can apply to the many varied roles that full and part-time support staff may fulfil including: administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles and volunteers, as well as roles that work directly with children and young people in the learning environment. 


Am I Ready?

There are no formal entry requirements although learners must be at least 16 years old.

This is a knowledge-only qualification. Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take this qualification.

Course Details

To achieve the Award the learner must complete 6 mandatory units.

  • Understand Schools and Colleges as Organisations.
  • Understand Children and Young People's Development.
  • Understand Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults.
  • Understand Children and Young People’s Health and Safety.
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People.
  • Understand Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People.

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods, which could include written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams, or setting up an information board.

Fees & Funding

Low Income / Unemployed Seeking Work

Students that are unemployed and currently seeking work, or on a low income of up to £20,319 per annum may be able to enrol to a course at Level 2 or below free of charge. This is a government initiative and the course offer is subject to change. Grantham College reserves the right to offer a substitute course if the qualification advertised is not funded by the government. This does not affect your rights under Consumer Law.

Your Next Steps

NCFE CACHE Certificate Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 2.

NCFE CACHE Diploma Supporting Teaching and Learning  Level 3.

Course Details
Code: PWG9067R Type: Part Time Dates: 1 August 2022
Costs: See “Fees & Funding” Entry Requirements: See “Am I Ready?”
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