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The Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges is a nationally recognised qualification which has been designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working with children or young people in Primary, Secondary or Special Education Needs schools.
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.
The course is comprised of 6 units where you will learn about key areas such as children and young people’s development, safeguarding, and supporting those with disabilities or special educational needs.
- Understand Schools and Colleges as Organisations
- Know the different types of schools and colleges in the education sector
- Understand the organisation of schools and colleges in terms of roles and responsibilities
- Understand how schools and colleges uphold their aims and values
- Know about the range and purpose of school and college policies and procedures
2. Understand Children and Young People’s Development
- Understand significant stages of development for children and young people from birth to 19 years of age
- Understand the kinds of influences that affect children and young people’s development
- Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development
3. Understand Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
- Understand how to develop professional relationships with children and young people
- Understand how to communicate with children and young people
- Understand how to develop professional relationships with adults
4. Understand Children and Young People’s Health and Safety
- Know the legislative and policy framework for health and safety within a learning environment
- Recognise and understand how to manage risks to children and young people’s health, safety and security
- Know how to support children and young people in relation to risk management
5. Safeguarding Children and Young People
- Know about safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
- Understand action to take when children and young people are ill or injured, including emergency procedures
- Understand child protection procedures
- Know about current policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection
6. Understand Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People
- Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in a learning environment
- Understand how to promote anti-discriminatory practice with children and young people
- Understand how to use inclusive practices in work with children and young people
The course will take approximately 90 hours to complete. Students will receive a full year to complete the course, which is a lot more time than you will need. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.
You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. All of the materials are available to you on our online learning platform. You will also receive tutor support by email.
The online learning platform is designed to make your learning time as effective and constructive as possible. It is also designed to accommodate students who find on-site training hard to access and you can fit it around other commitments such as your family, job and holidays.
In order to successfully complete the course, students are required to compile a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their learning against each of the assessment criteria of the course.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges. The course carries 12 credits.
CACHE is a specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors. CACHE continue to develop the most up to date and relevant qualifications for the new RQF and work closely with Sector Skills Councils to ensure the highest level of quality and a cutting-edge service to their customers, our learners, and the sector.
Please Note** There is a certificate fee payable for this course.
Who is this course for?
This Qualification is for everyone looking to get into work within a UK classroom
The course is recommended for anyone wanting to work with children or young people in Primary, Secondary or Special Education Needs schools.
Learners must be at least 16 years old.
Teaching Assistant in any capacity. The Award shares mandatory units with the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification, providing a direct progression route.
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