CACHE Pathway 6 – Level 2 Teaching Assistant – Certificate In Supporting Teaching and Learning (Deacon House)

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The Pathway enables you to develop an understanding of the knowledge, skills and experience required to work as a teaching assistant in a primary or secondary school.

The courses you will study are:

  • NCFE/CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • NCFE/CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour That Challenges

Course Information

The Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning has been designed to provide learners with an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school or college environments. It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting children and young people’s positive behaviour and communication and professional relationships.


Who is this course for?

Learners who work or want to work as a teaching assistant in a school or college.

Units / Modules

Learners will complete

  • Supporting learning in the classroom
  • Supporting maths,English and ICT
  • Managing challenging behaviour
  • Creating displays in a learning environment
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and safety
  • Communication and professional relationships

Benefits / Skills

  • Online or face to face
  • Accredited qualifications required to obtain employment in the sector
  • A foundation for progression onto further vocational study
  • Support from experienced tutors with industry experience
  • Develop wider skills in using technology through online learning activities 
  • Gain confidence in your English and maths skills

Assessment Types

Continuous assessment which includes written tasks and activities, case studies and project work. You will be assessed on your understanding of the knowledge required to be a teaching assistant and demonstrating the skills within a school or college.

Entry Requirements

Aged 19+

Voluntary or paid work in a school or college.

Full enhanced DBS ( we can organise this for you)

Literacy level 1 or above.

Career Progression

Qualifications/Careers in school as a teaching assistant.

You may progress to NCFE/CACHELevel 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

Course Details


18 weeks

Study Type

Part time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

Trips and Opportunities

Available to study online or face to face


Experienced teachers of adult learners

Extra Curriculum

National standards for those wanting to work as a teaching assistant

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