CACHE/NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (QCF)

Code Duration Start Day Time Tutor Fee Venue Concessions
VSTLX505 34 weeks 18th Sep 2019 Wednesday 9:30am - 2:30pm Sybille Barrett £719 Varndean College Yes

Course Information

Who Is This For?
This qualification will suit you if you are an adult new to the childcare and education sector or you are working as a teaching or learning support assistant in a supervised role or volunteering within a school. It is also suitable for people who wish to work in other roles in a school such as a Learning support Assistant or Special Educational Needs Assistant.
What Will I Learn?
Knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in the school environment.
Content of the Course
The Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People course will focus on gaining an understanding of childcare and education, parenting and babysitting. You will learn how to safeguard the welfare of children and young people and why play offers an important role in the developmental, emotional and physical wellbeing of children. The course will help learners discover the various accident prevention and fire safety methods which have to be followed while babysitting. Although you won’t get a licence to practice with this course, you will still develop a good knowledge of roles in this industry, and gain a nationally recognised qualification to progress into a career path in early years and primary education.
Assessment Details
The NCFE CACHE child care course will be internally assessed using a range of methods which could include: written assignments, work sheets, charts or diagrams or setting up an information board.
Teaching Methods
This is a classroom based course. The qualification is internally assessed by a range of methods. This includes direct observation in the classroom by one of our team of assessors, a portfolio of evidence and written assignments.
What's Next?
Upon successful completing you are prepared for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area. You could progress to the NCFE CACHE Level 2 or Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning. Note: Does not confer competence or licence to practice in an early years setting

Financial Information

If you are studying an accredited course at Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 you may be eligible for a concessionary rate.

  • If you are unemployed and claiming Job Seekers Allowance/Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit.
  • Unemployed and in receipt of a means tested benefit and wish to upskill to enter employment. (You will need to complete a self-declaration form).
  • Employed but seeking employment.
  • If you are employed but earn less than £15736.50.
  • It is your first level 2 or Level 3 qualification and you are aged 19-23.

You must enrol in person at the college and bring evidence of benefit; proof of age (passport/driving licence) or pay slips with you. This must be dated within three months of the course start date. Please contact the Registry on 01273 546604 for further information.

If you are in receipt of a means tested benefit or on a low income you may apply to the Learning Support Fund for help with travel, childcare costs and some tuition fees.

You will be required to complete a learner support application form and provide evidence of benefit or income support your application. Please contact the Adult Education Office on 01273 546602 for further information.

If your course costs more than £200 you may apply to pay in three instalments.

You must complete and sign an instalment form. The first payment will be taken on application, followed by a further payment at the start of the course and a final payment 2 months later. Please note that a handling charge of 10% of the course fee (up to a maximum of £30) is added to all instalment payments. You will still be liable for the full cost of the course if you leave the course prior to all instalments being paid. Please contact the Registry Department on 01273 546604 for further information.

No refunds are given once a course has started. If a course is cancelled by the college you will receive a full refund of all fees paid. If you decide to cancel your enrolment before the class starts your payment will be refunded less a 20% administration charge (up to a maximum of £50). If you decide to cancel your enrolment for a Saturday workshop less than 72 hours before the class your payment will be refunded less an 80% administration charge.


Please ring the Adult Education office on 01273 546602 for further information.