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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools 
What does the qualification cover? 
This qualification is an introduction to the information and knowledge needed to work in primary, secondary or special schools. It covers the many varied roles that full and part time support staff may fulfill including: administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles and volunteers, as well as those roles that work directly with children and young people in the school environment. 
 
Who is it suitable for? 
All those who would like to work in a school support role. It also provides initial training and induction for those new in post. 
 
What are the entry requirements? 
You should be at least 16 years old.  
 
How many credits are required to complete it? 
The Award requires 12 credits. 
 
How is it assessed? 
It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task. 
 
Do you need to be working to take the qualification
No, as this is a knowledge only qualification. 
 
How long does it take to complete
You can usually complete it in 6 months or less. 
 
What related qualifications can you progress to? 
The Award shares mandatory units with the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification. This provides a direct progression route as any shared units completed can be transferred over and counted towards the Certificate. 
 
 
 
 
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools 
 
What does the qualification cover? 
This qualification will enable learners to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in primary, secondary or special schools. It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting those with disabilities or special educational needs and communication and professional relationships. 
 
Who is it suitable for? 
Anyone who is working in a role that supports pupils’ learning. 
 
What are the entry requirements? 
You should be at least 16 years old.  
 
 
How many credits are required to complete it? 
The Certificate requires 30 credits. 
 
How is it assessed? 
 
It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task. 
 
Do you need to be working to take the qualification? 
Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. 
 
 
How long does it take to complete? 
You can usually complete it in 6 months. 
 
What related qualifications can you progress to? 
The Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications group. 
 
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