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CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning – to become a Teaching Assistant/ LSA

Our distance learning CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning is the brand new qualification for Teaching Assistants/Learning Support Assistants (LSA). You can start any time of the year!

It replaces the current Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning and  is more appropriate for the role of teaching assistants in schools today, and the diverse demands the role places on them. This is the ideal course for you if you are newly employed as a teaching assistant or you volunteer in a  school  and are considering a career as a teaching assistant.

This qualification is also suitable for support staff working in colleges with older students.

Please be aware that this is the full level 2 certificate that schools require. Many other training organisations offer a level 2 qualification which does not meet the required standard. To meet the requirements of schools you need to show occupational competence, in other words, demonstrate you can fulfil the practical requirements. If a training company does not come to visit you in the workplace and observe your practice its not  the full level 2 certificate.

This is the perfect course for learners that struggle to attend college for taught sessions. Unlike other courses the programme is tailored around you and along with regular online support you will have monthly face to face tutorials with your assessor and meet regularly in your workplace for observations to be carried out. You must be employed or volunteer as Teaching Assistant for a minimum of 3  hours per week for the duration of the course.

Our training is very special, unlike other distance  programmes your assessor will  meet with you face to face either in school when they come to observe you or via skype every 4 weeks. You will also be able to access support every week via planned telephone calls or emails.  They will guide you through the reading, research and assignments you need to complete show your knowledge and understanding. Our assessor will carry out your observations, mark your assignments, give you feedback and help you to become a better teaching assistant.

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. There is a great range of units you can select that match your role or allow you to learn more about areas of interest to you.

There are 11 mandatory units:

  • Understand schools and colleges as organisations
  • Understand children and young people’s development
  • Safeguarding children and young people
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in a learning environment for children and young people
  • Maintain relationships with children and young people
  • Support the health and safety of children and young people
  • Support positive behaviour in a learning environment for children and young people
  • Contribute to teamwork in a learning environment
  • Understand children and young people’s play and leisure
  • Promote an effective learning environment
  • Provide displays in a learning environment

You must complete a  portfolio of evidence that must cover all assessment criteria  which includes a series of activities and  questions which are submitted for assessment. You will receive feedback on your work and the opportunity to resubmit if further evidence is required.  You will be observed in your work place by your assessor to demonstrate your occupational competence.

The course lasts 6 months from enrolment, although  some learners may complete before this.

The price includes:

  • Highly qualified and experienced assessor
  • Online support
  • Course materials
  • Registration and certification
  • Postage of certificates

Interest free payment options available

  • Full payment of £750


  • Initial payment of £150, followed by 8 monthly payments of £75 by direct debit. Please call 01702 770030 to arrange your payment plan.

You may wish to find employment as a teaching assistant or an LSA in a school. On successful completion of this qualification, you may wish to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma Supporting Teaching and Learning.

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  1. 5 out of 5


    This course was the best decision I have ever made! I love it and I love working at my local school.

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    My assessor has been fantastic – I have learnt so much!

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Duration 6 Months
Level Level 2
Awarding Organisation CACHE
Location Distance learning - we assess across the South East
Payment options Interest free payment options available Initial payment of £150, followed by 8 monthly payments of £75
Price £750.00

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