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.
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.