CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges
Start Date: Please enquire
Time: 12.15pm - 2.45pm, 9.30am - 12pm or 6pm - 8.30pm
Cost: £230 (fee remission may be available)
Course Overview

The Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges has been designed as an introduction to the knowledge and understanding needed to work in a school or college environment.

It can apply to the many varied roles that full and part-time support staff may fulfil, including administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles and volunteer roles, as well as roles that work directly with children and young people in the learning environment.
This is a knowledge-based qualification so learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to achieve this qualification.

It provides a fabulous insight and preparation to working within school settings. It does not give you a Teaching Assistant qualification, but rather a good grounding to go onto do this.

What will I learn?

You will be required to complete sufficient work to achieve the minimum course criteria as identified through the course specification handbook. Your teacher will support you to do this with the majority of work being is produced in class to enable ongoing support to be given. Some work outside the classroom will be expected.

Materials and other information

You will need the following :

• A ring binder with file dividers
• Paper and coloured pens
• Access to the Internet for research
• Time to study and complete assignments

The Additional Learning Support Team work across college supporting learners with a variety of learning needs in different ways. Support can be requested at enrolment or at any point throughout your course. For more information telephone 0300 123 6711 or email


During the course, you will have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the teacher and feedback will be provided. You will also be encouraged to provide course feedback to your teacher, and take part in end of course evaluation.


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