Qualification level and title
NCFE CACHE - L1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools
What will I learn?
The course aims to help you:
Find out about and prepare for the demands of the level 2 teaching assistant course
Prepare to work in schools as a member of the support staff team
Develop your knowledge of how to support teaching and learning in schools
Subject contents / topics to be covered
During the course you will be exploring the following areas:
Understand schools as organisations
Understand how to keep children and young people healthy, safe and well
Understand how to communicate with children, young people and adults
Portfolio of evidence to include:
Assignments, reports, presentations
Personal action plan for progression
Personal Learning Plan (PLP)
On successful completion of this Level 1 Award, you can progress to:-
- Level 2 Award on Support Work in Schools - providing you have achieved, or are working at, Level 1 in your writing.
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children & Young People's Mental Health
- Level 2 Early Years Diploma
If you are receiving qualifying benefits you may not have to pay the course fee
You are invited to attend an information and assessment session. At the session you will complete a short English assessment and have a discussion with the course tutor.
If successful and you are offered a place on a course, you will be given instructions on how to enrol online or in person at any one of the CALAT centres.
A minimum of entry 3 English / literacy. If you wish to progress further you will be required to attend additional English / literacy classes to support your learning.
You will be asked to complete all paperwork necessary for CALAT to claim government funding which subsidises the cost of the course.
Access to a computer, paper, printer, A4 lever arch folder and dividers, pen and notebook / writing paper and USB memory stick.
Students are advised NOT to buy any books until recommended by the course tutor.