Support Work In Schools – Cache Level 2 Award (RQF) Course

£ 181.32

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Gain a CACHE Level 2 Award Qualification

The Support Work in Schools – CACHE Level 2 Award (RQF) Course is available to learners 16+ who are interested in working within a school, particularly in the role of a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant

As it’s a knowledge based qualification, it can be taken by learners not yet employed in a school, as well as providing initial training/induction for those new in post.

This course provides successful students with a CACHE Level 2 Award Qualification with 12 credits.

The Support Work in Schools – Level 2 Course Includes the Following Units:
After this unit students will: Know the main stages of child and young person development; Understand the kinds of influences that affect children and young people’s development; and
Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development.
After this unit students will: Know about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety; Know what to do when children or young people are ill or injured, including emergency procedures; and Know how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused, harmed or bullied.
After this unit students will: Know how to interact with and respond to children and young people; Know how to interact with and respond to adults; Know how to communicate with children, young people and adults; Know how to communicate with children, young people and adults; and Know about current legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection.
After this unit students will: Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people; Understand the impact of prejudice and discrimination on children and young people; and
Understand inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people.
After this unit students will: Know the different types of schools in the education sector; Know how schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities; Understand how schools uphold their aims and values; Know about the laws and codes of practice that affect work in schools; Know about the range and purpose of school policies and procedures; and Know about the wider context in which schools operate.


There are no entry requirements for this course providing students feel comfortable studying at a Level 2 standard.

This course is suitable for students who want to gain a qualification and don’t have a placement within a School.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.


The course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted and marked by your course tutor. There is no external examination required.

CACHE Level 2 Qualification

The Qualification is gained from your coursework so there is no exam to complete. On successful completion, students will gain a Level 2 Support Work in Schools Qualification issued by CACHE.

This qualification has been accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF Qualification Number – 500/9964/4). This is a Level 2 Award Qualification and has 12 credits.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual’s level descriptors page.

CACHE are a national awarding body who offer high-quality qualifications for the care and education industry, making them the UK’s leading sector specialist. Established in 1945 by the Ministry of Health under the name of the National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB). In 1994 the NNEB merged with the Council for Early Years Awards to form CACHE. They offer a portfolio of qualifications ranging from Entry to Level 5. This course is purchased through Distance Learning Centre, a partner of Kendal Publishing. The delivery, assessment and quality assurance will be carried out by Kendal Publishing who are an approved CACHE centre for assessment and certification.

Additional information

Course Format

Paper Based Materials

Self-Study Time

Approximately 80 Hours (Self-Study)

Delivery Time

1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)