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Support Work in Schools and Colleges NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award

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 volunteers, as well as roles that work directly with children and young people in the learning environment.

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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 04/10/2021
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Monday
Time(s): 9:30am - 12:30pm
Length: 20 weeks
Fees: £225.00
Bedford College
Starts: 21/02/2022
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Monday
Time(s): 9:30am - 12:30pm
Length: 20 weeks
Fees: £225.00
Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 27/09/2021
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Thursday
Time(s): 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Length: 20 weeks
Fees: £225.00

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Course Information

Entry requirements

You must be at least 16 years old.

Course content

During the course you will study 6 Mandatory Units:

  • Understand Children & Young People’s Development
  • Understand Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Understand Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in work with Children and Young People
  • Understand Schools and Colleges as Organisations
  • Understand Children and Young People’s Health and Safety
Assessment methods

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. You will be expected to attend college/online sessions, once a week for 15 weeks. You will be expected to access an e-portfolio, complete written assignments and activities, and undertake online learning


You will gain:

  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges
Further study and career options

Course progression: The Award shares mandatory units with the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification, providing a direct progression route

Career progression: Preparation for employment in a school or college environment

Additional information

It is highly recommended that you purchase the qualification course book

Funding Information

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. 

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Unemployed offer

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. To find out if you are eligible open our Part-time fee flow chart below or call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.


Part-time Fee Flow Chart

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol on one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not:

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.