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Level 2

Support Work In Schools Award – CACHE – Level 2


Provisionally the teaching day is a Monday 9.30 am to 1pm. This may be subject to change.

The need for teaching assistants has increased by a third since 2010 due to the increase in population. Sadly at this moment in time there just isn’t enough qualified teaching assistants to cope with this number. This shortage makes now the perfect time for you to train to fill this gap in the market.

Council for Awards in Childcare, Health Care and Education (CACHE) are the country’s leading training provider of childcare qualifications. Their expertly designed courses have helped thousands of people achieve their career goals.

At Crawley College our fully qualified, experienced tutors will teach you the skills and knowledge needed to succeed. All our tutors have spent a considerable number of years working in schools or nurseries.

The units covered in this course are;

  • Understanding Schools and Colleges as Organisations
  • Understand Children and Young People’s Development
  • Understand Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults.
  • Understand Children and Young People’s Health and Safety
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Understand Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with children and Young People.


This course is suitable for those who are looking to take the first steps towards a career as a teaching assistant. It is an introduction to the knowledge and understanding needed to work in a school or college environment.

You will need to have Functional Skills English at Level 1


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


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