CACHE Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools

Year: 2019/20
Exam Board: NCFE CACHE
This course is now available through distance learning.

This qualification prepares you for further learning and training whilst developing an understanding of the teaching and learning environment in a school setting. It covers areas such as how to support the well-being of a child or young person and their development.
You will complete three units consisting of:

  • 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

If you are interested in a course please fill in the form at the bottom of this page or call us on 01724 862217. Alternatively, just call in to see us at Ashby Link. If you are a customer of the jobcentre please ask your work coach for a direct referral.

Induction Sessions (it’s mandatory to attend one session if enrolling onto level 1 starting 29.04.20)

22.04.20Wednesday10am – 12.30pmAshby Link
22.04.20Wednesday5.30pm – 8pmAshby Link

Course Attendance: Wednesday AM or PM

Start DateDayTimeDurationLocationCost
29.04.20Wednesday9.30am – 12pm6 weeksAshby Link »Free*
29.04.20Wednesday5.30pm – 8pm6 weeksAshby LinkFree*

*This course is currently free of charge. If you fail to complete the course, you may have to pay the full cost.

This course is designed for adults who may be looking for employment, or already works within a school environment, and need a qualification to progress within their career. The course is suitable as a foundation to allow you to gain an understanding of what working in a school environment is like before progressing onto the level 2 certificate in supporting teaching and learning, which is the formally recognised teaching assistant qualification. 

You will attend an information session, followed by an individual interview and initial assessment.

You must be 19+ years of age by 31 August 2019. There are no formal entry requirements, but you must have a keen interest in the subject, a good level of English and the ability to work independently.

A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be employed in the classroom.
You will be taught relevant topics through activities and discussion and undertake independent research. Your tutor will assess your work by written assignment via Google Classroom.

You will be expected to work for up to 5 hours per week on activities at home, as directed by your tutor.

The course is continuously assessed using a variety of assessments – written assignments, professional discussions and question and answer sessions.

Guidance is given throughout the course regarding opportunities and careers.  Upon successful completion of this course you can progress onto the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning, or Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges

You will need to bring a notebook and a pen with you.

Qualification (Vocational) courses only.
If you are in receipt of the following benefits, you may be eligible for full fee remission:

  • Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG)
  • Universal Credit and earning less than £338.00 a month (single claim) or £541.00 (household claim)
  • Aged 19-23 yrs studying a first full Level 2 qualification

Fee remission is also available for eligible co-funded learners who are employed but on a low income (less than £16,009.50 annual gross salary)

Find out more - CACHE Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools

Simply contact our customer service team by using the form below or call us on 01724 862217

Alternatively, just call in to see us at Ashby Link.