Level 1 NCFE CACHE Award in Preparing to Work in Schools

Course Summary

This qualification prepares learners 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 child and young person development.

This qualification is aimed at a range of learners who are thinking of working in a school setting including: young people, mature learners, learners with special educational needs or where English is an additional language.

Units covered:

  • 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


This qualification will be internally assessed using a range of methods, which could include written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams, or setting up an information board.

Subject: Teaching Assistant
Course Target: Adult
Qualification Type: Diploma
Study Location: Tower Hamlets Campus

Where Does It Lead:

The next level of course that is available is Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Entry Requirement:

Learners must be at least 14 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but Centres may have their own guidelines.

This is a knowledge-only qualification. Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take this qualification.

Course Duration: 13 weeks
Study Days: Friday 9am-11am
Study Time: Days
Course Fees: £255.00
Fees Disclaimer: *(Courses offered to 16-18 students are free. Adults(19+) students will have to pay fees subject to their circumstances please enquire at enrolment).

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