Level 2 Certificate in Support Work in Schools and Colleges


The level 2 Support Work in Schools and Colleges qualification is aimed at a range of learners who are thinking of working in a school or college setting, including young people, mature learners, learners with special educational needs, or where English is an additional language.

Key info:

  • Outcome: Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges
  • Awarding body: NCFE CACHE (Ofqual accredited)
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  • Tutor Assessed: Yes
  • Course type: Online / Remote Learning
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The Level 2 Award is divided into 6 sections:

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

Course Outcome

Upon completion of this course, successful trainees will receive the following NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Support Work in Schools and Colleges. This  is an Ofqual regulated qualification, which can be included in future CV's and Job application forms under professional training and development. e-Qualitas has developed courses in the educuation sector since 1998 and is one of the UK's largest providers of Teacher Training. Teaching Assistants become more employable having gained certifications in Support Work in Schools and Colleges and many employers specifically ask for their qualifications when taking on members of staff.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must be at least 16 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but Centres may have their own guidelines.

How is this qualification structured?

To achieve the Award the learner must complete 6 mandatory units.

How is it assessed?

All units 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.

How long will it take to complete this qualification?

The Award can usually be completed in 6 months.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

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

What related qualifications can you progress to?

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