The qualification is aimed at a range of learners, including young people, mature learners, learners with special educational needs or where English is an additional language, and learners who are thinking of working in a school setting.
Learners must be at least 16 years old. They will not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take this qualification.
The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for further learning and training, whilst developing an understanding of the teaching and learning environment in a school setting, how to support the well-being of a child or young person and child, and young person development. You will attend College one day per week for 3 hours (9:30 - 12:30 x 18 weeks). There are 3 (3) mandatory units to complete: 1. Understanding schools as organisations; 2. Understanding how to keep children and young people healthy, safe and well; 3. Understanding how to communicate with children, young people and adults.
All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods which could include: typed assignments using a word document on a computer, leaflets or booklets to show knowledge and understanding, charts or diagrams, or setting up an information board.
NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools
Please complete an application form and return to the College - either online, by post or in person at one of our campuses.
Yes, you will need to meet with a member of staff for an interview and initial assessment.
Extra costs will include study materials, text books, travel to and from your placement and clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
You will need to have access to a computer for independent study, and will use Microsoft Word to complete your assignments. Learners will need to have basic computer skills to complete this course.
To apply or enrol for this course you must first create an account with the College. This is a simple process that should not take more than a few minutes.
If you have any difficulties with applying online or have any other questions please Contact Us, or call 020 8266 4000. Please note this is not a 24 hour helpline.