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CACHE QCF Level 2 Award /Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

This one year Level 2 course takes place at both the Kensington Centre on Thursdays or the Chelsea Centre on Fridays.

The course is aimed at those who wish to become teaching assistants or learning support assistants in a school setting.

You will be introduced to all aspects of supporting teaching and learning practice including safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, communication and professional relationships with children, promoting positive behaviour and equality, diversity and inclusion.

Work Placement
You will be required to complete a minimum of 185 hours in placement in a school.

What background and qualifications do you need?
You need good spoken and written English to take the course and an interest in working with children in schools.

What does the course lead to?
The course gives you a Level 2 qualification which is an assistant role qualification. This means you can work as a teaching assistant.

Where will I study?
The course runs at both campuses.

What are the facilities and equipment like?
The course is run in a dedicated classroom. It has computers for all students to use. You can also bring in your laptop. The college has a library/study centre on both sites where you can work in silence or in small groups. You also have access to its books and ebooks.

How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed throughout the year. There are 10 written assignments which are assessed by the course tutor. All pieces of work are at level 2.
You will also be assessed in your placement or work by our professional assessor to ensure that you are implementing the best practice which you are learning in college. You will have 2 assessments throughout the year.

Are course materials available online?
Lecturers make full use of Moodle where you can access materials to support you on the course. This is available both inside and outside college.

What do I need to bring to the assessment/interview?
The initial assessment will take around 2 hours. If you have achieved GCSE qualifications you should bring proof of your grades to the assessment. After this you will be interviewed to check your commitment to long term study and also have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about the course.

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

You may choose a LEVEL 3 NCFE CACHE Diploma in Health and Social Care if you wish to undertake a more practical based course and have experience or an existing level 2 qualification.

The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England confirms competence in areas of Health and Social Care as appropriate and is the required qualification for registration and regulatory requirements in the Social Care sector in England.

Potential job roles for those working towards this qualification:
•senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings
•senior healthcare assistants/support workers in community and primary care environments
•senior healthcare assistants/support workers in acute health environments
•senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in domiciliary services
•senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in day services
•senior support workers in supported living projects
•community-based senior care assistants/support workers/key workers, including those working in specialist areas e.g. dementia, learning disabilities
•personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families
•emerging new types of workers and multidisciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models.

Completion of this qualification is achieved through a combination of classroom-based learning and experience in the workplace. This qualification will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills required when working with adults in health and social care environments. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures.

You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This will include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments and tasks. If you already work in one of these roles, this qualification will cement your knowledge and skills in preparation for progression to a job role at a higher level.

Progression

If you are looking to continue studying after completion of this qualification our ACCESS programme has a wide variety of programmes for you which prepare you for university in your chosen specialised area

It is anticipated that learners will progress to Level 4/5 qualifications for management or senior practitioner roles in health and social care, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

If you are just leaving school, with or without GCSEs, a Level 2 NCFE CACHE Diploma in Health and Care may be a suitable route for you.

You will need to complete a combination of core mandatory units, pathway specific units and optional units to achieve this qualification. Mandatory units include:
•Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
•Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s
•Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s
•Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
•Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
•The role of the health and social care worker
•Implement person-centred approaches in health and social care
•Contribute to health and safety in health and social care
•Handle information in health and social care settings.

Completion of this qualification is achieved through a combination of classroom-based learning and experience in the workplace. This qualification will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills required when working with adults in health and social care environments. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures.

This qualification is ideal if you wish to work, or are currently working, in a supervised role with adults in health and social care settings in England. Undertaking the Level 2 Diploma will allow you to build on your knowledge and apply it in real work settings. You will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement (2 days per week) as you will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This will include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments and tasks.

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work under supervision in a wide variety of Level 2 Health and Social Care job roles, such as:

  • Care Assistant in Residential Settings or Supported Living
  • Healthcare Support Worker in Community and Primary Care Environments
  • Healthcare Assistant in Acute Health Environments
  • Care Support Worker in Domiciliary Services.

If you already work in one of these roles, this qualification will cement your knowledge and skills in preparation for progression to a job role at a higher level.

If you are looking to continue studying after completion of this qualification, the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England provides you with the knowledge and skills required when working with adults in health and social care environments in a supervised role to progress to the:

Access to Radiography Level 3

There is far more to Radiography than taking X-rays, you can choose to specialise in diagnostic or therapeutic radiography. What ever route you choose you will be entering a rewarding and varied profession. Did you leave school a long time ago? Did you fail to achieve your full potential at school? Do you feel it’s time for a new career, a change of direction? If you are over 19 and would like to gain the skills to go to university to study Radiography this is the course for you.

To pass the diploma students have to achieve 60 credits, 45 are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction and the remaining 15 credits are from compulsory study skills units which include; essay writing, research skills and critical thinking, the successful completion of which is designed to prepare students for the kinds of independent study that they will experience in Higher Education. This is a demanding intensive course and you will need to be highly motivated with a committed and organised approach and a genuine aptitude and passion for your subject. You are expected to self-study for a minimum of 10 extra hours a week in order to manage strict work deadlines and to cope with the work load.

Depending on your chosen progression route, some universities may expect you to have gained experience working in a relevant vocational setting and are also likely to require a DBS check. It is strongly advised that you to have any required work experience in place by the time you begin your Access course.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for these Access courses are:

  • GCSE Maths A* to C
  • GCSE English A* to C

If you do not already hold these qualifications, we advise you to gain these qualifications before enrolling onto Access to H.E. Many universities will be asking you for high grades in your work and you need to be sure these are achievable.
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for as you will be applying for a university place within the first term.

What Books And Equipment Do I Need?

  • You will need writing materials to take notes and store class handouts.
  • You will need access to a computer to produce your course work
  • A booklist is provided but there are no mandatory books to purchase.

Where will I Study ?

  • All classes are at the Chelsea, Hortensia Road SW10 0QS site.
  • There is a laboratory space used for some of the lectures.

What will I learn?

There are 5 Study Skills across all Access pathways and these support the academic skills you will need for both the course and for progression to higher education. There are a range of biology units that cover the main body systems, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous; some pathways also complete a practical science unit. Pathways will have specialist units in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic and Sports Science and Radiography includes 3 units in Physics. Science pathways will study Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by subject specialists through a range of classroom based activities both theoretical and practical. Your day is divided into four 90 minute classes covering a range of subject areas. You will be required to attend for two full days a week, 9.30am until 4.30pm Access is an intensive study program; you must be completely committed to work hard and are required to maintain 100% attendance.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work. Each term will cover a different range of units and there are strict assessment deadlines linked to achievement of merit and distinction grades.

There are 45 credits available at merit and distinction level and some universities will make an offer conditional on achieving a specified grade profile.

What can I do next?

You will be applying to your chosen universities through UCAS around October, November time.  The Kensington and Chelsea College Access programme has excellent links with a wide range of universities and each year a number of our students progress to the Russell group universities. Progression routes have included: 

  • Radiography: City, South Bank, Hertfordshire, Portsmouth, Exeter Suffolk

Access to Midwifery Level 3

There is a shortage of midwives in the NHS and there are plans to increase the numbers in the next few years. Would you like to be a part of this rewarding profession? Did you leave school a long time ago? Did you fail to achieve your full potential at school? Do you feel it’s time for a new career, a change of direction? If you are over 19 and would like to gain the skills to go to university to study midwifery this is the course for you.

Depending on your chosen progression route, some universities may expect you to have gained experience working in a relevant vocational setting and are also likely to require a DBS check. It is strongly advised that you to have any required work experience in place by the time you begin your Access course.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for these Access courses are:

  • GCSE Maths A* to C
  • GCSE English A* to C

If you do not already hold these qualifications we advise you to gain these qualifications before enrolling onto Access to H.E. Many universities will be asking you for high grades in your work and you need to be sure these are achievable.
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for as you will be applying for a university place within the first term.

What Books And Equipment Do I Need?

  • You will need writing materials to take notes and store class handouts.
  • You will need access to a computer to produce your course work
  • A booklist is provided but there are no mandatory books to purchase.

Where will I Study ?

  • All classes are at the Chelsea, Hortensia Road SW10 0QS site.
  • There is a laboratory space used for some of the lectures.

What will I learn?

There are 5 Study Skills across all Access pathways and these support the academic skills you will need for both the course and for progression to higher education. There are a range of biology units that cover the main body systems, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous; some pathways also complete a practical science unit. Pathways will have specialist units in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic and Sports Science and Radiography includes 3 units in Physics. Science pathways will study Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by subject specialists through a range of classroom based activities both theoretical and practical. Your day is divided into four 90 minute classes covering a range of subject areas. You will be required to attend for two full days a week, 9.30am until 4.30pm Access is an intensive study program; you must be completely committed to work hard and are required to maintain 100% attendance.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work. Each term will cover a different range of units and there are strict assessment deadlines linked to achievement of merit and distinction grades.

There are 45 credits available at merit and distinction level and some universities will make an offer conditional on achieving a specified grade profile.

What can I do next?

You will be applying to your chosen universities through UCAS around October, November time.  The Kensington and Chelsea College Access programme has excellent links with a wide range of universities and each year a number of our students progress to the Russell group universities. Progression routes have included: 

  • Midwifery: Kings, West London, Middlesex, South bank, Huddersfield,, Kingston

Access to Nursing Level 3

Would you like to be a part of this rewarding profession? Did you leave school a long time ago? Did you fail to achieve your full potential at school? Do you feel it’s time for a new career, a change of direction? If you are over 19 and would like to gain the skills to go to university to study nursing this is the course for you.

Accesses to Higher Education Diplomas are national qualifications which allow students without traditional Level 3 qualifications to apply for degree courses and enter university.

Our highly successful Access to Midwifery, Nursing, Paramedic Studies, Radiography, Science and Sports Science courses run over one year and are for students wishing to gain a level 3 qualification that allows them to progress onto a degree program.

To pass the diploma students have to achieve 60 credits, 45 are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction and the remaining 15 credits are from compulsory study skills units which include; essay writing, research skills and critical thinking, the successful completion of which is designed to prepare students for the kinds of independent study that they will experience in Higher Education. This is a demanding intensive course and you will need to be highly motivated with a committed and organised approach and a genuine aptitude and passion for your subject. You are expected to self-study for a minimum of 10 extra hours a week in order to manage strict work deadlines and to cope with the work load.

Depending on your chosen progression route, some universities may expect you to have gained experience working in a relevant vocational setting and are also likely to require a DBS check. It is strongly advised that you to have any required work experience in place by the time you begin your Access course.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for these Access courses are:

  • GCSE Maths A* to C
  • GCSE English A* to C

If you do not already hold these qualifications, we advise you to gain these qualifications before enrolling onto Access to H.E. Many universities will be asking you for high grades in your work and you need to be sure these are achievable.
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for as you will be applying for a university place within the first term.

What Books And Equipment Do I Need?

  • You will need writing materials to take notes and store class handouts.
  • You will need access to a computer to produce your course work
  • A booklist is provided but there are no mandatory books to purchase.

Where will I Study ?

  • All classes are at the Chelsea, Hortensia Road SW10 0QS site.
  • There is a laboratory space used for some of the lectures.

What will I learn?

There are 5 Study Skills across all Access pathways and these support the academic skills you will need for both the course and for progression to higher education. There are a range of biology units that cover the main body systems, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous; some pathways also complete a practical science unit. Pathways will have specialist units in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic and Sports Science and Radiography includes 3 units in Physics. Science pathways will study Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by subject specialists through a range of classroom based activities both theoretical and practical. Your day is divided into four 90 minute classes covering a range of subject areas. You will be required to attend for two full days a week, 9.30am until 4.30pm Access is an intensive study program; you must be completely committed to work hard and are required to maintain 100% attendance.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work. Each term will cover a different range of units and there are strict assessment deadlines linked to achievement of merit and distinction grades.

There are 45 credits available at merit and distinction level and some universities will make an offer conditional on achieving a specified grade profile.

What can I do next?

You will be applying to your chosen universities through UCAS around October, November time.  The Kensington and Chelsea College Access programme has excellent links with a wide range of universities and each year a number of our students progress to the Russell group universities. Progression routes have included: 

  • Nursing: Kingston, South Bank, Buckinghamshire

Access to Science Level 3

The Access to Science course is for students wishing to progress to university, to study on science-related courses such as Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Environmental Science, Paramedic Science, Pharmacy, Food Science and Microbiology and some healthcare related degree courses. This is an intensive study programme and you will need to be completely committed and prepared to undertake self-study. It is recommended that you gain some experience in a relevant setting by the time you begin your Access to Science course.

To pass the diploma students have to achieve 60 credits, 45 are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction and the remaining 15 credits are from compulsory study skills units which include; essay writing, research skills and critical thinking, the successful completion of which is designed to prepare students for the kinds of independent study that they will experience in Higher Education. This is a demanding intensive course and you will need to be highly motivated with a committed and organised approach and a genuine aptitude and passion for your subject. You are expected to self-study for a minimum of 10 extra hours a week in order to manage strict work deadlines and to cope with the work load.

Depending on your chosen progression route, some universities may expect you to have gained experience working in a relevant vocational setting and are also likely to require a DBS check. It is strongly advised that you to have any required work experience in place by the time you begin your Access course.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for these Access courses are:

  • GCSE Maths A* to C
  • GCSE English A* to C

If you do not already hold these qualifications, we advise you to gain these qualifications before enrolling onto Access to H.E. Many universities will be asking you for high grades in your work and you need to be sure these are achievable.
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for as you will be applying for a university place within the first term.

What Books And Equipment Do I Need?

  • You will need writing materials to take notes and store class handouts.
  • You will need access to a computer to produce your course work
  • A booklist is provided but there are no mandatory books to purchase.

Where will I Study ?

  • All classes are at the Chelsea, Hortensia Road SW10 0QS site.
  • There is a laboratory space used for some of the lectures.

What will I learn?

There are 5 Study Skills across all Access pathways and these support the academic skills you will need for both the course and for progression to higher education. There are a range of biology units that cover the main body systems, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous; some pathways also complete a practical science unit. Pathways will have specialist units in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic and Sports Science and Radiography includes 3 units in Physics. Science pathways will study Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by subject specialists through a range of classroom based activities both theoretical and practical. Your day is divided into four 90 minute classes covering a range of subject areas. You will be required to attend for two full days a week, 9.30am until 4.30pm Access is an intensive study program; you must be completely committed to work hard and are required to maintain 100% attendance.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work. Each term will cover a different range of units and there are strict assessment deadlines linked to achievement of merit and distinction grades.

There are 45 credits available at merit and distinction level and some universities will make an offer conditional on achieving a specified grade profile.

What can I do next?

You will be applying to your chosen universities through UCAS around October, November time.  The Kensington and Chelsea College Access programme has excellent links with a wide range of universities and each year a number of our students progress to the Russell group universities. Progression routes have included: 

  • Science: Kent, Royal Holloway, Brighton, Kings, Southampton, London Metropolitan, St Mary’s

Foundation Degree in Early Years (offered in collaboration with Kingston University)

Foundation Degree in Early Years

The Foundation Degree in Early Years at Kensington and Chelsea College is run in collaboration with Kingston University at Level 4 and Level 5. All students attend college for one day per week between 3pm and 9.30pm on a Thursday. The programme provides a unique approach for work based learners to gain a degree qualification, combining theoretical academic study and work to enhance and deepen knowledge and improve practice.

The Foundation Degree in Early Years leads to a number of possible pathways.
•BA (Hons.) in Early Years Education and Leadership Practice
•BA (Hons.) in Early Years Teaching and Learning
•BA (Hons.) in Children’s Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practice (0-19 years)
•BA (Hons.) in Child Centred Inter-Professional Practice (0-19)

To apply for the course, you must meet the following criteria:

You will have an appropriate Level 3 qualification such as the Diploma in Child Care and Education or Early Years, NNEB, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent.

You must be employed or working voluntary in an Early Years setting for at least 16 hours per week. Course work and assignments will require you to be working at a level where you are fully involved with curriculum planning, supporting Special Educational Needs, working with parents and all aspects of Early Years Care and Education.

You will have at least 1 year post qualifying experience in a relevant early year’s setting. In some cases, significant experience in employment prior to achieving Level 3 may be taken into consideration. You can apply through the UCAS website available at https://www.ucas.com

UCAS Code: X110

Kensington and Chelsea College code is: T

CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care (QCF)

This one year level 2 course takes place at Kensington Centre two days a week – Monday and Tuesday or our Chelsea Centre on Thursday and Fridays. You will be introduced to all aspects of early years practice from keeping children safe to legislation and theoretical perspectives.

Work placement.

You will be required to complete 250 hours in placement or work (12 hours or 2 days a week), you need to demonstrate a willingness and competence at assistant level in work with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, you will be supported in achieving this.

What background and qualifications do you need?

You need good English to take the course, and an interest in working with children.

What does the course lead to?

The course gives you a level 2 qualification which is an assistant role qualification. This means you can work in early years but must be supervised at all times. You can then apply to attend the level 3 course (there is no automatic entry)

Where will I study?

This will depend on which course you enrol on – see Campus/Times details above.

What are the facilities and equipment like?

The course is run in a dedicated classroom. It has computers for all students to use. You can also bring in your laptop. The college has a library/study centre where you can work in silence or small groups. You also have access to its books and ebooks.

How much should I study outside class?

You should be studying around 10 hours outside class contact time. Certain times of the year may mean you have to study for longer hours. Students who do best work many hours on assignments outside the classroom.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed throughout the year. There are 12 assessed assignments. These could be an essay, report, or a presentation or piece of group work . All pieces of work are at level 2

You will be assessed in your placement or work by our professional assessor to ensure you are implementing the best practice you are learning in college. You will have 2 assessments throughout the year.

Are course materials available online?

Lecturers make full use of “Moodle” where you can assess materials to support you on the course.  This is available both inside and outside college.

What books and equipment do I need?

You will need to buy two books to support you throughout the course.  You also should be reading widely outside the course such as broadsheets and journals (Nursery World).  You will also need to buy two lever arch folders, plastic wallets, paper and general stationery.

What do I need to bring to the assessment/interview?

The initial assessment will take around 2 hours.  You will have to bring proof of your GCSE grades to the assessment.  After this you will be interviewed to check your commitment to long term study.

CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF)

Course Description

This one year advanced level course takes place at Chelsea Centre two days a week – Thursday and Friday. You will study all aspects of early years practice from keeping children safe to legislation and theoretical perspectives.

Work placement

You will be required to complete 350 hours in placement or work ( 12 hours or 2 days a week), you need to demonstrate competence in work with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, you will be supported in achieving this. You will also undertake a longitudinal study of two children from 2 different age ranges.

What background and qualifications do you need?

You need good English to take the course, and a level 2 in early years or its equivalent.

What does the course lead to?

The course gives you a ‘license to practice’ which means you can work unsupervised and manage or lead a room or setting. After one year of practice you can apply for the Advanced practitioner level 4 or the Foundation Degree in early years.

Where will I study?

See Campus / Times Details above

What are the facilities and equipment like?

The course is run in a dedicated classroom. It has computers for all students to use. You can also bring in your laptop. The college has a library/study centre where you can work in silence or small groups. You also have access to its books and ebooks.

How much should I study outside class?

You should be studying around 15 hours outside class contact time. Certain times of the year may mean you have to study for longer hours. Students who do best work many hours on assignments outside the classroom.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed throughout the year. There are 20 assessed assignments. These could be an essay, report, or a presentation or piece of group work . All pieces of work are at level 3.

You will be assessed in your placement or work by our professional assessor to ensure you are implementing the best practice you are learning in college. You will have 4 assessments throughout the year.

Are course materials available online?

Lecturers make full use of “Moodle” where you can assess materials to support you on the course.  This is available both inside and outside college.

What books and equipment do I need?

You will need to buy two books to support you throughout the course.  You also should be reading widely outside the course such as broadsheets and journals (EYE and Nursery World).  You will also need to buy two lever arch folders, plastic wallets, paper and general stationery.