NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning
Become a qualified teaching assistant with this NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification from Open Study College!
- This NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning is ideal for this just starting out in their career as a teaching assistant.
- Achieve an accredited, nationally recognised NCFE CACHE teaching assistant qualification.
- Gain the work experience you need to get your career off to a strong start.
- FREE access to the CACHE Alumni membership for two years when you enrol on your course.
- Study at home at your own pace.
This NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification is ideal for those looking to pursue a career as a teaching assistant. On successful completion of your course, you will become a qualified teaching assistant.
The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to support pupils in primary, secondary, or SEN schools with their learning. You’ll learn more about how your role can ensure the safety and protection of children and young people in the learning environment; how to provide maths, English, and ICT support for learners; and how to provide support for the speech, language, and communication development of children and young people in a learning environment.
You’ll gain exceptional personal development skills to benefit your teaching assistant career as well as vital experience carrying out reflective practice which is essential to the role.
The Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning nested qualification
OSC’s range of Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications sit within CACHE’s nested suite of courses. Students can top up their studies to achieve the full nested qualification if they desire, or study one qualification type alone. The nested qualification starts with the award, then the certificate, and finally the diploma.
Each of the courses in this nested qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to work with children and young people in primary, secondary, or SEN schools, allowing you to become a fully qualified teaching assistant on completion of the course.
Up to 18 months.
Approximately 530 hours.
You will receive your NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning.
You must be 16 or over to enrol and working or volunteering within a school setting.
Tutor marked assignmnets and observations.
- Understand the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education
- Understand how schools and colleges are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities
- Understand teamwork in schools and colleges
- Understand educational ethos, mission, aims and values
- Understand the purpose of policies and procedures in education
- Understand how to plan and provide environments that support children and young people’s health and safety
- Understand how to recognise and manage risks to health, safety and security in a learning environment or during off-site visits
- Understand how to support children and young people to assess and manage risk for themselves
- Understand appropriate responses to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness in the learning environment and during off-site visits
- Understand own role in assisting in the administration of medication
- Understand legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
- Understand how to work in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people
- Understand the need to ensure children and young people’s safety and protection in the learning environment
- Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
- Understand how to work with children and young people to support their wellbeing
- Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults
- Understand legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection
- Be able to develop professional relationships with children and young people
- Be able to communicate with children and young people
- Be able to develop professional relationships with adults
- Be able to support children and young people in developing relationships
- Be able to support inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people
- Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth to 19 years
- Understand the factors that influence children and young people’s development and how these affect practice
- Understand how to monitor children and young people’s development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern
- Understand policies and procedures for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour in a learning environment
- Be able to promote positive behaviour
- Be able to manage behaviour that challenges in a learning environment
- Be able to contribute to planning learning activities
- Be able to prepare for learning activities
- Be able to support learning activities
- Be able to observe and report on learner participation and progress
- Be able to contribute to the evaluation of learning activities
- Be able to identify learner needs for English and maths support
- Be able to provide English support to help learners access teaching and learning
- Be able to provide maths support to help learners access teaching and learning
- Understand the policy and procedures for the use of ICT for teaching and learning
- Understand how to prepare ICT resources for use in teaching and learning
- Be able to support the use of ICT for teaching and learning
- Understand the purpose and characteristics of assessment for learning
- Be able to use assessment strategies to promote learning
- Be able to support learners in reviewing their learning strategies and achievements
- Be able to contribute to reviewing assessment for learning
- Be able to maintain learner records
- Understand what is required for competence in own work role
- Be able to reflect on organisational practice
- Be able to evaluate own performance
- Be able to agree a personal development plan
- Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development
- Understand the importance of speech, language and communication for children and young people’s overall development
- Understand the role of support staff when supporting speech, language and communication development in the learning environment
- Be able to provide support for the speech, language and communication development of children and young people in the learning environment
- Be able to contribute to maintaining a positive environment that supports speech, language and communication
- Understand how to contribute to the assessment of bilingual learners
- Understand how to support bilingual learners to access the curriculum
- Understand the principles of inclusive practice and the rights of disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs
- Understand how to obtain information about individual needs, capabilities and interests of disabled children and young people, and those with special educational needs
- Understand the special educational needs of children and young people with cognition and learning needs
- Understand the special educational needs of children and young people with emotional, behavioural and social development needs
- Understand the special educational needs of learners with sensory and/or physical needs
- Understand the kinds of strategies needed to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
- Understand the range and impact of transitions that children and young people may experience
- Be able to recognise and respond to transitions in children and young people’s lives
- Be able to support children and young people to manage transitions in their lives
- Understand the nature and importance of play and leisure
- Understand own role in relation to the requirements of play and leisure activities
- Understand how to balance risk and challenge with the benefits of the play and leisure opportunity
Once enrolled, you have up to 18 months to complete your course. The course will take approximately 530 hours to complete. You will receive a full year to complete the course, which is a lot more time than you will need. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.
You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to take control of your studies. You can study at your own pace from a place that suits you. All your learning materials will be posted or emailed to you online, depending on the learning method you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only ever a click away.
All units are internally assessed. Assessment enables the learner’s workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification. This course requires an assessment of your practical skills within your working environment. It is essential that you secure a placement in key stage one (KS1) or above that can provide you with a suitably qualified teacher (to act as your workplace assessor) who can observe you, comment on your skills and sign the workplace evidence that you submit for your assessments. Direct observations are mandatory and will be used as evidence towards your qualification. Methods of assessment could include:
- Direct observation of practice
- Recorded professional discussions
- Reflection on own practice in real work situations
- Written assignments
- Question and answer sessions
Students will be required to be working or on placement within a school or college environment (KS1 or above) to enable them to provide the evidence required to complete the qualification. It is recommended that learners complete 200 placement hours.
On successful completion of the course and assessments, you will receive your NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning. A certificate will be provided to you as recognition of your achievement.
Who are CACHE?
The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE) are the UK’s leading provider of vocational qualifications for those working within care and education. CACHE qualifications are recognised across the education and care industries and they are amongst the most well-known and respected qualifications.
Our range of CACHE vocational qualifications are suitable for individuals involved in early years, education, childcare, and health and social care. All courses lead to a nationally recognised Ofqual regulated qualification and are accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
CACHE works closely with employers and learners to ensure that learners have a progression route whether it’s into further study, a career, or university. These qualifications have helped millions of people obtain the skills and knowledge they need to meet the professional standards required in the care, education, and health industries.
CACHE Alumni membership
Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will have access to the CACHE Alumni membership for two years. CACHE Alumni is a professional membership network for those who work in the care, health, and education industries, providing valuable resources and advice for your studies when working towards/with a CACHE qualification.
Once you have successfully completed this course, you can apply for a position as a teaching assistant, learning support assistant, or special educational needs assistant.
You may also progress onto the Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges.
This qualification is ideal for anyone looking for a nationally recognised qualification that will allow them to become a qualified teaching assistant.
This course is part of a nested suite and it can be studied by learners over the age of 16 and you do not need any previous qualifications. However, students must have basic IT skills and be fluent in English. If you choose to study this course, you must also be working or volunteering in a school or college from key stage one as this course requires you to complete a work placement and provide evidence and observations as part of your assessment.
- Dedicated personal tutor support with unlimited email access.
- Dedicated student support from our student services team.
- Course materials with learning activities.
- Assignment marking and feedback from your personal tutor.
- A free CV writing service and employability guide if you’re focusing on career advancement.
- A free XO Student Discounts membership to save you money on your favourite brands.
- FREE CACHE Alumni membership for two years.
- A study pack including a pen, study planner, and notebook*.
* Not included with the online study option
No, everything you need is included in the cost.
Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering, or on a practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. The recommended number of placement hours is 100 hours. It is important that your work placement follows the national curriculum at key stage one or above. It is essential you secure a placement that can provide you with a suitably qualified teacher (holding QTS) who can act as your workplace assessor to provide written observations on your practice. Your workplace assessor will also need to sign off any additional evidence that you provide for your assessment relating to your placement.
It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.
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