CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Course code: OSC1406
Official CACHE qualification

For teaching assistants looking to develop their skillset and have additional specialist support and knowledge...

  • Official CACHE qualification
  • Achieve a career in a school as a Teaching Assistant
  • Develop your knowledge in safeguarding and the wellbeing of children and young people
  • Must be working or have school placement
  • FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 2 years when you enrol on your course
Course overview

Ideal for those who are already employed as a teaching assistant or learning support assistant, this CACHE course offers additional specialist support knowledge and skills.

The Level 3 Diploma is the final stage in the Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning nested qualification.

Gain exceptional personal development skills for your career as a teaching assistant and understand vital experience carrying out reflective practice which is essential to the role.

Course Duration

Up to 18 months.

Study Hours

Approximately 530 hours.

Course Outcome

You will recieve your NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning worth up to 53 credits.

Entry Requirements

You must be working or on a practical placement within a school setting.

Assessment

Tutor marked assignmnets and observations.

Course content

 

 

  • 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 well-being
  • 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
Extra info

Course Requirements

You must be at least 16 years old and working or on practical placement throughout the duration of the qualification.  A total of 200 placement hours should be completed.

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you have up to 18 months to complete your course. The course will take approximately 530 hours to complete.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away.

Assessment

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 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.

Course Outcome

On successful completion of the course and assessments, you will receive your NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

Awarding Body

CACHE (the Council of Awards in Care, Health and Education) are the UK’s leading awarding organisation for the childcare and social care sectors and are part of the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) which ensures the highest-level quality courses and industry recognised qualifications.
Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will be entitled to access the CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years. CACHE Alumni is a Professional Membership Network for those who work in the CACHE industries, providing valuable resources and advice for professional studying towards a CACHE qualification.

Progression

You can progress into the following job roles and responsibilities:

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Special Needs Assistant

Learners may also progress onto the Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges

Q&As

You must be working or on practical placement throughout the duration of the qualification.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Accreditation
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • * Comprehensive study guide
  • * Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • * Student study planner
  • * Student notebook
  • * Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

No, everything you need is included in the cost.

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.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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