CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools

Course code: SH033
Fully recognised CACHE course

Kick-start your career as a teaching assistant, from home, with this CACHE level 3 qualification.

  • Gain a recognised qualification in specialist support for teaching and learning in schools.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of those involved in supporting teaching and learning in schools, especially where that support requires specialist knowledge and skills.
  • Learn how to support children with special education needs, behavioural emotional and social development needs and disabled children.
  • Achieve a career in a school as a teaching assistant, special educational needs assistant, learning support assistant, and more.
  • Explore how to support assessment for learning.
  • Earn up to 24 UCAS points.
This course is only available as a study pack.
Course overview

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in specialist support for teaching and learning in schools this course is ideal for those wanting to progress in their current career or go onto further vocational training and placement opportunities.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 250 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive your CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.

Entry Requirements

You must be 16 years or older to enrol onto this course and have a placement in a school environment throughout the course.

Assessment

Portfolio of evidence.

Course content

Qualification Number: 501/0476/7

  • Expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth - 19 years
  • Factors that influence children and young people’s development and how these affect practice
  • How to monitor children and young people’s development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern
  • Importance of early intervention to support the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people
  • Potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development
  • The main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
  • Importance of working in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people
  • Importance of ensuring children and young people’s safety and protection in the work setting
  • Respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
  • Respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been bullied
  • How to work with children and young people to support their safety and wellbeing
  • Plan and provide environments and services that support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Recognise and manage risks to health, safety and security in a work setting or off site visits
  • Support children and young people to assess and manage risk for themselves
  • Appropriate responses to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness in work settings and off site visits
  • What is required for competence in own work role
  • Be able to reflect on practice
  • Evaluate own performance
  • Agree a personal development plan
  • Use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development
  • Contribute to planning learning activities
  • Prepare for learning activities
  • Be able to support learning activities
  • Observe and report on learner participation and progress
  • Contribute to the evaluation of learning activities
  • Evaluate own practice in relation to supporting literacy numeracy and ICT
  • Policies and procedures for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour
  • Promote positive behaviour
  • Manage inappropriate behaviour
  • How to respond to challenging behaviour
  • Contribute to reviews of behaviour and behaviour policies
  • Develop professional relationships with children and young people
  • Be able to communicate with children and young people
  • Develop professional relationships with adults
  • Support children and young people in developing relationships
  • Comply with policies and procedures for confidentiality, sharing information and data protection
  • Promote equality and diversity in work with children and young people.
  • Impact of prejudice and discrimination on children and young people
  • Support inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people
  • The purpose and characteristics of assessment for learning
  • Use assessment strategies to promote learning
  • Support learners in reviewing their learning strategies and achievement
  • Contribute to reviewing assessment for learning
  • The principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults
  • How to communicate with children, young people and adults
  • Legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection
  • The structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education
  • How schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities
  • Understand school ethos, mission, aims and values
  • The legislation affecting schools
  • The purpose of school policies and procedures
  • The wider context in which schools operate
  • Knowledge, understanding and skills to support the development of speech, language and communication of children in a school setting
  • Support children in school who have a disability or have a special educational need and require additional provision
  • This unit provides the knowledge, understanding and skills to support children and young people with behaviour, emotional and social development needs
Extra info

Course Requirements

There is a requirement for assessment in a real work environment so you must have a placement (either as a volunteer or as a member of staff) in a school environment. There is no minimum duration for the placement, but you should seek a sufficient placement to gather the evidence of learning required by each study unit of the course.

Assessment

Students are required to compile a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their learning against each of the assessment criteria of the course, which will be assessed by your tutor. Some portfolio evidence will need to be witnessed by a competent person in the workplace hence students must be employed in a school or arrange and complete a voluntary work experience placement.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 250 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

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 to you, so receiving your course is hassle-free. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will receive your CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.

Depending on the grade achieved, you can also earn up to 24 UCAS points when completing this course.

Awarding Body

CACHE became part of NCFE in 2015. CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) qualifications specialise in the care and education sector and are the leading industry specialists. This course has been developed by experts, which ensures everything that employers need is covered. 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/with a CACHE qualification.

Q&As

You must be 16 years or older to enrol onto this course.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • 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

No. We will issue certification based on your coursework and work placement assessments.

Yes. There is a requirement for assessment in a real work environment so you must have a placement (either as a volunteer or as a member of staff) in a school environment. There is no minimum duration for the placement, but you should seek a sufficient placement to gather the evidence of learning required by each study unit of the course.

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your certification.

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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