NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning
Become a qualified teaching assistant with this NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification from Open Study College!
- This NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning is ideal for those just starting out in their career as a teaching assistant and already working/volunteering in a support role in a school or college.
- Achieve a 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 NCFE CACHE Alumni membership for two years when you enrol on your course.
- Study at home at your own pace.
This NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification is ideal for those looking to pursue a career as a teaching assistant and already working/volunteering in a support role in a school or college. 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 monitor the development of children and young people; and how to provide an environment that supports the health and safety of children and young people.
The Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning nested qualification
OSC’s range of Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications sit within NCFE 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 one year.
Approximately 350 study hours and 100 placement hours.
You will receive your NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.
You must be aged 16 or over to enrol on this course. You must also be working or volunteering in a school or college in order to complete your work placement and provide the evidence required to achieve your qualification.
Qualification Number: 603/2498/3
- Learn the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education
- Understand how schools and colleges are organised regarding roles and responsibilities
- Know the importance of teamwork in schools and colleges
- Understand the ethos, mission, aims and values of education
- Learn the importance of policies and procedures in education
- Understand how to provide environments that support children and young people's health and safety
- Learn how to recognise and manage risks to health, safety and security in a learning environment or during off-site visits
- Know 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
- Know the responsibilities of your own role is assisting the administration of medication
- Know the 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
- Learn the importance of ensuring the safety and protection of children and young people in the learning environment
- Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
- Learn how to support wellbeing when working with children and young people
- 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 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
- Learn the policies and procedures for promoting the positive behaviour of children and young people
- Know how to promote positive behaviour
- Be able to control and manage challenging behaviour in a learning environment
- Be able to participate in planning within a learning environment
- Know how to prepare for learning activities
- Understand how to support learning activities
- Be able to observe and feedback on participation and progress
- Know how to contribute to evaluating learning activities
- Understand the different learner needs for English and Maths support
- Know how to provide English support to provide access for teaching and learning
- Know how to provide Maths support to provide access for teaching and learning
- Know the policies and procedures for using ICT within teaching and learning
- Understand the preparation of ICT resources within teaching and learning
- Be able to support the use of ICT within teaching and learning
- Know the purpose and characteristics of assessment for learning
- Be able to use assessment strategies to promote learning
- Learn how to support learners in reviewing strategies and achievements in their learning
- Know what is required to effectively complete your own role
- Be able to reflect on practice within an organisation
- Learn how to evaluate own performance
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 that can provide you with a suitably qualified teacher and workplace assessor who can observe you, comment on your skills and write a report to meet the assessment requirements. This direct observation will be used as evidence towards your qualification. Methods of assessment could include:
- Direct observation of practice
- Witness evidence when directed by the sector skills assessment strategy
- Professional discussion
- Reflection on own practice in real work situations
- Written assignments
This course will take approximately 350 hours to complete. During this course, you will also need to complete a recommended 100 placement hours. 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.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning. A certificate will be provided to you as recognition of your achievement.
With this course, you can achieve 16 UCAS points based on the grade you achieve. You can find out more about UCAS points here.
Who are NCFE CACHE?
NCFE is a leading provider of vocational and technical courses as well as an educational charity. With over 170 years of experience in providing an outstanding education experience, NCFE work with industry experts to create smarter solutions to the greatest learning needs.
They are one of the largest technical and vocational awarding bodies in the United Kingdom and their qualifications are awarded to thousands of people each year.
In 2015, CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health, and Education) became a part of NCFE.
NCFE CACHE Alumni membership
Once you have enrolled on your NCFE CACHE course, you will have access to the NCFE CACHE Alumni membership for two years. NCFE 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 NCFE 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. Alternatively, you can also progress your studies further and complete the next stage in your level 3 nested qualification in supporting teaching and learning.
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.
You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.
- Dedicated personal tutor support with unlimited email access.
- Dedicated learner services from our learner services team.
- Course materials with learning activities.
- Assignment marking and feedback from your personal tutor.
- A free CV critique 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 NCFE CACHE Alumni membership for two years.
- A study pack including a pen, study planner, and notebook*.
* Not included with the online study option
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.
You will complete your assignments from home and send your work to your tutor for them to mark. They will return the assignment to you once they have marked it with detailed feedback and pointers for your next assignment.
No, everything you need is included in the cost of your course!
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 team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.