1Course Overview

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Course code: OSC1256

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Kick-start your career in working with children, from home!

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.  

In addition, this new CACHE course has been updated and is part of the new suite of Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications.

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in supporting teaching and learning in schools, this NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award is ideal for:

  • Students who want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification in supporting teaching and learning in schools
  • Want to go onto further vocational training and placement opportunities
  • Those aspiring to achieve a career in a school as a teaching assistant

This NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning course enables you to:

  • Gain an understanding of child and young person development
  • Develop your knowledge in safeguarding and the wellbeing of children and young people 
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification to kick-start your career

What's more, you will now also gain FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 1 year on completion of your course!

20% off selected courses - Until 22nd January
2Course Content

Course Content

QCF Award Number: 603/2495/8

Unit 1: Schools and Colleges as Organisations

(T/616/5878, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 2)

  • 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
Unit 2: Support Health and Safety in a Learning Environment 

(A/616/5879, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 20 hours; Credits: 3)

  • Understand how to provide environments that support children and young people's health and safety
  • Learn how to recognise and managerisks 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
Unit 3: Understand How to Safeguard Children and Young People

(M/616/5880, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 25 hours; Credits: 4)

  • 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 yourng 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
Unit 4: Develop Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults

(A/616/5882, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 25 hours; Credits: 3)

  • 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
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required, so you can complete all assessed work from home.

Course Duration

This course will take approximately 120 hours to complete. Students 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.

On completion of your studies, you will also gain access to the CACHE Alumni for up to 1 year. CACHE Alumni is a Professional Membership Network for those who work in the CACHE Sector, providing valuable resources and advice for professionals with a CACHE qualification.

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 or sent to you online, you decide. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

CACHE became part of NCFE in 2015.

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.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

What are the requirements needed to enrol onto this course?

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however you must be at least 16 years of age. Students also must have basic IT skills and be fluent in English Language.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

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.

What is included in the cost of the course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for a year after completion
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
  • * Not included with the online study option
Do I need to be working in a care role to enrol onto this course?

You do not need to be working to enrol onto this course as this is a knowledge-only qualification.

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

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 NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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