The CACHE Level 3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning Qualification is the Apprenticeship Standard for Teaching Assistants. These newer qualifications include current agendas such as radicalisation, mental health and e-safety, and the scope of our newer qualifications has been changed to include learners providing support in colleges, therefore the age range covers 5 years and above.
This course will provide you with knowledge of working with different individuals in different settings, such as adults who have SEND within a college environment. The structure is simple with mandatory units only to support all-round knowledge and skills for future employment in different learning environments.
There are three different qualifications, the Award, Certificate and Diploma.
Who is it for?
The qualifications in this suite are ideal for anyone looking for a nationally recognised qualification that will allow them to become a qualified teaching assistant.
What are the requirements?
Each of the qualifications in this nested suite 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 the certificate or diploma, you must also be working or volunteering in a school or college from key stage one as these courses require you to complete a work placement and provide evidence and
observations as part of your assessment.
A work placement is not required for you to complete the level 3 award.
Where can it get you?
Once you have successfully completed one of the level 3 qualifications, you can apply for a variety of unsupervised roles that support children and young people with their education in a school or college, including the following roles:
- Teaching assistants
- Learning support assistants
- Special needs assistants