The Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools - CACHE Level 3 Certificate (RQF) Course is available to learners 16+ who are working or volunteering within a school or college, particularly in the role of a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant. It is suitable for support workers seeking to apply for Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status. Students who are beginners in this subject area should consider the Level 2 Qualification Course which is also available.
The course aims to enable learners to understand the roles and responsibilities of those involved in supporting teaching and learning in schools, and provide an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to do this effectively and in a self-directed way.
It prepares learners to support the Teacher and the delivery of the curriculum within a school, as well as developing skills to help children and young people to develop self-esteem, independence and skills for learning. It seeks to further develop professional and technical skills and knowledge, and an understanding of the importance of positive relationships within a school.
We also have the Level 3 Diploma Course available which includes the same units from this course, plus additional units specific to SEN Requirements.
This course provides successful students with a CACHE Level 3 Certificate Qualification with 35 credits.
Students will need to have a placement in a school or educational setting in which to gather evidence of skills and learning, and you will need to nominate a workplace supervisor who will oversee your practical evidence gathering. It is recommended that students have the placement for the duration of their studies. This could be a full-time position or a voluntary position of one or two mornings, afternoons or days per week.
This is a competence based qualification suitable for all roles in schools, including site staff, administrators, etc. as well as those who work directly with children and young people. It seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding that all those working in a school setting will need and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context.
Please contact us if you have any questions about the work placement requirements.
This unit aims to prepare the learner for working in a learning environment.
The unit includes the following topics:
This unit provides the knowledge and understanding required to support children and young people’s health and safety in a learning environment.
This unit provides the knowledge and understanding required to support the safeguarding of children and young people.
This unit provides the knowledge and understanding which underpins effective communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults. It covers the competence required to develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults.
This unit provides knowledge and understanding of how children and young people from birth to 19 years develop, including underpinning theoretical perspectives. It also includes actions taken when differences in development are identified.
This unit provides the knowledge, understanding and skills required to support children and young people’s positive behaviour. It requires demonstration of competence in promoting positive behaviour and managing behaviour that challenges.
This unit provides the knowledge, understanding and skills to support learning activities in different learning environments. It requires competence in supporting the planning, delivery, assessment and review cycle.
This unit provides the knowledge, understanding and skills to provide English and Maths support across teaching and learning.
This unit provides the knowledge, understanding and skills to provide ICT support across teaching and learning. It requires knowledge of policies and procedures for the use of ICT in the learning environment and the demonstration of competence in using ICT to promote learning and support learners to review their achievements.
This unit provides the knowledge, understanding and skills to support assessment for learning. It requires demonstration of competence in using assessment strategies to promote learning, supporting learners to review their learning strategies and achievements, and working with the teacher to review assessment for learning processes and outcomes.
This unit is aimed at those who work with children and young people in a wide range of learning environments. The unit considers personal development and reflective practice, which are both fundamental to this role.
There are no particular entry requirements, although you cannot complete this course unless you have a suitable placement for collecting your work-based evidence for the course assignments. This placement could be full time, part time or voluntary.
You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.
As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.
Students are required to compile a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their learning against each of the assessment criteria of the course. Portfolios are assessed by a 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 work experience placement.
The Qualification is gained from your coursework so there is no exam to complete. On successful completion, students will be awarded a Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Level 3 Qualification issued by CACHE.
This qualification has been accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (Ofqual Qualification No: 603/2498/3). This is a Level 3 Certificate Qualification with 35 credits.
Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual's level descriptors page.
CACHE are a national awarding body who offer high-quality qualifications for the care and education industry, making them the UK’s leading sector specialist. Established in 1945 by the Ministry of Health under the name of the National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB). In 1994 the NNEB merged with the Council for Early Years Awards to form CACHE. They offer a portfolio of qualifications ranging from Entry to Level 5. This course is purchased through Distance Learning Centre, a partner of Kendal Publishing. The delivery, assessment and quality assurance will be carried out by Kendal Publishing who are an approved CACHE centre for assessment and certification.
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