CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning (Teaching Assistant) Part Time


Course Assessment Method

By your tutor through a range of methods This could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments.

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSE subjects with 4 points or C grade and above, including 4 points or C grade in English or maths. Alternatively progression from Level 2 Diploma in Childcare and Education at grade B or above, as well as GCSE English or maths at Grade C or above.

What does it Cost?

Full time further education course tuition fees are free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies, however if you are 19 years or over tuition fees will apply.

Course costs

> 16-18 - £n/a

> 19-23 - £1650.00

> 24+ - £2225.00

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

What's Involved

The course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children or young people in school environments.

Real Work placements will consist of a primary/secondary setting for a minimum of 300 hours (2 days per week).

Mandatory units include:

> Communication and professional relationships with children and young people practice

> Schools as organisations

> Support learning activities

> Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

> Understand child development

> Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people

As part of your level 3 study programme there is an expectation that learners will participate in the Government Industrial Placement trial during their course placement element.

What's Next

Employment in schools or progress onto the Foundation Degree Working With Children and Young People.

The course is suitable for those wanting to pursue a career or currently in the role as a teaching assistant, learning support assistant, parent support advisers, learning mentors or similar roles at Level 3. This course also includes Paediatric First Aid, and a Mental Health Awareness additionalities.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning
Level: Level 3
Awarding Body: CACHE
Academic Year: 22/23
Start Date: September 2022

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