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

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSE subjects with 4 points or C grade and above.

It is recommended that you either have, or study towards GCSE Maths and English or equivalent at 4 points or C grade in English or maths as this is necessary for employment.

Alternatively, progression from Level 2 Diploma in Childcare and Education.

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 150 hours (1 day per week).

Mandatory units include:

-Schools and colleges as organisations

-Support health and safety in a learning environment

-Understand how to safeguard children and young people

-Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults

-Understand how children and young people develop

-Support positive behaviour in children and young people

-Support children and young people during learning activities

-Support English and maths skills

-Support the use of ICT in the learning environment

-Support assessment for learning

-Engage in personal and professional development

-Support children and young people’s speech, language and communication 60

-Understand how to support bilingual learners

-Understand how to support learning of children and young people with special

educational needs and disabilities

-Support children and young people during transitions

-Support the role of play, leisure and extra-curricular activities for children and young


Course Assessment Method

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

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.

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 does it Cost?

Course costs

> 19-23 - £1650.00

> 24+ - £2225.00

You may be able to apply for the Advanced Learner Loan to help pay for your course fees.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning
Level: Level 3
Awarding Body: CACHE
Academic Year: 23/24
Start Date: September 2023

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