This is a knowledge based qualification course. It is suitable for:
- Those who may not yet be employed within a school
- All support staff roles in schools, including school administrator, receptionist, library assistant, IT support worker, learning support assistant, teaching assistant, caretaker, lunch-time assistant
- Those who work directly with children and young people
- Those who require initial training or an induction to a new role
About theTeaching Assistant Course
The CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools qualification course is an introduction to the role and responsibilities of teaching assistants. This teaching assistants’ course will provide learners with an understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children or young people in school environments.
The Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools is a knowledge based qualification and thus a school placement is not needed in order to successfully complete this course.
Qualification Number: 500/9963/2
To gain the qualification learners will need to achieve 12 credits from the 4 units listed in the syllabus.
Please note: Online access is required in order to complete this course.
What Can I Do After Taking This Teaching Assistant Course?
Become a teaching assistant. After successfully completing our CACHE Teaching Assistant Level 3 course, you could apply for a teaching assistant position within a school.
Gain a promotion. If you are already working as a teaching assistant, you may be eligible to work without supervision, for a promotion to Senior Teaching Assistant, Senior Learning Support Assistant or Senior Special Educational Needs Assistant, and for an increase in pay.
Build your career. If you wish to increase your responsibilities and build your teaching assistant career even further, you could continue your training with further CACHE modules.
Qualification: CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools
On completion of this course you will receive the CACHE 3 Level Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (QCF) qualification. This qualification is listed on the QCF (Qualification Number: 500/9963/2).
CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors. CACHE continue to develop the most up to date and relevant qualifications for the new QCF and work closely with Sector Skills Councils to ensure the highest level of quality and a cutting-edge service to their customers, our learners, and the sector.
Requirements for Entry
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners will need to be at least 16 years of age.
On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):
CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors, with a portfolio of qualifications ranging from Entry to Level 5. Last year, over 150,000 learners registered with CACHE from over 1000 UK based Centres and overseas.
CACHE is an internationally recognised, specialist Awarding Organisation in the fields of Early Years, Care and Education, and Playwork. An Awarding Organisation is officially recognised and designated by the regulatory authorities to award qualifications in particular subject areas.
CACHE designs courses and qualifications in the care and education of children and young people. CACHE are the UK's only specialist Awarding Organisation to do this. CACHE's courses range from entry level to advanced qualifications for sector professionals.
CACHE continue to develop the most up to date and relevant qualifications for the new QCF and work closely with Sector Skills Councils to ensure the highest level of quality and a cutting-edge service to their customers, our learners, and the sector.
In order to offer our students the most convenient and flexible distance learning courses, Stonebridge Associated College offers you the option to study for your course via two methods:
- 1. Via the traditional paper-based method.
- 2. Through the online method.
Please note: This course is textbook based, and therefore the lessons are not available to be viewed online. If you choose the online method of study with this course, you will be able to view your question papers and tutor feedback online.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 80 hrs.
With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.
You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will alwayssucceed!
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.