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Supporting Teaching and Learning (Bilingual Teaching Assistant) Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

Key Points

  • Develop the skills to work as a teaching assistant
  • Understand how to support bilingual learners
  • Learn how to support children in their learning
  • Develop essential knowledge of supporting children in a classroom setting
  • Earn a nationally recognised qualification to further your career
  • Improve your employment prospects with relevant knowledge and skills

About your Diploma

With more than a million children across England who speaks English as an additional language, it’s really important they get the support they need in school.

Bilingual learners can sometimes struggle to understand tasks or make themselves understood either in class or in their written work.

As a teaching assistant qualified in Supporting Teaching and Learning for bilingual learners, you will be uniquely suited to help these children.

Your role will be to help them with their vocabulary and language structure, support their learning and boost their confidence. Essentially you are there to help them settle into and thrive in a new school setting.

Working with the class or subject teacher, you will make sure that the children you support clearly understand the learning material and understand the outcomes so they can feel positive about school and take pride in their work.

In addition to the bilingual element to this course, you will gain the skills you need to perform the duties of a qualified teaching assistant.

This Diploma will teach you everything from the principles of safeguarding, inclusivity, developing positive relationships with children and young people to the importance of communication, including those with differing and/or special needs.

You will develop the knowledge needed to collaborate with colleagues in preparing lessons and deliver planned activities in a safe, supportive, and structured way.

The Diploma will focus on learners from 5 years of age although there a requirement to undertake some learning on the development of early years provision (theory).

Upon completing this course, you will be ready to embark on your career in education, providing a source of support for both your class teacher and the children.

Starting your Career

This course will provide you with a nationally recognised level 3 diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning. You will also study two unregulated bilingual support-based units.

This qualification is on the RQF framework and regulated by OFQUAL and therefore recognised by educators across the UK. So, you can be confident that the subject material you’re studying will be relevant and valuable to your chosen career.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading distance learning providers. Our online offering will give you access to all your course materials, whenever you want to study them.

You will have the support of a dedicated tutor throughout the course, who will mark your assignments and answer any questions, should you get stuck.

By studying online, you can dictate the pace of your learning as there are no physical classes or timetables. That means you can work your learning around your existing commitments.

You can start studying towards your Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools right away. From the moment you enrol you will have full access to the course materials, so you can start your new career in no time.

Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning (RQF)

On successful completion of our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning (RQF) you will receive a qualification listed on the RQF at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: 603/2496/X). This course has also been assigned 53 credits.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds. However, please note that you must have a placement or be working in  a suitable educational setting.  The recommended number of placement, or work experience hours, differs if learners have completed the Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning qualification. 

In order to successfully complete this qualification, every student must participate in real work experience.  It is recommended that your placement, or job role, will allow between 50 hours (minimum) - 200 hours, (OR up to an additional 100 hours if the Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning has already been successfully completed).  This placement can be either paid or voluntary, so long as it provides the necessary evidence that the student needs to pass the course and allows the learner to demonstrate their practice over a period of time. This qualification allows the placement to be in a school or a College but excludes: 

  • After school clubs
  • Colleges
  • Distance learning colleges
  • Pre-schools

Along with the first set of course materials, you will also receive a comprehensive course guide. This will outline the placement requirements, how to set it up and the type of activities that will be assessed, including examples of the paperwork that you will submit to your assessor for evidence.

Please note: You must be at least 16 years of age to join this course.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge is a NCFE CACHE registered Centre

NCFE CACHE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.
 
NCFE CACHE is one of the UK’s fastest growing national awarding bodies, designing and awarding qualifications that are nationally recognised to meet the needs of learners and employers.

Accreditation by NCFE CACHE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE CACHE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE CACHE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE CACHE Award certificate of achievement.

NCFE CACHE provide a wide range of qualifications accredited by Ofqual at different levels and in a variety of subject areas. NCFE CACHE also offer NVQs, Key Skills, Basic Skills and Entry Level qualifications.
 
Accreditation by NCFE CACHE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE CACHE . The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE CACHE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE CACHE Award certificate of achievement.
 
Our NCFE CACHE accredited courses are accredited to various levels (from level 1 – level 5). These courses lead to a nationally recognised NCFE CACHE certificate for successful learners. That means that the course is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to that level on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
 
Last year over a quarter of a million learners from almost 1000 training organisations chose NCFE CACHE as the awarding body to help them move their careers forward.

If you would like to visit NCFE CACHE ’s website, please click here.

The units are broken down for your here so that you can see what your qualification will include.  However, the assignments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible and you will see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still be completing the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Schools and colleges as organisations

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the structure of education from early years to postcompulsory education
  • Understand how schools and colleges are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities
  • Understand teamwork in schools and colleges
  • Understand educational ethos, mission, aims and values
  • Understand the purpose of policies and procedures in education

Unit 2: Support health and safety in a learning environment 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to plan and provide environments that support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Understand how to recognise and manage risks to health, safety and security in a learning environment or during off-site visits
  • Understand how to support children and young people to assess and manage risk for themselves 
  • Understand appropriate responses to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness in the learning environment and during off-site visits
  • Understand own role in assisting in the administration of medication 

Unit 3: Understand how to safeguard children and young people

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
  • Understand how to work in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people
  • Understand the need to ensure children and young people’s safety and protection in the learning environment
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
  • Understand how to work with children and young people to support their well-being 

Unit 4: Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Understand legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection
  • Be able to develop professional relationships with children and young people 
  • Be able to communicate with children and young people
  • Be able to develop professional relationships with adults
  • Be able to support children and young people in developing relationships
  • Be able to support inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people 

Unit 5: Understand how children and young people develop 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth to 19 years
  • Understand the factors that influence children and young people’s development and how these affect practice
  • Understand how to monitor children and young people’s development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern 

Unit 6: Support positive behaviour in children and young people 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand policies and procedures for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour in a learning environment
  • Be able to promote positive behaviour
  • Be able to manage behaviour that challenges in a learning environment

Unit 7: Support children and young people during learning activities

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to contribute to planning learning activities
  • Be able to prepare for learning activities
  • Be able to support learning activities
  • Be able to observe and report on learner participation and progress
  • Be able to contribute to the evaluation of learning activities

Unit 8: Support English and maths skills

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to identify learner needs for English and maths support
  • Be able to provide English support to help learners access teaching and learning
  • Be able to provide maths support to help learners access teaching and learning 

Unit 9: Support the use of ICT in the learning environment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the policy and procedures for the use of ICT for teaching and learning
  • Understand how to prepare ICT resources for use in teaching and learning 
  • Be able to support the use of ICT for teaching and learning

Unit 10: Support assessment for learning

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the purpose and characteristics of assessment for learning
  • Be able to use assessment strategies to promote learning
  • Be able to support learners in reviewing their learning strategies and achievements 
  • Be able to contribute to reviewing assessment for learning
  • Be able to maintain learner records

Unit 11: Engage in personal and professional development

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what is required for competence in own work role
  • Be able to reflect on organisational practice
  • Be able to evaluate own performance
  • Be able to agree a personal development plan
  • Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development 

Unit 12: Support children and young people’s speech, language and communication

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of speech, language and communication for children and young people’s overall development 
  • Understand the role of support staff when supporting speech, language and communication development in the learning environment
  • Be able to provide support for the speech, language and communication development of children and young people in the learning environment 
  • Be able to contribute to maintaining a positive environment that supports speech, language and communication 

Unit 13: Understand how to support bilingual learners

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to contribute to the assessment of bilingual learners 
  • Understand how to support bilingual learners to access the curriculum

Unit 14: Understand how to support learning of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles of inclusive practice and the rights of disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs
  • Understand how to obtain information about individual needs, capabilities and interests of disabled children and young people, and those with special educational needs 
  • Understand the special educational needs of children and young people with cognition and learning needs
  • Understand the special educational needs of children and young people with emotional, behavioural and social development needs
  • Understand the special educational needs of learners with sensory and/or physical needs
  • Understand the kinds of strategies needed to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities

Unit 15: Support children and young people during transitions

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the range and impact of transitions that children and young people may experience
  • Be able to recognise and respond to transitions in children and young people’s lives
  • Be able to support children and young people to manage transitions in their lives

Unit 16: Support the role of play, leisure and extra-curricular activities for children and young people

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the nature and importance of play and leisure
  • Understand own role in relation to the requirements of play and leisure activities
  • Understand how to balance risk and challenge with the benefits of the play and leisure opportunity

Unit 17: Understand how to support bilingual learners

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to interact with bilingual learners
  • Understand how to support bilingual learners to develop skills in the target language
  • Understand how to support bilingual learners to access the curriculum

Unit 18: Understand how to provide bilingual support for teaching and learning

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to contribute to assessment of bilingual learners
  • Understand how to provide bilingual support for learners
  • Understand how to support communication with families of bilingual learners

After each lesson there will be a question paper which needs to be completed and submitted to your assessor for marking.

This method of continual assessment ensures that your assessor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

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 310 hrs.

OUR PASS RATE
Teaching and Education
79.3%
(National Average 73.8%)

Supporting Teaching and Learning (Bilingual Teaching Assistant) Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

Key Points

  • Develop the skills to work as a teaching assistant
  • Understand how to support bilingual learners
  • Learn how to support children in their learning
  • Develop essential knowledge of supporting children in a classroom setting
  • Earn a nationally recognised qualification to further your career
  • Improve your employment prospects with relevant knowledge and skills

About your Diploma

With more than a million children across England who speaks English as an additional language, it’s really important they get the support they need in school.

Bilingual learners can sometimes struggle to understand tasks or make themselves understood either in class or in their written work.

As a teaching assistant qualified in Supporting Teaching and Learning for bilingual learners, you will be uniquely suited to help these children.

Your role will be to help them with their vocabulary and language structure, support their learning and boost their confidence. Essentially you are there to help them settle into and thrive in a new school setting.

Working with the class or subject teacher, you will make sure that the children you support clearly understand the learning material and understand the outcomes so they can feel positive about school and take pride in their work.

In addition to the bilingual element to this course, you will gain the skills you need to perform the duties of a qualified teaching assistant.

This Diploma will teach you everything from the principles of safeguarding, inclusivity, developing positive relationships with children and young people to the importance of communication, including those with differing and/or special needs.

You will develop the knowledge needed to collaborate with colleagues in preparing lessons and deliver planned activities in a safe, supportive, and structured way.

The Diploma will focus on learners from 5 years of age although there a requirement to undertake some learning on the development of early years provision (theory).

Upon completing this course, you will be ready to embark on your career in education, providing a source of support for both your class teacher and the children.

Starting your Career

This course will provide you with a nationally recognised level 3 diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning. You will also study two unregulated bilingual support-based units.

This qualification is on the RQF framework and regulated by OFQUAL and therefore recognised by educators across the UK. So, you can be confident that the subject material you’re studying will be relevant and valuable to your chosen career.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading distance learning providers. Our online offering will give you access to all your course materials, whenever you want to study them.

You will have the support of a dedicated tutor throughout the course, who will mark your assignments and answer any questions, should you get stuck.

By studying online, you can dictate the pace of your learning as there are no physical classes or timetables. That means you can work your learning around your existing commitments.

You can start studying towards your Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools right away. From the moment you enrol you will have full access to the course materials, so you can start your new career in no time.

Teaching and Education
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 73.8%)
79.3%

Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning (RQF)

On successful completion of our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning (RQF) you will receive a qualification listed on the RQF at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: 603/2496/X). This course has also been assigned 53 credits.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds. However, please note that you must have a placement or be working in  a suitable educational setting.  The recommended number of placement, or work experience hours, differs if learners have completed the Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning qualification. 

In order to successfully complete this qualification, every student must participate in real work experience.  It is recommended that your placement, or job role, will allow between 50 hours (minimum) - 200 hours, (OR up to an additional 100 hours if the Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning has already been successfully completed).  This placement can be either paid or voluntary, so long as it provides the necessary evidence that the student needs to pass the course and allows the learner to demonstrate their practice over a period of time. This qualification allows the placement to be in a school or a College but excludes: 

  • After school clubs
  • Colleges
  • Distance learning colleges
  • Pre-schools

Along with the first set of course materials, you will also receive a comprehensive course guide. This will outline the placement requirements, how to set it up and the type of activities that will be assessed, including examples of the paperwork that you will submit to your assessor for evidence.

Please note: You must be at least 16 years of age to join this course.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge is a NCFE CACHE registered Centre

NCFE CACHE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.
 
NCFE CACHE is one of the UK’s fastest growing national awarding bodies, designing and awarding qualifications that are nationally recognised to meet the needs of learners and employers.

Accreditation by NCFE CACHE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE CACHE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE CACHE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE CACHE Award certificate of achievement.

NCFE CACHE provide a wide range of qualifications accredited by Ofqual at different levels and in a variety of subject areas. NCFE CACHE also offer NVQs, Key Skills, Basic Skills and Entry Level qualifications.
 
Accreditation by NCFE CACHE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE CACHE . The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE CACHE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE CACHE Award certificate of achievement.
 
Our NCFE CACHE accredited courses are accredited to various levels (from level 1 – level 5). These courses lead to a nationally recognised NCFE CACHE certificate for successful learners. That means that the course is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to that level on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
 
Last year over a quarter of a million learners from almost 1000 training organisations chose NCFE CACHE as the awarding body to help them move their careers forward.

If you would like to visit NCFE CACHE ’s website, please click here.

The units are broken down for your here so that you can see what your qualification will include.  However, the assignments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible and you will see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still be completing the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Schools and colleges as organisations

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the structure of education from early years to postcompulsory education
  • Understand how schools and colleges are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities
  • Understand teamwork in schools and colleges
  • Understand educational ethos, mission, aims and values
  • Understand the purpose of policies and procedures in education

Unit 2: Support health and safety in a learning environment 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to plan and provide environments that support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Understand how to recognise and manage risks to health, safety and security in a learning environment or during off-site visits
  • Understand how to support children and young people to assess and manage risk for themselves 
  • Understand appropriate responses to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness in the learning environment and during off-site visits
  • Understand own role in assisting in the administration of medication 

Unit 3: Understand how to safeguard children and young people

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
  • Understand how to work in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people
  • Understand the need to ensure children and young people’s safety and protection in the learning environment
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
  • Understand how to work with children and young people to support their well-being 

Unit 4: Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Understand legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection
  • Be able to develop professional relationships with children and young people 
  • Be able to communicate with children and young people
  • Be able to develop professional relationships with adults
  • Be able to support children and young people in developing relationships
  • Be able to support inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people 

Unit 5: Understand how children and young people develop 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth to 19 years
  • Understand the factors that influence children and young people’s development and how these affect practice
  • Understand how to monitor children and young people’s development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern 

Unit 6: Support positive behaviour in children and young people 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand policies and procedures for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour in a learning environment
  • Be able to promote positive behaviour
  • Be able to manage behaviour that challenges in a learning environment

Unit 7: Support children and young people during learning activities

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to contribute to planning learning activities
  • Be able to prepare for learning activities
  • Be able to support learning activities
  • Be able to observe and report on learner participation and progress
  • Be able to contribute to the evaluation of learning activities

Unit 8: Support English and maths skills

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to identify learner needs for English and maths support
  • Be able to provide English support to help learners access teaching and learning
  • Be able to provide maths support to help learners access teaching and learning 

Unit 9: Support the use of ICT in the learning environment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the policy and procedures for the use of ICT for teaching and learning
  • Understand how to prepare ICT resources for use in teaching and learning 
  • Be able to support the use of ICT for teaching and learning

Unit 10: Support assessment for learning

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the purpose and characteristics of assessment for learning
  • Be able to use assessment strategies to promote learning
  • Be able to support learners in reviewing their learning strategies and achievements 
  • Be able to contribute to reviewing assessment for learning
  • Be able to maintain learner records

Unit 11: Engage in personal and professional development

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what is required for competence in own work role
  • Be able to reflect on organisational practice
  • Be able to evaluate own performance
  • Be able to agree a personal development plan
  • Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development 

Unit 12: Support children and young people’s speech, language and communication

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of speech, language and communication for children and young people’s overall development 
  • Understand the role of support staff when supporting speech, language and communication development in the learning environment
  • Be able to provide support for the speech, language and communication development of children and young people in the learning environment 
  • Be able to contribute to maintaining a positive environment that supports speech, language and communication 

Unit 13: Understand how to support bilingual learners

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to contribute to the assessment of bilingual learners 
  • Understand how to support bilingual learners to access the curriculum

Unit 14: Understand how to support learning of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles of inclusive practice and the rights of disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs
  • Understand how to obtain information about individual needs, capabilities and interests of disabled children and young people, and those with special educational needs 
  • Understand the special educational needs of children and young people with cognition and learning needs
  • Understand the special educational needs of children and young people with emotional, behavioural and social development needs
  • Understand the special educational needs of learners with sensory and/or physical needs
  • Understand the kinds of strategies needed to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities

Unit 15: Support children and young people during transitions

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the range and impact of transitions that children and young people may experience
  • Be able to recognise and respond to transitions in children and young people’s lives
  • Be able to support children and young people to manage transitions in their lives

Unit 16: Support the role of play, leisure and extra-curricular activities for children and young people

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the nature and importance of play and leisure
  • Understand own role in relation to the requirements of play and leisure activities
  • Understand how to balance risk and challenge with the benefits of the play and leisure opportunity

Unit 17: Understand how to support bilingual learners

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to interact with bilingual learners
  • Understand how to support bilingual learners to develop skills in the target language
  • Understand how to support bilingual learners to access the curriculum

Unit 18: Understand how to provide bilingual support for teaching and learning

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to contribute to assessment of bilingual learners
  • Understand how to provide bilingual support for learners
  • Understand how to support communication with families of bilingual learners

After each lesson there will be a question paper which needs to be completed and submitted to your assessor for marking.

This method of continual assessment ensures that your assessor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

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 310 hrs.

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