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  • 16 units
  • 310 guided learning hours
  • 53 credits
  • Just 50 hours placement needed

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

This Course at a Glance

 
  • RQF accredited
  • No experience needed
  • Become a Teaching Assistant 
  • Or progress to a Level 3 TA position
  • Gain practical experience in a work placement
  • Support children with special educational needs
 

About your Diploma

 
If you’re interested in a career working with children and young people but aren’t sure where to start, becoming a Teaching Assistant is an ideal opportunity. Not only is it an important role within itself, becoming a Teaching Assistant can be the perfect stepping stone to a career as a Teacher.
 
By studying an NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning (RQF), you can enter the Teaching Assistant profession at Level 3 and provide specialist support to children with varying abilities. 
 
If you’re an existing Teaching Assistant at Level 1 or 2, this course will allow you to take on more responsibilities and further your career. 
 
It does so by teaching you an array of subjects specific to more advanced support through a blend of online study and practical learning. This combination will give you the skills to support children and young people in a classroom, without going to university. 
 
You will study everything from how to support positive behaviour to the policy and procedures for the use of ICT for teaching and learning. 
 
Other modules will focus on enhancing your ability to support children and young people’s speech, language and communication, including bilingual learners. You will also learn how to support the learning of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
 
With this level of skill and understanding, you will be able to pursue more advanced positions as a Teaching Assistant in schools, colleges and specialist educational institutions. 
 

Getting Started

 
If you want to become a Teaching Assistant, Stonebridge Associated Colleges can help. As one of the leading UK distance learning providers, our courses are designed to help people gain skills and access their ideal careers. 
 
This NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning (RQF) is nationally recognised and will help you start or progress in your career as a Teaching Assistant.
 
By teaching you through online study and workplace learning, you’ll have the desirable skills and experience employers are searching for. 
 
You can also study the online materials at your pace, so you can move through the course quickly. While you have up to two years to complete the course, most of our learners are finished much sooner. 
 
Just bear in mind that you will need to complete at least 50 hours of workplace learning in a relevant placement before you can qualify. 
 
As a student with us, you will also benefit from dedicated tutor support and flexible payment options to spread the cost of the course. 
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  • Tutor support via our market-leading platform
  • Study around existing commitments
  • Progress as quickly as you’d like
  • Tailored individual learning plan to help you succeed
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  • Industry-leading 5 days marking turnaround
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  • Interact with your tutors directly during your class
  • Network with like-minded students via our chat functionality
  • Take live classes multiple times or access recordings as you like
  • Tutor support via our market-leading platform
  • Study around existing commitments
  • Progress as quickly as you’d like
  • Tailored individual learning plan to help you succeed
  • Engaging content; from videos to interactive quizzes
  • Industry-leading 5 days marking turnaround

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

You can enrol on this course without any prior experience or qualifications, though you will need to complete a work placement or already be working within a suitable educational setting to complete your workplace learning. 
 
*Please note: The recommended number of placement or work experience hours is different if you have already completed the Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning qualification.
 
To gain your NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning (RQF), you need to allow between 50-200 hours to complete your placement or work experience. If you have already completed the Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning, you only need to complete up to 100 hours of workplace learning.
Your placement or work experience can be voluntary or paid. It just needs to provide the evidence required to demonstrate your skills and understanding. 
 
You can carry your placement or work experience out in a school or college, but not within:
 
  • After school clubs
  • Distance learning colleges 
  • Pre-schools
 
You will receive a comprehensive course guide outlining the placement requirements at the same time you receive your course materials. This guide will also explain the way activities that will be assessed need to be set up. It will also have 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 enrol on 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

After each module, there will be a question paper you need to complete and submit to your assessor for marking. Direct observation will also be part of the assessment process and your assessor will support you through this when you are ready.


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.

 

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £96.00).
OUR PASS RATE
Teaching and Education
79.3%
(National Average 73.8%)

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

This Course at a Glance

 
  • RQF accredited
  • No experience needed
  • Become a Teaching Assistant 
  • Or progress to a Level 3 TA position
  • Gain practical experience in a work placement
  • Support children with special educational needs
 

About your Diploma

 
If you’re interested in a career working with children and young people but aren’t sure where to start, becoming a Teaching Assistant is an ideal opportunity. Not only is it an important role within itself, becoming a Teaching Assistant can be the perfect stepping stone to a career as a Teacher.
 
By studying an NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning (RQF), you can enter the Teaching Assistant profession at Level 3 and provide specialist support to children with varying abilities. 
 
If you’re an existing Teaching Assistant at Level 1 or 2, this course will allow you to take on more responsibilities and further your career. 
 
It does so by teaching you an array of subjects specific to more advanced support through a blend of online study and practical learning. This combination will give you the skills to support children and young people in a classroom, without going to university. 
 
You will study everything from how to support positive behaviour to the policy and procedures for the use of ICT for teaching and learning. 
 
Other modules will focus on enhancing your ability to support children and young people’s speech, language and communication, including bilingual learners. You will also learn how to support the learning of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
 
With this level of skill and understanding, you will be able to pursue more advanced positions as a Teaching Assistant in schools, colleges and specialist educational institutions. 
 

Getting Started

 
If you want to become a Teaching Assistant, Stonebridge Associated Colleges can help. As one of the leading UK distance learning providers, our courses are designed to help people gain skills and access their ideal careers. 
 
This NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning (RQF) is nationally recognised and will help you start or progress in your career as a Teaching Assistant.
 
By teaching you through online study and workplace learning, you’ll have the desirable skills and experience employers are searching for. 
 
You can also study the online materials at your pace, so you can move through the course quickly. While you have up to two years to complete the course, most of our learners are finished much sooner. 
 
Just bear in mind that you will need to complete at least 50 hours of workplace learning in a relevant placement before you can qualify. 
 
As a student with us, you will also benefit from dedicated tutor support and flexible payment options to spread the cost of the course. 
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

You can enrol on this course without any prior experience or qualifications, though you will need to complete a work placement or already be working within a suitable educational setting to complete your workplace learning. 
 
*Please note: The recommended number of placement or work experience hours is different if you have already completed the Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning qualification.
 
To gain your NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning (RQF), you need to allow between 50-200 hours to complete your placement or work experience. If you have already completed the Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning, you only need to complete up to 100 hours of workplace learning.
Your placement or work experience can be voluntary or paid. It just needs to provide the evidence required to demonstrate your skills and understanding. 
 
You can carry your placement or work experience out in a school or college, but not within:
 
  • After school clubs
  • Distance learning colleges 
  • Pre-schools
 
You will receive a comprehensive course guide outlining the placement requirements at the same time you receive your course materials. This guide will also explain the way activities that will be assessed need to be set up. It will also have 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 enrol on 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

After each module, there will be a question paper you need to complete and submit to your assessor for marking. Direct observation will also be part of the assessment process and your assessor will support you through this when you are ready.


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.

 

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £96.00).
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