CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning (Teaching Assistant)
Qualification Level: 3
Awarding Body: CACHE
Regulated Qualification (QRN) Number: 603/2495/8
Placement Required: No
Recognised Qualification: Yes. RQF
Entry Requirements: L2 Literacy and Numeracy preferred
Minimum Age: 16 Years
Duration: 15 weeks
Payment types: Instalments available
Resources included: Full tutor support, online learning materials and student support forum
This course is a ideal if you want to be a teaching assistant, or maybe thinking about a career in teaching but want to gain an idea of what it is like to work in a school environment.
You may want to think about getting your English and Maths qualifications to if you do not have a Grade C in English and Maths. We can offer Functional Skills as part of your course, if you wish to upskill in these areas.
This qualification provides learners with an understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children and young people in a school or college environment. It will enable you to gain an understanding of elements including children and young people’s development, safeguarding their welfare, and supporting health and safety in the learning environment.
This qualification aims to:
• focus on the study of the supporting teaching and learning
• offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge
• provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills.
The objectives of this qualification are to:
• provide learners with knowledge needed to work in a school or college environment
• provide a stepping stone into further learning within the sector
This course does not require you to attend a placement.
The Supporting Teaching and Learning course is broken into 3 Blocks, as follows. Blocks are independent from one another, and your starting "block" will vary depending upon when you enrol with the college.
Block 1: Schools and Colleges as Organisations– within this block you will learn about the structure of education; how schools and colleges are organised; ethos, mission, aims and values; policy frameworks; and the wider context in which schools and colleges operate.
Block 2: Support health and safety in a learning environment and Understand How to Safeguard Children and Young People – within this part of the block you will learn about how to support children and young people’s health and safety in a learning environment. You will also explore the importance of safeguarding. How this is relevant to children and young people and the legislations around your Home Nation.
Block 3: Understand How Children and Young People Develop – within this block you will learn about child development with children and young people from birth to 19 years develop, including underpinning theoretical perspectives. It also includes actions taken when differences in development are identified. We will look at Biological factors, external factors and theories of development.
After completing this course you be able to apply for jobs in schools throughout the UK and internationally with the backing of the interntional accreditation of CACHE.
You can further your knowledge and understanding by undertaking the certificate to demonstrate your competence as a professional in schools or colleges, and also the specialist Top-Up diploma, which allows you to gain experience and awareness of supporting children and young people with additional needs.