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Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools and Colleges Level 3 Certificate

Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools and Colleges Level 3 RQF Certificate (STL qualification) is a competency-based teaching assistant qualification based on national occupational standards. Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools and Colleges is a ‘job-ready’ teaching assistant qualification which requires learners to demonstrate the skill and knowledge required to work as a teaching assistant.  At the end of this course, you will be a fully qualified Teaching Assistant.

The NCFE CACHE Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools and Colleges Level 3 Certificate aims to enable learners to understand the roles and responsibilities of those involved in supporting teaching and learning in schools, and provides an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to do this effectively and in a self-directed way. It prepares learners to support the teacher and the delivery of curriculum within a school, as well as developing skills to help children and young people to develop self-esteem, independence and skills for learning. It seeks to further develop professional and technical skills and knowledge, and an understanding of the importance of positive relationships within a school.

This Level 3 Teaching Assistant Certificate is suitable for all support staff roles in schools and colleges, including school administrator, receptionist, library assistant, IT support worker, learning support assistant, teaching assistant, caretaker, those who work directly with children and young people and young adults those who require initial training or an induction to a new role.

On this Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools and Colleges course you will:

  • Prepare to support the teacher with the delivery of curriculum
  • Develop skills to help children and young people develop self-esteem, independence and skills for learning
  • Further develop your professional and technical skills and knowledge
  • Cover areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context.
This teaching assistant qualification is fully recognised and accepted by Ofsted On completion, you will be a qualified teaching assistant.
A formal qualification

This course is a formally recognised RQF qualification and is recognised throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

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Awarding body: NCFE CACHE
Our course ref: X300
Qualification code: 603/2498/3
Official Qualification Title: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and Colleges RQF

CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

Study Hours

Up to 200 hours | which is around 30 minutes per day for 12 months.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course, we suggest a number of study hours of up to 200 hours, which is around 30 minutes per day for 12 months. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

There will be a requirement for you to have a class teacher/mentor/supervisor who will also add evidence of your competence to your portfolio. It’s important that you provide the contact details of these individuals and the schools that they work at to your tutor.

Assessment

Your course is assessed in two different ways as you progress through your course.

Coursework

During your course, you will compile a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates your learning against various assessment criteria of the course.  Some portfolio evidence will need to be witnessed by a competent person in the workplace hence students must be employed in a school or arrange and complete a work experience placement.

Observation

You’ll need to be observed in a suitable workplace (employed or voluntary) whist carrying out various tasks for around 100 hours in total. Observation can be by a qualified teacher, assessor, or a higher level of management. You can either find yourself an observer, or, for an additional fee, we can send one of our tutors to come observe you.

Course Outcomes

In 2015, NCFE acquired CACHE. As of September 2017, our CACHE courses will now be known as NCFE CACHE, and you will receive your certificate from both awarding bodies.

This qualification comes with NCFE CACHE Level 3 certification. NCFE CACHE have been developing courses in the childcare, education and healthcare sectors since 1945 and are one of the most reputable awarding bodies for qualifications in the UK and overseas. Practitioners working in these areas are much more employable having gained NCFE CACHE certification and many employers specifically ask for their qualifications when taking on members of staff.

Additional Information
Official Qualification Title
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and Colleges RQF
Difficulty
Level 3
Entry requirements
You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start this course. Our Level 3 Certificate has been perfectly designed to enable you to enrol straight onto this course rather than start at Level 2.
Minimum Enrolment Age
16 years
Credits
32
Section 1
Schools and colleges as organisations

Prepare yourself for work in a learning environment. Gain knowledge of the structures of education; how schools are organised; school ethos, mission, aims and values; legislative and policy frameworks, as well as the wider context in which schools operate.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

During your placement, observation by a qualified teacher, assessor, or potentially, a higher level person of management, is required to complete your course. You can find yourself an observer, or we can send one of our tutors to come observe you. There will be an additional cost starting from £250 per day for us to come and assess you. However, there will be a discounted rate based on total number of days you need to be observed or assessed. This can be discussed with your tutor to ensure it meets your personal requirements as a learner.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start.  However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.If a class teacher is unable to observe and provide supporting evidence for you, we can provide an assessor to come out to assess you.There will be an additional cost starting from £250 per day for us to come and assess you. However, there will be a discounted rate based on total number of days you need to be observed or assessed. This can be discussed with your tutor to ensure it meets your personal requirements as a learner.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

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Angela

Friendly advice and very welcoming.  This course was very informative, the layout was great and enjoyed doing it.  I did have a couple of questions but I contacted my tutor who was very knowledgable and supportive and answered my questions straight away.  Very pleased.  Would recommend.

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Natalia

I did some online research of many colleges offering this teaching assistant course, I decided to go with Oxbridge and I am so glad I did.  Dan, talked me through various courses as well as finance options and answered my questions and queries.  Since then I have been supported by a friendly and knowledgeable tutor from this college. I would highly recommend.

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Maria Dean

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Sarah Robson

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