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

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Overview

Key Points

  • Develop the skills to work with children and young people
  • Understand how to support bilingual learners
  • Gain essential knowledge to work in an educational setting
  • Develop essential knowledge of supporting children in the classroom setting
  • Earn a nationally recognised qualification to further your career
  • Improve your employment prospects with relevant knowledge and skills

About your Diploma

There are more than a million children in schools across England who speak English as an additional language. That’s a million children who may need additional supporting understanding tasks or information written in a textbook.

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

You will be able to help them with their vocabulary and language structure, support their learning and boost their confidence. All while being respectful to their first language and their individual needs.

Working with the class or subject teacher, you can ensure that the children you’re working with understand their lessons and can take pride in their work. It’s a challenging yet fulfilling career as you will be able to help children flourish in a very direct way.

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.

You will study the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. You will learn how to communicate with children and young people, how to handle confidential situations with care and in line with current legislation.

The course will also show you how to identify learner needs, provide support and plan and prepare learning activities to defined learning outcomes.

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.

learndirect is the UK’s leading distance learning provider. Our industry-leading offering allows you to study when it suits you. Just log in to our online learning portal to access your course materials, any time of the day or night.

You will be supported throughout your learning by a specialist, dedicated tutor who will mark your assignments and answer any questions relating to the course material.

By choosing to study online you are the one taking charge of your education. With no physical classes or timetables, you will have the flexibility to study around your work and family commitments.

You can start studying towards your NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning for Bilingual Learners right away, so you can start your new career in no time.

Modules

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

Requirements

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.

Assessment

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.

Qualifications

CACHE

CACHE logo

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.

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.

Please click here to visit the CACHE website.

Developing your career

After successfully completing your qualification you could apply for a teaching assistant position within a nursery, infant or junior school, special school, secondary school or independent school, earning up to £17,000/year

If you are already working as a teaching assistant, this Level 3 Diploma will give you the chance to demonstrate to your employer that you have the necessary skills to take on further responsibility, progress in your role, and take your career in education further.

This qualification could even lead to higher education, such as a foundation degree course, which will grant you the opportunity of becoming a teacher in the future. If you think this is the right career for you, take a look at our Access to HE Diploma in Education to find out more.

Hear from our past Students

Key Points

  • Develop the skills to work with children and young people
  • Understand how to support bilingual learners
  • Gain essential knowledge to work in an educational setting
  • Develop essential knowledge of supporting children in the classroom setting
  • Earn a nationally recognised qualification to further your career
  • Improve your employment prospects with relevant knowledge and skills

About your Diploma

There are more than a million children in schools across England who speak English as an additional language. That’s a million children who may need additional supporting understanding tasks or information written in a textbook.

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

You will be able to help them with their vocabulary and language structure, support their learning and boost their confidence. All while being respectful to their first language and their individual needs.

Working with the class or subject teacher, you can ensure that the children you’re working with understand their lessons and can take pride in their work. It’s a challenging yet fulfilling career as you will be able to help children flourish in a very direct way.

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.

You will study the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. You will learn how to communicate with children and young people, how to handle confidential situations with care and in line with current legislation.

The course will also show you how to identify learner needs, provide support and plan and prepare learning activities to defined learning outcomes.

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.

learndirect is the UK’s leading distance learning provider. Our industry-leading offering allows you to study when it suits you. Just log in to our online learning portal to access your course materials, any time of the day or night.

You will be supported throughout your learning by a specialist, dedicated tutor who will mark your assignments and answer any questions relating to the course material.

By choosing to study online you are the one taking charge of your education. With no physical classes or timetables, you will have the flexibility to study around your work and family commitments.

You can start studying towards your NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning for Bilingual Learners right away, so you can start your new career in no time.

Modules

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

Requirements

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.

Assessment

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.

Qualifications

CACHE

CACHE logo

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.

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.

Please click here to visit the CACHE website.

After successfully completing your qualification you could apply for a teaching assistant position within a nursery, infant or junior school, special school, secondary school or independent school, earning up to £17,000/year

If you are already working as a teaching assistant, this Level 3 Diploma will give you the chance to demonstrate to your employer that you have the necessary skills to take on further responsibility, progress in your role, and take your career in education further.

This qualification could even lead to higher education, such as a foundation degree course, which will grant you the opportunity of becoming a teacher in the future. If you think this is the right career for you, take a look at our Access to HE Diploma in Education to find out more.

Hear from our past Students

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