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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning
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11 units
210 guided
learning hours

Find out more about the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Key Points

  • Gain the knowledge needed to work directly with children and young people
  • Understand child and young person development
  • Learn about the importance of safeguarding and child welfare
  • Fully revised and updated course for 2020
  • Develop essential knowledge for working in a school environment
  • This qualification can be a stepping stone into further learning

About your Level 3 Certificate

All new for 2020, this level 3 course boasts a fully revised and updated syllabus to reflect the latest best practices and educational methodologies for supporting children and young people in both primary and secondary education settings.

This course will provide you with the understanding and knowledge needed to work with children and young people effectively, including information on how educational organisations operate and the teamwork required to deliver high quality education.

You will understand how to plan and provide supportive and safe environments for children and young people. This includes how to manage risk safely both in a learning environment and during off-site visits.

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.

A module dedicated to safeguarding will teach you about key legislation and policy, enabling you to act responsibly and with the children’s best interests at heart. This includes how to correctly raise the alarm in suspected instances of neglect or abuse.

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.

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading distance learning provider. Our industry leading offering allows you to learn from anywhere. 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 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 right away, so you can start your new career in no time.

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

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 
The Supporting Teaching and Learning Certificate (RQF) Level 3 course is a combination of online theory and a school placement. To successfully complete this qualification, every student must undertake at least 50 hours of work experience. This placement can be either voluntary or paid, so long as it provides the necessary evidence that the student needs to pass the course. The only detail we insist on is that the placement takes place in a school. The school can be a primary, junior or secondary school which admits students between the ages of four and 15. We accept experience from mainstream schools, academies, independent institutions and specialist settings; however placements from the following educational organisations are not accepted:
 
After school clubs
Colleges
Distance learning colleges
Nurseries
Pre-schools
Universities
Any other external learning sources i.e. open learning colleges, Sunday schools etc.

Assessment for this course is online through our in-house Virtual Learning Environment. You are required to submit an assignment after each unit. Each end of unit assignment can be submitted online from the comfort of your own home. These assignments help you build a portfolio of evidence that is automatically mapped to the aims of the course.

 

NCFE

NCFE logo

On successful completion of the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning you will receive a qualification listed on the RQF at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: 603/2498/3). This course has also been assigned 35 credits.

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

NCFE is a registered educational charity and has a strong heritage in learning, going back over 150 years. With a buzz that sets it apart, NCFE is proud to be recognised for its exceptional customer service and friendly approach. We're a values based company and our values are at the heart of everything we do.

NCFE’s extensive product catalogue includes a wide range of general and vocationally related qualifications in a variety of subject areas, as well as Competence Based qualifications/NVQs, and Functional Skills qualifications.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA Regulation) in Northern Ireland.

Once you have completed your qualification, you can apply for a teaching assistant role or progress in your current position. Take on more responsibility in the classroom and impress your employer with your commitment to self-development. Teaching assistants can be based in state, private or special schools, earning up to £17,000 per annum.

With further training or distance learning courses, you could be promoted to work as a higher level teaching assistant. With an increased salary and daily tasks including that include leading classes; you can develop your career. There is also scope to focus on one area of learning support, with opportunities to work with children with special educational needs, or English as a second language.

  • FREE On-Demand & Live Classes Upgrade - RRP £480
  • FREE On-Demand & Live Classes Upgrade - RRP £480

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Key Points

  • Gain the knowledge needed to work directly with children and young people
  • Understand child and young person development
  • Learn about the importance of safeguarding and child welfare
  • Fully revised and updated course for 2020
  • Develop essential knowledge for working in a school environment
  • This qualification can be a stepping stone into further learning

About your Level 3 Certificate

All new for 2020, this level 3 course boasts a fully revised and updated syllabus to reflect the latest best practices and educational methodologies for supporting children and young people in both primary and secondary education settings.

This course will provide you with the understanding and knowledge needed to work with children and young people effectively, including information on how educational organisations operate and the teamwork required to deliver high quality education.

You will understand how to plan and provide supportive and safe environments for children and young people. This includes how to manage risk safely both in a learning environment and during off-site visits.

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.

A module dedicated to safeguarding will teach you about key legislation and policy, enabling you to act responsibly and with the children’s best interests at heart. This includes how to correctly raise the alarm in suspected instances of neglect or abuse.

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.

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading distance learning provider. Our industry leading offering allows you to learn from anywhere. 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 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 right away, so you can start your new career in no time.

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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
  • Engaging content; from videos to interactive quizzes
  • Industry-leading 5 days marking turnaround

Modules

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 

Requirements

The Supporting Teaching and Learning Certificate (RQF) Level 3 course is a combination of online theory and a school placement. To successfully complete this qualification, every student must undertake at least 50 hours of work experience. This placement can be either voluntary or paid, so long as it provides the necessary evidence that the student needs to pass the course. The only detail we insist on is that the placement takes place in a school. The school can be a primary, junior or secondary school which admits students between the ages of four and 15. We accept experience from mainstream schools, academies, independent institutions and specialist settings; however placements from the following educational organisations are not accepted:
 
After school clubs
Colleges
Distance learning colleges
Nurseries
Pre-schools
Universities
Any other external learning sources i.e. open learning colleges, Sunday schools etc.

Assessment

Assessment for this course is online through our in-house Virtual Learning Environment. You are required to submit an assignment after each unit. Each end of unit assignment can be submitted online from the comfort of your own home. These assignments help you build a portfolio of evidence that is automatically mapped to the aims of the course.

 

Qualifications

NCFE

NCFE logo

On successful completion of the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning you will receive a qualification listed on the RQF at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: 603/2498/3). This course has also been assigned 35 credits.

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

NCFE is a registered educational charity and has a strong heritage in learning, going back over 150 years. With a buzz that sets it apart, NCFE is proud to be recognised for its exceptional customer service and friendly approach. We're a values based company and our values are at the heart of everything we do.

NCFE’s extensive product catalogue includes a wide range of general and vocationally related qualifications in a variety of subject areas, as well as Competence Based qualifications/NVQs, and Functional Skills qualifications.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA Regulation) in Northern Ireland.

Once you have completed your qualification, you can apply for a teaching assistant role or progress in your current position. Take on more responsibility in the classroom and impress your employer with your commitment to self-development. Teaching assistants can be based in state, private or special schools, earning up to £17,000 per annum.

With further training or distance learning courses, you could be promoted to work as a higher level teaching assistant. With an increased salary and daily tasks including that include leading classes; you can develop your career. There is also scope to focus on one area of learning support, with opportunities to work with children with special educational needs, or English as a second language.

Salary Indicator

Salary Projection
Entry Level Salary
£11.5k
Average Salary
£17k
Experienced Salary
£23k
Average Salary
after completing
£17k

You can earn an average of £17,000 a year

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