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Teaching Assistant: Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate (RQF) Level 3

Overview

The Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate (RQF) Level 3 is perfect for anyone who is passionate about helping young people to reach their academic potential. Level 3 teaching assistants play a major role by working closely with pupils and supporting teachers by helping to manage their workloads.

This qualification looks in-depth at how to safeguard children and encourage their development in the classroom. Through distance learning, you will explore topics including planning learning activities and using assessment strategies. Find out ways on how to reflect on your role and evaluate your own progress as a teaching assistant. This course is designed to help you build the confidence you need to work with all age groups.


How does the course work?

Distance learning means no restrictions on your time. You will be in control of your study schedule, and you will be able to progress in your career as well as accommodate a family life or a full-time job.
Once you enrol on the course, you will be able to take advantage of the interactive resources through our online portal. The course materials are easy to understand and experienced tutors and fellow students will be available for advice and guidance via phone, email or even instant messaging.

Modules

Unit 1: Schools as organisations

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education
  • Understand how schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities
  • Understand school ethos, mission, aims and values
  • Know about the legislation affecting schools
  • Understand the purpose of school policies and procedures
  • Understand the wider context in which schools operate

Unit 2: Understand Child and Young Person Development

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth - 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
  • Understand the importance of early intervention to support the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people
  • Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development

Unit 3: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Understand how to communicate with children, young people and adults
  • Understand legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection

Unit 4: Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
  • Understand the importance of working in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people
  • Understand the importance of ensuring children and young people’s safety and protection in the work setting
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been bullied
  • Understand how to work with children and young people to support their safety and wellbeing
  • Understand the importance of e-safety for children and young people

Unit 5: Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand what is required for competence in own work role
  • Be able to reflect on 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 6: Support Children and Young People's Health and Safety

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand how to plan and provide environments and services that support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Be able to recognise and manage risks to health, safety and security in a work setting or 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 work settings and off site visits

Unit 7: Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to promote equality and diversity in work with children and young people
  • Understand the impact of prejudice and discrimination on children and young people
  • Be able to support inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people

Unit 8: Support learning activities

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • 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
  • Be able to evaluate own practice in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy and ICT

Unit 9: Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand policies and procedures for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour
  • Be able to promote positive behaviour
  • Be able to manage inappropriate behaviour
  • Be able to respond to challenging behaviour
  • Be able to contribute to reviews of behaviour and behaviour policies

Unit 10: Support assessment for learning

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • 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

Unit 11: Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • 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 comply with policies and procedures for confidentiality, sharing information and data protection

Requirements

The Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools 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. Learners 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 learners build a portfolio of evidence that is automatically mapped to the aims of the course.

 

Qualifications

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.

 

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 £18,000 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.

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