Teaching Assistant: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF)
This is a knowledge based qualification course. It is suitable for:
- Those who may not yet be employed within a school
- All support staff roles in schools, including school administrator, receptionist, library assistant, IT support worker, learning support assistant, teaching assistant, caretaker, lunch-time assistant
- Those who work directly with children and young people
- Those who require initial training or an induction to a new role
The CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools qualification course is an introduction to the role and responsibilities of teaching assistants. This teaching assistants’ course will provide learners with an understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children or young people in school environments.
Qualification Number: 500/9963/2
To gain the qualification learners will need to achieve 12 credits from the 4 units listed in the syllabus.
Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
(F/601/3327, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 10 hours; Credits: 2)
- 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
Schools as organisations
(A/601/3326, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 3)
- 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
Understand Child and Young Person Development
(L/601/1693, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 30 hours; Credits: 4)
- 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.
Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People
(Y/601/1695, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 25 hours; Credits: 3)
- 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.
The Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools is a knowledge based qualification and thus a school placement is not needed in order to successfully complete this course.
Please note: Online access is required in order to complete this course.
Become a teaching assistant. After successfully completing our CACHE Teaching Assistant Level 3 course, you could apply for a teaching assistant position within a school.
Gain a promotion. If you are already working as a teaching assistant, you may be eligible to work without supervision, for a promotion to Senior Teaching Assistant, Senior Learning Support Assistant or Senior Special Educational Needs Assistant, and for an increase in pay.
Build your career. If you wish to increase your responsibilities and build your teaching assistant career even further, you could continue your training with further CACHE modules.
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