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CACHE Teaching Assistant Course Level 3
A knowledge based qualification course, this is aimed at:
People not yet employed in a school environment;
People currently working as support staff in schools – this would include school administrators, teaching assistants, library assistants, receptionists, IT support workers, learning support assistants, lunchtime assistants – even caretakers;
People currently working with children and young people
People looking for initial training or access to a new career
About the Teaching Assistant Course
This course provides an overview and introduction to the responsibilities and duties of teaching assistants. It will provide students with a basis of knowledge that is required when you work in a school with children or young people.
The Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools is purely knowledge based so a placement in is not a requirement for successful completion of the course.
Qualification Number: 500/9963/2
Students need to gain 12 credits from the 4 units of the syllabus.
NB: You will need to have online access to complete the course.
If the prospect of exams frightens the life out of you, there is even more good news. There is no final exam!
What are my options after the course?
Our training courses and qualifications for teaching assistants are aimed at helping you advance your career in teaching support.
Become a teaching assistant. After successful completion of our teaching assistant’s training course, you would be eligible to apply for teaching assistant positions in a school.
Get promotion. If you are a teaching assistant already you might now be able to work unsupervised gain promotion to Senior Teaching Assistant, Senior Learning Support Assistant or Senior Special Educational Needs Assistant you might also qualify for a pay increase.
Build your career. If you want to take on further responsibilities and advance your teaching assistant career, you could take further teaching assistant qualifications for posts from Higher Level Teaching Assistant to Teacher.
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.
Qualification: CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools
Once you have completed this course you will receive the CACHE 3 Level Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (QCF) qualification. This qualification is listed on the QCF (Qualification Number: 500/9963/2).
CACHE is the UK’s only specialist awarding body for the children and adult care sectors. 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 service to their customers, our learners, and the sector.
Requirements for Entry:
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but you will need to be at least 16 years of age.