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Teaching Assistant: CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools QCF

£499 £349

You can become a teaching assistant. After successfully completing our CACHE Teaching Assistant Level 3 course, you should apply for a teaching assistant position within a school.

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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 a school 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.

For more information please contact us. The syllabus includes:

* Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

* Schools as organisations

* Understand child and young person development

* Understand how to safeguard the well – being of children and young people

You will receive a Certificate of achievement in Higher Level Teaching Assistant from CACHE, who are one of the U.K.’s largest accreditation awarding bodies.

What are your study options?

In order to provide our learners with the most appropriate and flexible online courses, The Distance Learning Academy gives you the option to study your course via two methods:
1. The traditional paper-based method.
2. Via E-learning

Study Hours
This is only an estimated figure depends on how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Also, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be done and returned to your tutor. 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: 80 hrs.

Learner Support and Assessments

With this course you will have unrestricted access to your own individual tutor who is an expert in their field of study. It is your personal tutor’s role to make sure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any questions you may have. You are encouraged to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor whenever you require assistance.
You will also have contact with a dedicated and approachable team of administrators and course advisors who offer wide-ranging and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel ignored and will give you the confidence to succeed.

Assessment Methods
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be finished and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This process of continual assessment guarantees that your personal tutor can regularly monitor your progress and provide you with support throughout the duration of the course.

Professional Memberships

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):


CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding body 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 Training Centres.

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.