Teaching Assistant
NCFE Level 3 Award

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A home study course that’s fully recognised

This course is the official government qualification to become a Teaching Assistant. It’s simple to follow, with friendly 1-1 tutor support that allows for rapid course progression, enabling you to complete your course as quickly as possible. We have a wealth of experience training Teaching Assistants via online home study, and all our courses meet the highest standards.

Your NCFE certificate included – no extra fees

You’ll gain the knowledge needed to work in all primary and secondary schools, and once you’ve completed this course, you’ll be able to work as a government-qualified teaching assistant. All schools fully recognise this course, and unlike other colleges, we include the NCFE certificate within our enrolment fee.

Instant access to your course – no waiting

We take enrolments 365 days of the year – enrol today, and there’s no waiting to get started. You’ll get instant access to your course as soon as you enrol, including personal help from our friendly tutors, making your course as easy as possible to pass. Take the next step now!


All schools recognise this qualification

We understand that choosing the right Teaching Assistant course isn’t a walk in the park. With so many options available, it can be quite a task! That’s why we’ve put in a lot of effort to offer you the best syllabus out there. Most schools want their new Teaching Assistants to have some training to make sure they’re up to speed with how things work in a school and how to support teachers in the classroom. Our course is perfect for kick-starting your career as a Teaching Assistant!


Course Title:- NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning


The latest 2024 RQF syllabus included in this course

This course is right on the mark with the latest school guidelines, packed with up-to-date info. The great thing is, you don’t need to be working in a school to take it. Plus, you’ve got the choice to study online or with paper-based handbooks that we provide. Whichever way suits you best, we’ve got you covered!


Lessons covered in this course:

Understand how children and young people develop
RQF Unit Reference A/616/5882
Unit Level Level 3
Guided Learning 25 hours
Credit Value 3

This unit will provide you with an understanding of how children develop, including underpinning theoretical perspectives.

This unit explores:

  • The expected pattern of development for children
  • Factors that influence children’s development
  • Monitoring children’s development and interventions
Understand how to safeguard children and young people
RQF Unit Reference M/616/5880
Unit Level Level 3
Guided Learning 25 hours
Credit Value 4

This unit will provide you with knowledge and understanding to support the safeguarding of children and young people.

This unit explores:

  • Legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
  • Working in partnership with other organisations
  • Protecting children and young people’s safety in a learning environment
  • Respond and evidence to concerns about a child or young person’s safety
  • Work with children and young people to support their well-being
Schools and colleges as organisations
RQF Unit Reference T/616/5878
Unit Level Level 3
Guided Learning 10 hours
Credit Value 2

This unit aims to provide you with a good understanding of how schools and colleges operate.

This unit explores:

  • The structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education
  • How schools and colleges are organised
  • Teamwork in schools and colleges
  • Educational ethos, mission and values
  • Policies and procedures in education
Support health and safety in a learning environment
RQF Unit Reference A/616/5879
Unit Level Level 3
Guided Learning 20 hours
Credit Value 3

This unit explores:

  • Plan and provide environments that support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Recognise and manage risks to health, safety and security
  • Support children and young people to assess and manage risk for themselves
  • Responding to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness
  • Assisting in the administration of medicine

Course entry requirements

You don’t need any previous qualifications or be working in a school for this Level 3 course. You will be taught the full level 3 Award syllabus once you’re enrolled.

  • No formal qualifications are required.
  • No school placement is required.
  • Convenient home study course.
  • Enrolments are open all year.

Course Delivery – instant access to your course

Receive immediate access to your course as soon as you enrol.

Home study course – enrol at anytime

This is a home study course meaning there’s no need to come to the college. Your certificate won’t mention anything about home study, and since it’s a government-regulated qualification, you can be absolutely sure it’s fully accepted and recognised by all schools. So, you can have complete peace of mind that your hard work is recognised just as it should be!

Your Course Materials – paper or online study

You’ll be given instant online access to your course. You can also have your course delivered as paper handbooks if you prefer.

The enrolment fee includes your NCFE CACHE certificate, course materials and full tutor support.

A genuine government certificate from NCFE & OFQUAL

NCFE certificate included in enrolment fee

Study with us, and you will gain exactly the same government-accredited qualification and certificate as a local college.

Once you finish the course, you’ll get a government-regulated NCFE Level 3 RQF certificate that’s fully recognised and accepted by all primary and secondary schools, including colleges. The best part? We include your certifcate in the enrolment fee and it won’t have any mention of distance learning or home study on it, so it’s just like the qualifications from attendance-based colleges. Rest assured, it’s the real deal and we guarantee it’s just as valid!

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

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It’s been a real pleasure working with my tutor Chris who has a more holistic and flexible approach than any of my other experiences and has kept me on track. Seven months on and I’m just about to finish my course.

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I really do reccomend this course, my tutor was very helpful and responded very quickly when I needed help and advice. I completed my course within the year time given and found it pretty straight forward.

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So far their courses have proved to be good quality and in particular, the support I have got is easy to use. The reason I chose this course was for the telephone support which I couldn’t find anywhere else.

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If you have any questions or need a bit of help, just send us a message, and we’ll get right back to you.

Telephone: 0345 652 0098

Email: info@dmc.ac

    Government regulated
    Recognised by all schools
    Course length 6-months
    Home study course
    Meeting the highest standards - we’re fully accredited by NCFE CACHE to deliver nationally recognised qualifications.
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    Why De Montfort

    At De Montfort, we have many years of experience providing the highest quality online Teaching Assistant courses, here are some of the reasons we think you’ll love us.

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    With all our courses delivered online, we can minimise costs and provide you with official qualifications for less than most physical colleges.

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    Supportive tutors

    All of our friendly tutors are experts in their field and will be on hand to support you every step of the way through your Teaching Assistant course.

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    Online tuition

    Our online tuition allows you to study from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.

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    Save time

    Because you’ll be studying online, there’s no need to travel to and from classes, saving you both time and money.

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    Highly rated

    We’ve built a reputation for quality, and all of our courses regularly receive outstanding feedback from students.

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