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This NCFE CACHE teaching assistant course is ideal for anyone already volunteering or working in a school with children five years and above. It’s a competence-based qualification requiring learners to demonstrate their skills and knowledge within the classroom.
Not working in a school yet? Choose our Level 3 Award Course.
Rated Excellent 4.8 by our students!
This course includes practical work placement assessments in the classroom, meaning you need to work or volunteer in a school for this course. We recommend 100 hours of school placement or between 3-6 hours per week.
If you don’t yet work in a school, please look at our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools course.
We know it’s no easy task when deciding which Teaching Assistant course to enrol on. Plenty of choices are out there, so we’ve done our utmost to provide you with the best syllabus you’ll find anywhere.
We’re proud to offer you our latest Level 3 Teaching Assistant Certificate course that offers an outstanding, student-focused learning experience and gives you the best possible lessons for becoming a Teaching Assistant. This course will give you the know-how to succeed in today’s modern school environment and help develop the knowledge and understanding needed to support child learning and well-being. Best of all, as this course is on the RQF Framework, it’s fully recognised and respected by all schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Our friendly tutors are always pleased to answer any questions you may have. The same tutor remains with you with 1-1 expert tutor help until you pass, available by telephone or e-mail whenever needed. This course has a mix of practical assessments completed in the classroom and regular written assignments. A voluntary or paid work placement is required to complete this course, so students must be employed in a school or arrange and complete a work experience placement. We recommend you be in the school for 3-6 hours per week.
This course follows the brand new 2023 RQF school guidelines with up-to-date information. You must volunteer or work in a school classroom to enrol on this course. Please see our Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools course if you don’t have a school placement.
We take enrolments all year round, and one of the biggest benefits of home study is you can make your study fit around you and your schedule. You get full 1-1 access to your personal tutor, who will guide you through the course, help prepare you for your assignments, and provide full feedback on your course progress. You can also include printed course materials, which is ideal if you prefer paper-based study to online learning. Our passion will enable you to interact with your tutor as you complete each unit. Full tutor support is offered throughout the course to ensure you pass as easily as possible.
RQF REGULATED QUALIFICATION No. 603/2498/3
This unit explores:
The expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth – 19 years
This unit explores:
This unit explores:
This unit explores:
Maintaining high standards within Health & Safety within any classroom.
Teachers can enhance their lessons/courses by creating a safe and supportive learning environment. This can be achieved through the initial assessment process, confidentiality within the classroom, Health & Safety and by being approachable.
This unit must be assessed in accordance with the TDA assessment principles
Policies and procedures of the setting relevant to promoting positive behaviour eg:
Inappropriate behaviour is behaviour which conflicts with the accepted values and beliefs of the setting and society. Inappropriate behaviour may be demonstrated through speech, writing, non-verbal behaviour or physical abuse.
Challenging behaviour may involve:
This unit must be assessed in accordance with the TDA assessment principles.
Forms of communication eg:
Communication differences between individuals which may create barriers to effective communication between them eg:
Strategies and techniques to promote understanding and trust in communication, eg:
Information required to support assessment for learning:
Personalised learning goals will reflect the learning objectives of activities and take account of the past achievements and current learning needs of individual learners.
Assessment opportunities and strategies are the occasions, approaches and techniques used for ongoing assessment during learning activities, such as:
Information required to support learning activities includes:
Resources to support learning activities including:
Learning support strategies to support the needs of learners, for example:
Social organisation and relationships, for example:
Problems relating to:
asking children and young people what works, what doesn’t work and what could work better; and involving them in the design, delivery and evaluation of services, on an ongoing basis.
Equality of access:
ensuring that discriminatory barriers to access are removed and allowing for children and young peoples individual needs
taking positive action to counter discrimination. This will involve identifying and challenging discrimination and being positive in own practice about differences and similarities between people
a process of identifying, understanding and breaking down barriers to participation and belonging.
To enrol on this NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate course, you need to work or volunteer in a school with key stage 1 and above (5 years +) as it includes observations in the classroom (nursery or reception classes are not eligible).
NCFE CACHE recommends 100 hours of practical experience in the school classroom for between 3 – 6 hours per week. This observation can be completed by a qualified teacher, assessor, or a higher management level.
Receive immediate access to your course as soon as you’ve enrolled!
Study with us, and you will gain exactly the same government-accredited qualification and certificates as at a local college.
Upon course completion, you will receive a government-regulated NCFE CACHE Level 3 RQF certificate that’s fully recognised & accepted by all primary and secondary schools, including colleges. There’s no mention of distance learning or home study anywhere on the certificate, and we guarantee it’s exactly the same qualification that attendance-based colleges provide.
Enrolment fee includes NCFE CACHE certificate, all your course materials and full tutor support.
( RQF’s have now replaced the old NVQ & QCF qualifications )
Here are just some of our recent reviews.
Great, friendly tutors with in depth knowledge of teaching.
So far I’m really happy, it’s easy to use and my tutor Chris has been great. I’d say you can’t really go wrong with this course, I think it’s the best on the market.
I’m almost halfway through my course & really enjoying the content. All queries are speedily replied to and my assessments marked and returned quickly.
I would highly recommend this course, the course material given is excellent, it’s easy to send your work off and receive feedback, I knew my tutor was always there if I needed him too. I found the whole course very interesting and I’ve learnt loads.
Thanks to my fab tutor Chris for helping me so much. You were always there for me and I wouldn’t have finished sooooo quickly with our you! You are a star Christophar… see what I did there lol 🙂 x
Great value and well run I enjoyed my course.
I just finished and everything was good thank you. My friend finished her course with you a and told me it was ok so I went and did it with you.
YES!!!!!!!!!!! JUST FINISHED AND I CAN’T THANK EVERYONE ENOUGH FOR ALL THEIR HELP THEY GAVE TO ME! THE BEST THING I’VE EVER DONE AND JUST RECOMMENDED YOU TO MY SISTER. X
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.
Excellent service from Chris and de montfort college, I’ve been continuously offered support and help throughout..very pleased!
I just started working in my dream job and couldn’t have got here without all the help I got so just want to say thanks to all. Take care, you know who you are 🙂 Naz x
Found my tutor exceptional in terms of friendliness, professionalism and willingness to offer help and assistance.Staff should be praised, thank you
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.
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.
I’ve flippin done it lol, 7 months hard graft finally paid off. Over the moon and honestly recommend this course to anyone thinking about it. I really enjoyed so 5 out of 5 from me x
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