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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning Course

If you’re looking to work in a school, our CACHE Level 3 Teaching Assistant course is the perfect course for you. It’s the official government qualification to work in all primary & secondary schools as a Teaching Assistant. There’s no need to be working in a school for this course which means you can enrol online today and get started straight away!

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  • The UK’s No1 Online TA College
  • 0% Finance - no credit check
  • Fully NCFE CACHE accredited
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603/2495/8 RQF Qualification number
85 Hours Guided learning hours
Non-placement No school-placement needed
12 Credits OFQUAL Credit value

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Course Overview

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Our CACHE Level 3 Teaching Assistant course provides you with a genuine government qualification to work in all primary and secondary schools. This course teaches you the important elements of how schools and colleges work, supporting health and safety in a learning environment, understand how to safeguard children and how young people develop.

  • Government Regulated by OFQUAL
  • Accepted by OFSTED
  • NCFE CACHE Accredited
  • For primary & secondary schools
Meeting the highest standards - we’re fully accredited by NCFE CACHE to deliver nationally recognised qualifications.
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Excellent service from Chris and de montfort college, I’ve been continuously offered support and help throughout..very pleased!


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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning

This course follows the brand new 2021 RQF school guidelines with up-to-date information and units.

You will complete the following units on this Level 3 Teaching Assistant 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 M/616/5880
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

How this course is assessed

This course consists of the 4 learning units (or lessons) outlined above. As you work your way through these units, you’ll be asked to complete an essay styled assignment for each of the individual units you’ve learnt. When you’re ready, you submit your assignment to us either online or by post and our friendly assesors will review your work and give you feedback. If you haven’t quite got everything right, don’t worry, our helpful asesors will explain where you’ve gone wrong, and you’ll be free to submit the assignment again without penalty – we’ll make sure you pass your course. As this course is continually assessed there are no exams for this course.

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Benefits of studying with us

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1:1 tutor support

When you enrol with De Montfort you’ll be assigned a friendly tutor who you can speak to via phone or email throughout your level 3 course. They’ll help you prepare for assignments, provide feedback and be on hand to offer help as and when you need it. All of our supportive tutors have a wealth of experience in Teaching Assistant training and regularly receive excellent feedback.

Course Entry Requirements

Entry requirements – no experience required

Don’t worry you don’t need any previous experience or formal qualifications to enrol onto this course.

Open to everyone from 16 years of age and above, there is no upper age restriction.

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Online Level 3 Teaching Assistant Course

This is an online or paper based course so you can study in the comfort of your own home. We’ll deliver your course materials online, or in the post, if you opt for the printed version. As our level 3 course is online, you’ll be given immediate access as soon as you enrol, so you can get started straight away.

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Course Timeframe

The guided learning hours for this level 3 Teaching Assistant course is 85 hours, with the qualification taking 120 hours in total. We give you 6-months to complete the course but we’re flexible so if you want to study hard and finish sooner that will be fine. Should you require any extra time we can also arrange course extensions as well.


Awarding Body

NCFE CACHE (the Council of Awards in Care, Health and Education) is the UK’s leading awarding body for the childcare sector and are part of the RQF ensuring high-quality courses and industry-recognised qualifications. We are a fully accredited and inspected NCFE CACHE learning provider.

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Great value and well run I enjoyed my course.

G Patel

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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.

Fatima Begum

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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

Jessie Wright

Why De Montfort

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

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With all of 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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Accredited courses

All of our courses are accredited by NCFE CACHE giving you an RQF qualification that is recognised by all schools.

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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.

Frequently asked questions

What does this level 3 TA course cover?

This course will provide you with an understanding of the knowledge needed when working with children and young people in an educational setting. The course will enable you to get an understanding of important elements such as children and young people’s development and how to safeguard their welfare.

What are the entry requirements for our level 3 TA course?

You don’t need any experience to enrol on this course, nor do you need to be working in a school.

You must be at least 16 years old to enrol on this course.

Do I need real-world experience?

No, the great thing about this course is that you don’t need to be working or volunteering in a school or college to take this course.

Who is this level 3 course suitable for?

This course is perfect for learners who aren’t yet working in a school or college role but wish to achieve at this level. It’s also suitable as initial training.

Can I spread the cost?

Yes, we offer flexible 0% finance to all of our students.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

This course runs for 6-months, if you need some extra time, we will be happy to extend it for a small additional fee.

Do I need to sit an exam?

No, you will be assessed during the course with tutor feedback being provided after each assignment.

How is the level 3 course structured?

The course consists of 4 key units which must be completed.

What type of job roles can I apply for with this course?

This course will provide you with the underpinning knowledge you need to work in a variety of job roles such as:

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Special Needs Assistant
What if I have more questions?

If you have any questions or need some advice we’d love to help you. Simply email or call us on 0345 652 0098 or 0203 012 0098.