NCFE Level 3
Teaching Assistant Course

This is the perfect course if you don’t yet work in a school and want to become a fully qualified Level 3 Teaching Assistant. You don’t need any previous experience to join this accredited course, making it easy to get started and enrolled today. This NCFE accredited course is regulated by OFQUAL, ensuring all schools recognise it.

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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.

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 know deciding which Teaching Assistant course to enrol on is no easy task. There are plenty of choices out there, so we’ve done our utmost to provide you with the best syllabus you will find anywhere. There’s a huge demand for Teaching Assistants around the country, and many thousands of applicants for these positions. Most schools require new Teaching Assistants to undergo training to ensure they are familiar with working in a school and how to support teachers working in a classroom. This is the ideal course to start your new career as a Teaching Assistant!

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


The latest 2023 RQF syllabus

This course follows the latest school guidelines, with up-to-date information. You don’t need to be working in a school for this course, and you can choose to study either online or with paper based handbooks we supply.

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. There’s no mention of home study on your certificate, and as it’s a government-regulated qualification, you’re guaranteed your certificate is fully accepted and recognised by all schools.

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 OFQUAL

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

Upon course completion, you will receive a government-regulated NCFE 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 on the certificate, and we guarantee it’s the same qualification as all attendance-based colleges.

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

( RQF’s have now replaced the old NVQ & QCF qualifications )

Our recent reviews

Here are just some of our recent reviews.

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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

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Great, friendly tutors with in depth knowledge of teaching.

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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.


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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.

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I’m almost halfway through my course & really enjoying the content. All queries are speedily replied to and my assessments marked and returned quickly.


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After lots of searching this was the best value course I could find and I’m very pleased with how it all worked out. I managed to get it finished in under 3 months and decided to carry on doing the work based certificate course.

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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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Excellent service from Chris and de montfort college, I’ve been continuously offered support and help throughout..very pleased!


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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

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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

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I had fantastic tutor support throughout my course and I couldn’t be more delighted with my course. Thank you Demontfort college, I definitely have no hesitation recommending you to my school head.

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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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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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Found my tutor exceptional in terms of friendliness, professionalism and willingness to offer help and assistance.Staff should be praised, thank you


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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.

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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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    Accredited courses

    All of our courses are accredited by NCFE CACHE, giving you an RQF qualification 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.

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