NCFE CACHE Teaching Assistant Level 3 Diploma

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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma In Supporting Teaching and Learning

Our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning is ideal for classroom teachers, teaching assistants and those who are planning a career in any teaching or support role and will need to engage with children who have special educational needs.

Enrolment fee includes full 1-1 tutor support, all course materials and NCFE CACHE certificate at the end of the course.

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Level 3 Diploma In Specialist Support Overview

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma In Supporting Teaching and Learning

603/2496/X RQF Qualification
310 hours Total guided learning hours
Placement School placement required
53 Credit Value

This CACHE Level 3 Diploma is part of the new framework of courses for supporting teaching and learning that helps learners to achieve the apprenticeship standard for teaching assistants. With 310 guided learning hours, it provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge needed to work with young people and children in schools and colleges. It covers all aspects of specialist support, from planning and delivery to assessment and support. This course is perfect for those working with teachers that need support with bilingual children, special educational needs and personal development and reflective practice.

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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma In Supporting Teaching and Learning

This Level 3 Diploma for specialist support in schools follows the 2021 RQF guidelines, with all of the current information and units.

You will complete the following units during this Level 3 Diploma.

1
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 provides knowledge and understanding of how children and young people from birth to 19 years develop, including underpinning theoretical perspectives. It also includes actions taken when differences in development are identified and the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s (CYP) development.

2
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 provides the knowledge and understanding required to support the safeguarding of children and young people. The unit contains material on e-safety.

3
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 prepare the learner for working in a school and colleges. It covers knowledge and understanding of the structure of education, how schools are organised, school ethos, mission, aims and values, legislative and policy frameworks and the wider context in which schools operate.

4
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 aims to prepare the learner for working in a safe school environment. It covers knowledge and understanding of the health and safety in education.

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Support Positive Behaviour in Children and Young People
RQF Unit Reference F/616/5883
Unit Level Level 3
Guided Learning 20 hours
Credit Value 4

This unit is designed to give you an overview of:

• Behaviour – what it is, and why it’s important;
• Positive and negative behaviour in the learning environment;
• Factors that influence behaviour;
• The importance of having a behaviour management policy;
• The role of the teaching assistant in managing behaviour;
• How to actively promote positive behaviour;
• How to actively discourage negative behaviour;
• Things that can get in the way, and how to deal with them;
• Best practice in developing a behaviour management policy in the learning environment.

6
Develop Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
RQF Unit Reference T/616/5881
Unit Level Level 3
Guided Learning 15 hours
Credit Value 2

This unit is designed to give you an overview of:

• Providing effective support for your colleagues;

• Effective teamwork;

• Providing leadership for your team;

• Allocating and checking work in your team;

• Leading and motivating volunteers;

• Reflecting on and developing practice;

• Professional development and training opportunities;

• Providing information to improve policies, practices and provision;

• Mentoring in the workplace;

• Supporting competence achieved in the workplace.

7
Support English and Math Skills
RQF Unit Reference L/616/5885
Unit Level Level 3
Guided Learning 25 hours
Credit Value 4

This unit is designed to give you an overview of:

• National frameworks and curriculum guidelines for English

• Developing literacy skills

• Resources to support literacy development

• The teaching assistant’s role in supporting literacy skills

• Supporting pupils with special literacy and/or language needs

• National frameworks and curriculum guidelines for mathematics

• Developing numeracy skills

• Resources to support numeracy development

• The teaching assistant’s role in supporting numeracy skills

• Supporting pupils with special numeracy needs

• Enabling pupils to access the wider curriculum

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Support the Use of ICT in the Learning Environment
RQF Unit Reference M/616/5958
Unit Level Level 3
Guided Learning 15 hours
Credit Value 3

This unit is designed to give you an overview of:

• Using ICT to enhance learning

• Resolving ICT issues

• How ICT supports teaching and learning

• Changing Learning behaviour

• Identify ways ICT is used

9
Support Assessment for Learning
RQF Unit Reference J/616/5965
Unit Level Level 3
Guided Learning 15 hours
Credit Value 3

This unit is designed to give you an overview of:

 

• Understanding pupil learning and development
• How children think and learn
• Learning styles
• Making assessments
• Assisting effective planning of learning materials
• Providing and developing learning material and resources
• Ensuring pupil support through effective communication
• Ensuring an effective and organised environment
• Developing individual expectations for pupils
• Evaluating lesson plans and developing assessment

10
Support Children and Young People During Learning Activities
RQF Unit Reference J/616/5884
Unit Level Level 3
Guided Learning 25 hours
Credit Value 4

This unit is designed to give you an overview of:

• Observing and assessing development

• The basic principles of child observation

• Observation methods

• Recording observations and assessments

• Planning provision to promote development

• The planning cycle

• Implementing and evaluating plans to promote development

11
Engage in Personal and Professional Development
RQF Unit Reference L/616/5966
Unit Level Level 3
Guided Learning 15 hours
Credit Value 3

This unit is designed to give you an overview of:

• Acceptance and respect

• Inclusion

• School policies

• Discrimination and its effects

• Current legislation

• Own attitude and behaviour when working with young people

• How to challenge discrimination

12
Understand how to Support Learning of Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
RQF Unit Reference A/616/5977
Unit Level Level 3
Guided Learning 25 hours
Credit Value 4

This unit is designed to give you an overview of:

• Understand the rights of disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs.

• Understand the disabilities and/or special educational needs of children and young people in own care.

• Be able to support the inclusion of disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs.

• Be able to support disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs to participate in the full range of activities and experiences.

• Be able to support others to respond to the needs of disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs.

13
Understand How to Support Bilingual Learners
RQF Unit Reference Y/616/5971
Unit Level Level 3
Guided Learning 15
Credit Value 3

When you are settling bilingual learners into a new environment, if possible, it can be helpful to use their preferred language. This is because it will help them to feel that the learning environment is accessible to them and develop their confidence in the new setting.

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Support Children and Young People's Speech, Language and Communication
RQF Unit Reference D/616/5969
Unit Level Level 3
Guided Learning 25
Credit Value 4

This unit is designed to give you an overview of:

• Speech and language delay, impairments or disorders

• Specific learning difficulties, e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia

• Autistic spectrum disorder

• Permanent sensory or physical impairment including blindness, deafness and visual impairment

• Moderate, severe or profound learning difficulties affecting their ability to communicate and interact with others

15
Support Children and Young People during Transitions
RQF Unit Reference F/616/5978
Unit Level Level 3
Guided Learning 20 hours
Credit Value 3

We will all face a number of transitions in our lives; these will vary from life events that happen to all, to those that happen to only a few. Changes can be very difficult for children and young people as they can mean leaving behind familiar faces and routines and starting something new.

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Support the Role of Play, Leisure and Extra-Curricular Activities for Children and Young People
RQF Unit Reference J/616/5979
Unit Level Level 3
Guided Learning 15 hours
Credit Value 3

Play and leisure are important and beneficial for children and young people and contribute to all areas of learning and development. Through making their own decisions and being able to experiment through play and leisure, children and young people will be developing skills and experience in several areas.

How this diploma course is assessed

As a work-placement course, assessments are carried out with both essay-based and practical assignments. Essays can be submitted online or via post, and our expert tutors will be on hand to offer constructive feedback. Practical assignments require that you work or volunteer in a school environment and need an expert witness to verify your competence. Like all of our courses, there are no exams for this course.

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Our teaching assistant courses, including this Level 3 Diploma, are provided via our online learning management system. Alongside the online course materials, you’ll be supported by one of our expert and friendly tutors, who’ll be on hand to help you as you progress.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

This course requires a work placement with children between the ages of 5 to 16 years of age. Nursery and reception classes fall under the EYFS framework and do not qualify for this course. We recommend that your placement provides you with between 3-6 hours in the classroom per week.

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12-month level 3 Diploma

The total Guided Learning Hours for this NCFE CACH Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning is 310 hours, and you’ll get a full 12 months to complete your course. While you get 12 months, if you’d like to put in extra hours and finish sooner, you’re more than welcome to.

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This is an official NCFE CACHE course that will give you an RQF qualification recognised by schools and colleges throughout the UK.

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FAQs

We’ve put together a list of some common questions we’re asked about our courses. If you still have questions after reading this, please don’t hesitate to reach out or chat – we’re more than happy to help.

How long does this Level 3 diploma take?

This Diploma in supporting teaching and learning takes 12 months, but if you want to study harder, it is possible to finish it sooner.

What is CACHE level 3 Diploma in supporting teaching and learning?

This course has been designed to provide those who work in schools and colleges with the skills and knowledge they need to provide specialist support to children. The course covers specialist skills supporting those who are bilingual or have special educational needs or disabilities.

When can I enrol on this Diploma course?

You can enrol at any time throughout the year with De Montfort College as the course is delivered online.

Who is this Level 3 Diploma suitable for?

This level 3 Diploma in supporting teaching and learning is perfect for those already working in a school who would like to enhance their skills and knowledge by learning about specialist support.

What are the entry requirements for this diploma course?

The only entry requirements are that the learner must be at least 16 years old and currently working or volunteering in a school or college.

How many UCAS points does this Diploma course provide?

This course provides you with 32 UCAS points.

Do you need to be working in a school to take this Diploma qualification?

Yes, you need to be currently working in a school as there are several practical assignments.

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