Level 3 CACHE Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools

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Level 3 CACHE Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools

Who is this course for?

This award is ideal for anyone who has been working in a school as an assistant to children aged reception to year 13.  You must have been doing this role for some time and ideally work in a supervisory capacity, or deeply embedded in classroom practice.  This qualification is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).


What are the entry requirements for the course?

No formal qualifications are required, but candidates must be working in a school for a minimum of 2 days a week and be fully involved in classroom activities and supporting the teacher.  A good level of literacy is needed.  A successful interview and a satisfactory Police Check.


How long is this course?

A 23 week course spanning over an academic year commencing on Tuesday 7th November 2017 from 5.30 – 9pm.

18 months is given for assessment in the workplace and completion of the award

(This course will only run if there are sufficient numbers)



What will I study on this course?

Candidates must complete 44 credits to gain the award; these credits are made up from Mandatory and Optional units.  Examples of the Mandatory units to be offered are:  Support assessment for learning; Understanding child and young person development from birth – 19 years; Supporting learning activities; Promoting children and young people’s behaviour; Schools as organisations; Supporting health and safety; Engaging in personal development in children and young people’s settings; Support disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs.


What Qualification will I gain?

Work based assessment and a complete portfolio will gain you a Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.


How is the course assessed?

Assessment of competence in the workplace is necessary together with some assignment based reflection and a reflective journal making up a portfolio of knowledge.


What does this course lead on to?

Possible CACHE Assessor Training after experience or possbile ‘Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies’.


How much will it cost?

£911 – This includes the course at Highlands College plus registration with CACHE the awarding body and assessment and verification costs.  This award is aproved by Gail Wynn at Education, Sport and Culture.  A funding policy has been provided.


How can I find out more?

For further information please contact Jo Turner: jo.turner@highlands.ac.uk

To apply please follow this link:

Pre-Interview Form