Level 3 CACHE Diploma in Support for Teaching and Learning

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Level 3 CACHE Diploma in Support for Teaching and Learning

Who is this course for?

This award is ideal for anyone who has been working in a school as a teaching assistant with children in school years Reception to Year 13. You must have been doing this role for at least 6 months, deeply embedded in classroom practice involved in assessment of children. 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 have at least 6 months expereience working in a school a dn be workign for a minimum of 2 days a week. A good level of literacy is needed. A successful interview and a satisfactory DBS are required.


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 53 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; Supporting learning activities; Promoting children and young people’s behaviour; Schools and colleges 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 Support for Teaching and Learning.


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 possible ‘Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies’.


How much will it cost?

£935 – This includes the course at Highlands College including registration with CACHE the awarding body and assessment and verification costs. 


How can I find out more?

For further information please contact childcare@highlands.ac.uk

To apply please follow this link:

Pre-Interview Form