CACHE – Level 3 – Diploma in Support for Teaching and Learning

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CACHE – Level 3 – Diploma in Support for Teaching and Learning

Who is this course for?

This diploma is ideal for anyone who has at least 6 months experience working in a school, as a teaching assistant, with children from Year 1 to Year 13.  You must have been doing this role for some time and would ideally work in a supervisory capacity or deeply embedded in classroom practice; supporting small groups for English, maths and ICT. This qualification is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). 


What are the entry requirements for the course?

A successful interview, a written task, a satisfactory DBS/Police Check (enhanced check) and reference will need to be completed prior to enrolment on this course.

No formal qualifications are required, but candidates must be working in a school (year 1 to 13) on a permanent contract, for a minimum of 15 hours a week and have been doing so for 6 months prior to the start of the course. 

You must be fully involved in classroom activities and supporting the class teacher during English, maths and ICT. A good level of literacy and ICT is needed.  

All learners will need access to a P.C or laptop.



How long is this course?

A 23 week course spanning over an academic year commencing November 2021 from 5.30 – 9pm.

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

(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 diploma; these credits are made up from 16 mandatory 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; Schooled as organisations; Supporting health and safety and Engaging in personal development in children and young people’s settings.


What Qualification will I gain?

Work based assessment and a complete portfolio will gain you a Level 3 Diploma in Supporting 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?

£979- 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?

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Extra Info?

A successful interview, a written task and a satisfactory DBS/Police Check (enhanced check) and reference will need to be completed prior to enrolment on this course.

It is compulsory to be supporting English, Maths and ICT for a minimum of 15 hours a week.

All potential learners must be interviewed to determine suitability to be assessed in their place of work.  Strict entry requirements apply.


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