Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools CACHE Level 3 Certificate
This CACHE course will develop your confidence, practice and understanding to support your work in schools. It is delivered in the classroom and assessed in the workplace, over a one year period. This is for those who work as experienced teaching assistants in school and want a Level 3 qualification to show this.
You will need substantial relevant experience in employment as a teaching assistant or have completed our QCF Level 2 course. It is not necessary to complete Level 2 before Level 3, as the level you would start on depends on your job role. You must be in paid employment as a teaching assistant in a school for a minimum of ten hours a week. This can be in a lower, middle, upper, or special school and your role can involve general support or specific responsibilities for a pupil, subject area or age group. You will also need to display appropriate literacy and ICT skills.
The course will cover child development, supporting activities and working with colleagues.
During the course you will study a range of units including:
- Understanding child and young person development
- Understanding how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people
- Communication and relationships
- Schools as organisations
- Equality, diversity and inclusion
- Supporting teaching and learning
- Developing own and team practices
- Maintaining and supporting relationships with children and young people
- Supporting children and young people’s health and safety
- Supporting children and young people’s positive behaviour
- Assessment For Learning
The way you will be assessed will be co-ordinated to suit your individual needs. Methods range from written assignments, professional discussions and case studies as well as oral questioning.
Further study and career options
On successful completion you may be able to progress on to one of our Foundation Degrees in Child & Family Studies, Early Years, Educational Practice or Disabilities Studies. Alternatively, you can improve your literacy and numeracy skills.
If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. Find out more about your payment options and how your loan could be written off at www.bedford.ac.uk/loans