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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award and Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

What do the qualifications cover?

These qualifications will provide an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools. They include learning about children and young people's development, safeguarding their welfare and communication.

Who are they suitable for?

The Award is suitable for those not yet working in a Level 3 school role but could achieve at this level. It is also suitable as initial training. The Level 3 Certificate is suitable for those working in unsupervised roles that support pupils' learning.

What are the entry requirements?

You should be at least 16 years old.

How many credits are required to complete them?

The Award requires 12 credits and the Certificate requires 32. Credits from the Award can be carried over and counted towards the Certificate.

How are they assessed?

They will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct obervation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE.

Do you need to be working to take the qualifications?

Learners completeing the Award do not need to be working.

Learners undertaking the Certificate will need to be working or volunteering in a school environment as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

How long do they take to complete?

You can usually complete them in a year.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

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

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

  • Senior Teaching Assistant
  • Senior Learning Support Assistant
  • Senior Special Educational Needs Assistant