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CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - QCF

Open Study College

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Important information

Typology NVQ Level 3
Methodology Online
Class hours 180h
Duration 1 Year
  • NVQ Level 3
  • Online
  • 180h
  • Duration:
    1 Year

Considering a career in teaching? Few careers are more rewarding and have a great impacter on the lives of others. If you would like to work with kids and aren't sure where to begin, consider this program from Open Study College.

The CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools helps you begin your teaching career by teaching you how to assist others. This program takes approximately 180 hours to complete and can be started at anytime. You will have a full year to finish the coursework, so you can go at your own pace. The flexibility of the program also allows you to study whenever and wherever you want. With this online program you can access the materials anytime and from anywhere, and can also receive assistance from a tutor via email.

This program is also accredited by CACHE, the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors. You will develop the knowledge and skills you need to support the teaching and learning of children and young people. Some of the topics which will be covered include early childhood development, language learning and planning learning activities. At Open Study College, you will learn all you need to know to get a headstart on a new career.

Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

- Gain an understanding of child and young person development - Develop your knowledge in safeguarding and the wellbeing of children and young people - Gain a nationally recognised qualification to kick-start your career

· Who is it intended for?

- Students who want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification in supporting teaching and learning in schools - Want to go onto further vocational training and placement opportunities - Those aspiring to achieve a career in a school as a teaching assistant

· Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however you must be at least 16 years of age. Students also must have basic IT skills and be fluent in English Language.

· Qualification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. This means that you will achieve a Level 3 qualification on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The qualification number for this course is 500/9963/2.

· What marks this course apart?

CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) qualifications specialise in the care and education sector and are the leading industry specialists. This course has been developed by experts, which ensures everything that employers need is covered.


Sarah Taylor
What I would highlight I obtained my course materials and made a great start to the programme, everything is set out and explained easily which is always helpful when something is new. My experience yet has been excellent, I've been able to study at my own rythm with help there (if you need it).

What could be improved 2 weeks to receive back marked work is somewhat a long time but I value that the tutors have a substantial tasks at hand.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

What you'll learn on the course

IT for adults
Early Childhood Education
Communication Skills
Communication Training
Language Learning
Assisting Educators
Planning Learning Activities
Legislation and Policy
Ensuring Safety
Structure of Education
Early Intervention

Course programme

Course Content:

Unit 1: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

(F/601/3327, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 10 hours; Credits: 2)

  • Principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Communication with children, young people and adults
  • Legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection

Unit 2: Schools as organisations

(A/601/3326, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 3)

  • The structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education
  • How schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities
  • School ethos, mission, aims and values
  • Legislation affecting schools
  • School policies and procedures
  • The wider context in which schools operate

Unit 3: Understanding Child and Young Person Development

(L/601/1693, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 30 hours; Credits: 4)

  • Development of children and young people from birth - 19 years
  • Factors that influence children and young people’s development and how these affect practice
  • Monitoring children and young people’s development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern
  • Importance of early intervention to support the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people
  • Potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development

Unit 4: Understanding How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People

(Y/601/1695, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 25 hours; Credits: 3)

  • Legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
  • Working in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people
  • Ensuring children and young people’s safety and protection in the work setting
  • Responding to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
  • Responding to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been bullied
  • Working with children and young people to support their safety and wellbeing
  • E-safety for children and young people

Achievements for this centre


Additional information

This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required, so you can complete all assessed work from home.

What is included in the cost of the course?
Dedicated personal tutor support, Dedicated student support, Assignment marking and feedback. FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00. FREE CV writing service.

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