Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (QCF)

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.

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification provides you with the core knowledge and skills needed to work in an unsupervised support role with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools.

You will need to complete 11 mandatory units to achieve this qualification, which include:

  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Schools as organisations
  • Support learning activities
  • Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour
  • Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • Support assessment for learning
  • Understand child and young person development
  • Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people
  • Support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

Who is it 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 is it assessed?

Completion of this qualification is achieved through a combination of classroom based learning and experience in the workplace.

All the units within this qualification are vocationally based, directly helping you gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in an unsupervised support role within a school setting.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

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 does it take to complete?

This qualification will take approximately 12 months to complete

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work in a variety of unsupervised job roles that support children and young people’s learning in schools, such as:

  • Teaching assistant
  • Learning support assistant
  • Special needs assistant.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

If you are looking to continue studying after completion of this qualification, completion of the CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools provides you with the knowledge and skills to progress to:

  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools