Course Description

Teaching Assistant: Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

Global Edulink


This NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification will provide learners with an understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children and young people in school environments. It includes learning about children and young people’s development, safeguarding their welfare and communication and professional relationships. The Certificate is suitable for learners working in senior roles that support pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools.

Learning with Global Edulink has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you, and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professionally narrated e-Learning modules, interactive quizzes, tests and exams. All delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months). An effective support service and study materials will build your confidence to secure your qualification.

Course Curriculum

1: Understand Child And Young Person Development.

2: Understand How To Safeguard The Wellbeing Of Children And Young People

3: Support Children And Young People’s Health And Safety

4: Engage In Personal Development In Health, Social Care Or Children’s And Young People’s Settings (A/601/1429).

5: Support Learning Activities

6: Promote Children And Young People’s Positive Behaviour

7: Develop Professional Relationships With Children, Young People And Adults

8: Promote Equality, Diversity And Inclusion In Work With Children And Young People

9: Support Assessment For Learning

10: Communication And Professional Relationships With Children, Young People And Adults.

11: Schools As Organisations

Access duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at anytime.

Recommended Experience

Learners will need to be working or on a practical placement in a school as they need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

Method of assessment

The learner must achieve 11 mandatory Level 3 units, totalling 32 credits. There are no exemptions, barred combinations or equivalent units.

The Certificate requires 32 credits. Credits from the Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools can be carried over and counted towards the Certificate.

The Award will be assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.

Course Highlights

The units cover child and young person development, safeguarding their welfare, the importance of equality, diversity, and inclusion, and supporting positive behaviour.

They also cover:

  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Schools as organisations including types of schools, policies and procedures and the
  • Wider environment in which they operate
  • Team working
  • Preparing for and supervising learning activities and supporting learners to complete
  • Work set by the teacher
  • Personal development and reflective practice.
  • From 5 to 19 years of age. Please note that some knowledge of development in the early years has been included in the specification to enhance learners understanding

Course Description

  • Qualification title: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level: 3
  • Accreditation status: Accredited
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 180
  • Credits: 32
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT): 320
  • Qualification number (QN): 500/9745/3


Upon successful completion of this course will be awarded an NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.

Awarding Body

CACHE are continually investing in high quality qualifications for the care and education industry, making them the UK’s leading sector specialist. Developed by experts, CACHE qualifications help millions of learners to raise professional standards across the sector. As a result, CACHE has gained a deserved reputation for excellence and leadership.

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.


College Name Global Edulink
Course Category Education, Education Studies
Course Type Online Learning
Course Location Athlone, Westmeath, Dublin, Ireland
Course Fee 349
Course Duration 365 Days
Entry Requirements Learners will need to be over the age of 19, and must demonstrate the following: • Vocational or academic qualification at Level 2 or higher • Basic level of literacy, numeracy and ICT ability In order to qualify for the program you will need to submit a completed application form which will be provided to you. This form should be provided to us within a month of enrolment along with the following; • Proof of educational qualifications • You must provide an identification document such as a passport or a driving licence. Upon submission of the documents your application will be reviewed. If you fail to meet the entry requirements of the program your application will not be accepted.
Career Path This qualification provides the learner with the opportunity to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools and into the workforce. The Certificate shares its mandatory units with the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools. This enables credits and learning to be transferred from this qualification to the Level 3 Diploma, providing a direct progression route.
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Course Provider

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CityPoint, 1 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9HU, Dublin, United Kingdom

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