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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Supporting Teaching and Learning (RQF)

  • Become an essential component of children’s learning
  • Work with children of all abilities and help them excel
  • Take on a wide range of responsibilities from delivering lessons to one-to-one learning
  • Support children with special educational needs achieve
  • Study towards a career that will make a difference in children’s lives
  • Understand child and young person development
  • Develop strong communication skills to work effectively with children

Teaching Assistants support teachers in a variety of essential ways. They can work with individual children who need additional or one-to-one support.

They can help to deliver the lesson and oversee the work produced by the children. They can also answer questions and help children if they are struggling with their work.

As a teaching assistant you will:

  • Play an essential role in the pastoral care of the children
  • Build trust and become a source of guidance and support
  • Prepare lessons
  • Deliver lessons on the teacher’s behalf
  • Work one-to-one with children with reading, writing or project work
  • Assist during lessons as needed
  • Support children with SEN achieve their full potential

The role of a teaching assistant can be busy, sometimes messy, and often challenging but it is unquestionably rewarding.

If you enjoy working with children, sharing knowledge and helping individuals develop, then the role of teaching assistant could be perfect for you.

While you take your lead from the class teacher, you are afforded a degree of autonomy – trusted to support the children as your judgement and training guides you.

As you work with the class you will come to know the children and how to get the best out of them and from there you can help them flourish.

While some schools allow you to learn on the job, the most effective way of becoming a teaching assistant is to gain a Teaching Assistant: Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) Level 3.

This course will give you all the knowledge you need to support teachers and pupils in a classroom setting.

It will give you the confidence to carry out daily tasks, deliver lessons and communicate with pupils effectively. All this will give you the skills to help pupils reach their full potential.

In order to achieve your Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) Level 3 qualification you will be required to do a minimum of 50 hours in a suitable placement.

Teaching Assistants support teachers in a variety of essential ways. They can work with individual children who need additional or one-to-one support.

They can help to deliver the lesson and oversee the work produced by the children. They can also answer questions and help children if they are struggling with their work.

As a teaching assistant you will:

  • Play an essential role in the pastoral care of the children
  • Build trust and become a source of guidance and support
  • Prepare lessons
  • Deliver lessons on the teacher’s behalf
  • Work one-to-one with children with reading, writing or project work
  • Assist during lessons as needed
  • Support children with SEN achieve their full potential

The role of a teaching assistant can be busy, sometimes messy, and often challenging but it is unquestionably rewarding.

If you enjoy working with children, sharing knowledge and helping individuals develop, then the role of teaching assistant could be perfect for you.

While you take your lead from the class teacher, you are afforded a degree of autonomy – trusted to support the children as your judgement and training guides you.

As you work with the class you will come to know the children and how to get the best out of them and from there you can help them flourish.

While some schools allow you to learn on the job, the most effective way of becoming a teaching assistant is to gain a Teaching Assistant: Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) Level 3.

This course will give you all the knowledge you need to support teachers and pupils in a classroom setting.

It will give you the confidence to carry out daily tasks, deliver lessons and communicate with pupils effectively. All this will give you the skills to help pupils reach their full potential.

In order to achieve your Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) Level 3 qualification you will be required to do a minimum of 50 hours in a suitable placement.

SALARY INDICATOR

AVERAGE
SALARY AFTER
COMPLETING

Unqualified Teaching Assistant

£11.5k

Qualified Teaching Assistant

£16k

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

£23k
£16k You can earn
an average of
£16,000 a year

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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Supporting Teaching and Learning (RQF)

This nationally-recognised Level 3 teaching support qualification is the perfect way to demonstrate to employers that you are the ideal candidate for a teaching assistant job.

Not only will this online teaching assistant course at level 3 give you the confidence to support teachers in their day-to-day jobs, but it will also teach you the key skills and techniques that you need to be a great teaching assistant and help pupils reach their full academic potential.

With this excellent qualification, you will cover everything included in the Level 3 Certificate for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, as well as an additional 4 modules that explore the teaching profession further. You will gain a deeper understanding of what it means to support teaching and learning and will stand out to future employers as a result.

This Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 Certificate is the only complete TA course online that will prepare you to work with confidence in any classroom, be it in a primary, secondary or even a special needs school.

In order to achieve your Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) Level 3 qualification you will be required to do a minimum of 50 hours in a suitable placement.

Unit 1: Schools and colleges as organisations

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the structure of education from early years to postcompulsory education
  • Understand how schools and colleges are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities
  • Understand teamwork in schools and colleges
  • Understand educational ethos, mission, aims and values
  • Understand the purpose of policies and procedures in education

Unit 2: Support health and safety in a learning environment 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to plan and provide environments that support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Understand how to recognise and manage risks to health, safety and security in a learning environment or during off-site visits
  • Understand how to support children and young people to assess and manage risk for themselves 
  • Understand appropriate responses to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness in the learning environment and during off-site visits
  • Understand own role in assisting in the administration of medication 

Unit 3: Understand how to safeguard children and young people

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
  • Understand how to work in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people
  • Understand the need to ensure children and young people’s safety and protection in the learning environment
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
  • Understand how to work with children and young people to support their well-being 

Unit 4: Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Understand legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection
  • Be able to develop professional relationships with children and young people 
  • Be able to communicate with children and young people
  • Be able to develop professional relationships with adults
  • Be able to support children and young people in developing relationships
  • Be able to support inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people 

Unit 5: Understand how children and young people develop 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth to 19 years
  • Understand the factors that influence children and young people’s development and how these affect practice
  • Understand how to monitor children and young people’s development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern 

Unit 6: Support positive behaviour in children and young people 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand policies and procedures for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour in a learning environment
  • Be able to promote positive behaviour
  • Be able to manage behaviour that challenges in a learning environment

Unit 7: Support children and young people during learning activities

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to contribute to planning learning activities
  • Be able to prepare for learning activities
  • Be able to support learning activities
  • Be able to observe and report on learner participation and progress
  • Be able to contribute to the evaluation of learning activities

Unit 8: Support English and maths skills

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to identify learner needs for English and maths support
  • Be able to provide English support to help learners access teaching and learning
  • Be able to provide maths support to help learners access teaching and learning 

Unit 9: Support the use of ICT in the learning environment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the policy and procedures for the use of ICT for teaching and learning
  • Understand how to prepare ICT resources for use in teaching and learning 
  • Be able to support the use of ICT for teaching and learning

Unit 10: Support assessment for learning

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the purpose and characteristics of assessment for learning
  • Be able to use assessment strategies to promote learning
  • Be able to support learners in reviewing their learning strategies and achievements 
  • Be able to contribute to reviewing assessment for learning
  • Be able to maintain learner records

Unit 11: Engage in personal and professional development

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what is required for competence in own work role
  • Be able to reflect on organisational practice
  • Be able to evaluate own performance
  • Be able to agree a personal development plan
  • Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development 

Unit 12: Support children and young people’s speech, language and communication

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of speech, language and communication for children and young people’s overall development 
  • Understand the role of support staff when supporting speech, language and communication development in the learning environment
  • Be able to provide support for the speech, language and communication development of children and young people in the learning environment 
  • Be able to contribute to maintaining a positive environment that supports speech, language and communication 

Unit 13: Understand how to support bilingual learners

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to contribute to the assessment of bilingual learners 
  • Understand how to support bilingual learners to access the curriculum

Unit 14: Understand how to support learning of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles of inclusive practice and the rights of disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs
  • Understand how to obtain information about individual needs, capabilities and interests of disabled children and young people, and those with special educational needs 
  • Understand the special educational needs of children and young people with cognition and learning needs
  • Understand the special educational needs of children and young people with emotional, behavioural and social development needs
  • Understand the special educational needs of learners with sensory and/or physical needs
  • Understand the kinds of strategies needed to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities

Unit 15: Support children and young people during transitions

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the range and impact of transitions that children and young people may experience
  • Be able to recognise and respond to transitions in children and young people’s lives
  • Be able to support children and young people to manage transitions in their lives

Unit 16: Support the role of play, leisure and extra-curricular activities for children and young people

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the nature and importance of play and leisure
  • Understand own role in relation to the requirements of play and leisure activities
  • Understand how to balance risk and challenge with the benefits of the play and leisure opportunity

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