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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Education and Training, Supporting Teaching and Learning
Nested Qualification

Level 3
Minimum entry age
Credit Value

This qualification is part of the new suite of Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications.

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification provides learners with an understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children and young people in a school or college environment. It will enable learners to gain an understanding of elements including children and young people’s development, safeguarding their welfare, and communication and professional relationships.

What is a nested qualification?

This qualification is nested. Qualifications within a nested suite allow learners to be topped up to a qualification that is the same level and subject within the Award, Certificate, Diploma structure. This can be done by self-service through the Portal. Qualification nests and top-up pricing can be found in our fees list.

When is it available?

1st February 2018

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is aimed at learners working in support roles within schools and colleges.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must be at least 16 years old.

Experience in a real work environment

As learners need to show competence in both skills and knowledge, they will need to be working or be on a practical placement during the taught programme of study in a learning environment (school or college). We recommend that the learner undertakes 100 hours of placement in a real work environment.

How is this qualification structured?

To achieve the Certificate the learner must complete 11 mandatory units.

How is it assessed?

This qualification will be internally assessed.

How long does it take to complete?

The Certificate can usually be completed in 1 year.

What qualifications can you progress to?

The Level 3 Certificate enables progression to the Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning, or into the workforce.

Funding for our qualifications

Find out about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.

Supporting materials

Our new Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications do not have separate Learner Handbooks. The qualification specification contains everything that a learner will need to record their evidence and compile their portfolio.

Qualification Specification

This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification in PDF format and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Mapping to the Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard

This document details how this qualification maps to the Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard.

Learner Overview

This document contains all the information learners need to know if they’re considering taking an Advanced Learner Loan to complete this qualification.

Key Facts

The Key Facts document details all of the important information you need to know about this qualification.

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