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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Ref:
600/4037/3
Sector:
Health, Public Services and Care, Children and Young People, Health and Social Care
Registration and Certification Fee
£56.00

Level
Level 3
Minimum entry age
16
GLH
83
TQT
120
Credit Value
12

What does this qualification cover?

This professional development qualification builds on the knowledge and skills gained in the Level 2 Award and Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities.

The qualification includes the nature and characteristics of learning disability, support, legislation, communication and planning.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is aimed at managers, unsupervised carers or senior level workers who come into contact with or are supporting individuals with learning disabilities as part of their job role.

What are the entry requirements?

You should be at least 16 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.

How many credits are required to complete it?

The Award requires 12 credits.

How is it assessed?

This qualification 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.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

How long does it take to complete?

You can usually complete it in 6 months.

Funding for our qualifications

Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on the Funding webpage.

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

The qualification does not qualify you to work but does support you in your current job role or future job roles when supporting children, young people or adults with learning disabilities.


Qualification Specification
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Optional Units
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This document contains everything you need to know about the optional units in this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Qualification Factsheet
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This document outlines the key information of this qualification for the Centre, learner and employer.

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Qualification Specification (doc)
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This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification in MS Word format and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Optional Units (doc)
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This document contains everything you need to know about the optional units in this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

NCFE CACHE LEVEL 3 AWARD IN SUPPORTING TEACHING AND LEARNING IN SCHOOLS (500/9963/2)


NCFE CACHE LEVEL 3 AWARD IN SUPPORTING TEACHING AND LEARNING IN SCHOOLS (500/9963/2)


Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021, where this has been permitted. Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.

Students are still required to complete the work placement, but the focus should be on learning outcomes and evidencing competence.

The adaptation addendum document contains further information of how learning outcome / evidence of competence needs to be met either within the workplace or via alternative assessment methods. Adaptations should also be applied in line with the ‘HSC, Early Years and Childcare - Joint AO Adaptation Guidance’ document which can be found below. 

For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.

2021-22 AT 60040373 V1.0.pdf
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HSC, EY and CC - Joint AO Adaptation Guidance 2021_22 V1.0 Sept 2021
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