NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
- Education and Training, Supporting Teaching and Learning
- Learning Resources Available, Nested Qualification
- Level 3
- Minimum entry age
- Credit Value
Important: This qualification will expire on 31 July 2021 and this is the last date we can accept learner registrations. The last date for certificate claims is 31 July 2024.
What does the qualification cover?
This qualification will provide an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools. It includes learning about children and young people’s development, safeguarding their welfare, and communication.
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.
Who is it suitable for?
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. 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 the qualification?
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.
How is it assessed?
It 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 the qualification?
Learners taking 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?
You can usually complete it in a year.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.
Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on the Funding page.
Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?
• Senior Teaching Assistant • Senior Learning Support Assistant • Senior Special Educational Needs Assistant
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Students will still 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. We have removed the requirement for students to complete a minimum number of placement hours; hours should still be recorded.
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.
For further information please see the adaptation addendum document below.
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