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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning

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603/2496/X
Sector:
Education and Training, Supporting Teaching and Learning
Features:
UCAS, Nested Qualification

Level
Level 3
Minimum entry age
16
GLH
310
TQT
530
Credit Value
53

This qualification is part of the new suite of Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications and can be used to help learners achieve the Apprenticeship Standard for Teaching Assistants and we have created a mapping document for this purpose.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school and college environments. It covers all aspects of specialist support including planning, delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher; bilingual support; special needs support; and personal development and reflective practice.

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 roles that offer specialist support for pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools, as well as colleges.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must be at least 16 years old.

UCAS Points

This qualification has the following UCAS Points - P - 32.

How is this qualification structured?

To achieve the Diploma the learner must complete 16 mandatory units.

How is it assessed?

This qualification is assessed internally.

How long will it take to complete this qualification?

The Diploma can usually be completed in 1 year to 18 months.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

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). At diploma level, we recommend that the learner undertakes an additional 100 hours of placement to that taken at the certificate level in a real work environment, to total 200 hours.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Learners achieving the Level 3 Diploma can progress onto the Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges, a foundation degree, or specialist roles within the workforce.

Career opportunities

This qualification provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work in a variety of unsupervised job roles that support children and young people’s learning in schools or colleges. Roles this qualification will prepare you for include:

• Teaching Assistant
• Learning Support Assistant
• Special Needs Assistant.

Funding for our qualifications

Find out more 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
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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.

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

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

Supporting Teaching and Learning - The Full Offer
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Be Able To document
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This document summarises the skills/competency 'Be able to' assessment criteria.

Be Able To document (Word)
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This document (in Word format) summarises the skills/competency 'Be able to' assessment criteria.

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Qualification Specification (doc)
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Tutor Guidance (doc)
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Tutor Guidance
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This qualification has adaptation applied to delivery and assessment.

Students will need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We believe that the flexibilities which centres already have with respect to the types of evidence they may use to meet assessment criteria are sufficient to mitigate Covid-related risks.

Students are still required to be working or on a practical 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.

Further guidance for this qualification can be found below.

AT 50097453 STL occ comp V2
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