NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning

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Kick-start your career as a Teaching Assistant, from home with an award-winning college!

  • Gain an understanding of child and young person development
  • Develop the knowledge and skills you need to work in a senior role supporting the teaching and learning of children and young people from 5 to 19 years of age (KS1 and above)
  • Gain the experience to work in a professional environment
  • Achieve a career as a Senior Teaching Assistant, Senior Learning Support Assistant or Senior Special Educational Needs Assistant
  • FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 2 years when you enrol on your course
Course overview

CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) qualifications specialise in the care and education sector and are the leading industry specialists. This course has been developed by experts, which ensures everything that employers need is covered.

In addition, this new NCFE CACHE course has been updated and is part of the new suite of Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year

Study Hours

Approximately 350 hours, 100 hours placement.

Course Outcome

You will receive your NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

Entry Requirements

You need to have a placement in a school setting in UK, totalling up to 100 hours.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Qualification Number: 603/2498/3

Extra info


All units are internally assessed. Assessment enables the learner’s workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification. This course requires an assessment of your practical skills within your working environment. It is essential that you secure a placement that can provide you with a suitably qualified teacher and workplace assessor who can observe you, comment on your skills and write a report to meet the assessment requirements. This direct observation will be used as evidence towards your qualification. Methods of assessment could include:

  • Direct observation of practice
  • Witness evidence when directed by the sector skills assessment strategy
  • Professional discussion
  • Reflection on own practice in real work situations
  • Written assignments

Course Duration

This course will take approximately 350 hours to complete. During this course you will also need to complete a recommended 100 placement hours. Students will receive a full year to complete the course, which is a lot more time than you will need. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the course you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

Awarding Body

CACHE became part of NCFE in 2015.

CACHE (the Council of Awards in Care, Health and Education) are the UK’s leading awarding organisation for the childcare and social care sectors and are part of the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) which ensures the highest level quality courses and industry recognised qualifications.

Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will be entitled to access the CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years. CACHE Alumni is a Professional Membership Network for those who work in the CACHE industries, providing valuable resources and advice for professional studying towards/with a CACHE qualification.


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