Higher Level Teaching Assistant Level 4 and NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education


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Higher Level Teaching Assistant Level 4 and NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education

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About This Course

Are you looking to supercharge your career in education and childcare? This strong course bundle combines two industry-recognised programmes designed to empower you to increase your earning potential and excel in the fields of childcare and education.

The first course in this bundle, Higher Level Teaching Assistant Level 4, is your pathway to career growth. From personalised student support to addressing diverse needs, this course will equip you with the confidence to take on greater responsibilities in the classroom.

The second course, the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education takes you through the biological, psychological, and emotional development of children, affording you a strong foundation of knowledge and easily transferable skills that boost your job possibilities.

These flexible home-study courses allow you to shape your learning around your life without the burden of exams or fixed class schedules. By enrolling in our course bundle, you’ll embark on a comprehensive learning journey, blending the art of teaching and the science of child development within the scope of education. Equip yourself with a diverse skillset and open doors to a bright career future.

Course Benefits

This course will:

  • Help you develop a strong theoretical foundation to excel in your Teaching Assistant or Childcare and Education roles.
  • Expand your skills, tackle workplace challenges and enhance your ability to support individuals, small groups, and those with additional needs.
  • Increase your responsibilities, from assisting in lesson planning to elevating teaching standards and potential.
  • Elevate your career prospects with nationally recognised qualifications, 28 UCAS points, and diverse work opportunities.
  • Allow you to enjoy flexible, pressure-free, and home-based learning, maintaining a healthy work-study balance while pursuing a rewarding career.

Course Units

Higher Level Teaching Assistant Level 4

Unit 1: Communication and Positive Relationships

Unit 2: Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment of Students

Unit 3: Child Development Stages

Unit 4: Personal and Professional Development

Unit 5: Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education

Qualification Number: 601/3999/7

Unit 1: Child Development from Conception to Seven Years (Ref: F/506/5384)

Unit 2: Children’s Health and Wellbeing (Ref: J/506/5385)


These courses are designed to be completed in around 180 hours, and your progress through the material will be evaluated by a series of written assignments that will test your knowledge of the material on a unit-by-unit basis. You will need to be able to demonstrate your knowledge to your personal tutor as well as reflect on your work.

The good news is that you can start our online courses at any time, making it ideal for those working alongside their studies. All we ask is that you finish these units within 12 months of registering.

Required Knowledge

You do not need to have completed any courses to enrol in this course bundle, nor do you need to be employed as a teaching assistant.

Awarding Body

When you enrol on our course bundle, you’re not just gaining knowledge and skills; you’re earning valuable certifications from two esteemed awarding bodies.

Training Qualifications UK (TQUK)

Upon your completion of the Higher Level Teaching Assistant Level 4 course, you’ll receive certification from TQUK, a national certificating organisation renowned for its commitment to excellence. TQUK endorses our courses, guaranteeing their high quality and alignment with industry standards.


Successful completion of the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education earns you the accredited award in Childcare and Education.

Our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education (VRQ) and NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) can both be used as stepping stones to further your education after completing this programme (VRQ).

NCFE CACHE is the only awarding organisation in the United Kingdom that focuses solely on the child and adult care industries. With the help of Sector Skills Councils, they provide their clients, learners, and the industry at large with services that are both high in quality and innovative.


You will be given the Higher Level Teaching Assistant course assignments and a thorough study guide, as well as your own personal tutor who will be available to you at all times.

Our student support team can also assist you with any other questions you may have while completing your course, ensuring that you never struggle or feel alienated in your studies. Instead, our experts will be there to assist you throughout the whole 12-month period of your course (if you choose to study for that long).

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider.
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work.
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 12 months to complete your course, however you can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment doesn’t pass first time, you can retry as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

This is a government-regulated qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual-regulated awarding body.

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