NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning


Become a qualified teaching assistant with this NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning online course. Gain the knowledge and skills you’ll need to work in primary or secondary school settings.


NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning

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About This Course

If you’re currently working or volunteering in a support role in a school or college and interested in becoming a qualified teaching assistant, the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning is a great option for you.

Through this comprehensive program, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of child and young person development, understanding their needs and fostering their growth effectively. Discover the paramount importance of safeguarding in educational settings, ensuring the well-being and safety of every student.

What sets this course apart is its recognition as an Ofqual regulated qualification, signifying its credibility and relevance in the educational landscape. Upon completion, you’ll be equipped to thrive in both primary and secondary school settings, opening doors to a fulfilling and rewarding career in education.

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Course Benefits

  • This course is a great option for individuals who are new to the teaching assistant profession and are currently employed or volunteering in a support capacity at a school or college.
  • Study a nationally recognised qualification from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace.
  • When you enrol on your course, you will have the opportunity to access the NCFE CACHE Alumni membership for two years at no cost.

Course Units

Qualification Number: 603/2495/8

Unit 1: Schools and Colleges as Organisations (T/616/5878, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 2)

  • Learn the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education
  • Understand how schools and colleges are organised regarding roles and responsibilities
  • Know the importance of teamwork in schools and colleges
  • Understand the ethos, mission, aims and values of education
  • Learn the importance of policies and procedures in education

Unit 2: Support Health and Safety in a Learning Environment (A/616/5879, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 20 Hours, Creditfs: 3)

  • Understand how to provide environments that support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Learn how to recognise and manage risks to health, safety and security in a learning environment or during off-site visits
  • Know how to support children and young people to assess and manage risk for themselves
  • Understand appropriate responses to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness in the learning environment
  • Know the responsibilities of your own role is assisting the administration of medication

Unit 3: Understand how to Safeguard Children and Young People (M/616/5880, Unit Level: 3, GLH: 25 Hours; Credits: 4)

  • Know the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
  • Understand how to work in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people
  • Learn the importance of ensuring the safety and protection of children and young people in the learning environment
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
  • Learn how to support wellbeing when working with children and young people

Unit 4: Understand how Children and Young People Develop (A/616/5882, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 25 Hours; Credits: 3)

  • Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth to 19 years
  • Understand the factors that influence children and young people’s development and how these affect practice
  • Understand how to monitor children and young people’s development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern


All unit submissions will be assessed by your personal tutor. There is no placement-based assessment required to complete this Award.

Required Knowledge

No formal qualifications or experience is required to enrol onto this course; however you must be at least 16 years old. Similarly, you don’t need to be working or working within a childcare environment to register your interest.

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion of your course, you will be awarded a certification in Supporting Teaching and Learning at NCFE CACHE Level 3. You will be awarded a certificate as a recognition of your achievement. NCFE is a renowned organisation that offers vocational and technical courses. Additionally, it operates as an educational charity. They have been providing quality education for over 170 years, working closely with industry experts to develop innovative solutions to meet the most critical learning needs. In 2015, CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health, and Education) became a part of NCFE.

Once you have enrolled in the NCFE CACHE course, you will be granted a two-year access to the NCFE CACHE Alumni membership. NCFE CACHE Alumni is a network of professionals in the care, health and education industries. It provides useful resources and guidance to individuals who are pursuing or have obtained an NCFE CACHE qualification.


We take pride in assisting our students at all stages of development, so while this course is designed for home study, you can enrol with confidence knowing that you will be fully supported. You will receive 12 months of personal tutor support for this course, and they will always be available to offer you advice, guidance, and instruction. On top of this, they will lend their expertise to your written assignments, providing you with valuable feedback and tips.

Our student support team is similarly only a click away, so you’ll never be alone in your studies.

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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!

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

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).

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