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Teaching Assistant

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This nationally-recognised Level 3 teaching support qualification is the perfect way to demonstrate to employers that you are the ideal candidate for a teaching assistant position.

Not only will this online course give you the confidence to support teachers in their day-to-day jobs, but it will also teach you the key skills and techniques that you need to be a great teaching assistant and help pupils reach their full academic potential.

This Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 Certificate is the only complete online TA course that will prepare you to work with confidence in any classroom, be it in a primary, secondary or even a special needs school.

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100% online learning and assessment

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100% online learning and assessment

Self-paced study

Enrol today for
just £9.99

Study around other commitments

24/7 access to online learning

With this excellent qualification, you will cover everything included in the Level 3 Certificate for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, as well as an additional 4 modules that explore the teaching profession further. You will gain a deeper understanding of what it means to support teaching and learning and will stand out to future employers as a result.

Unit 1: Schools as organisations

Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education

Understand how schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities

Understand school ethos, mission, aims and values

Know about the legislation affecting schools

Understand the purpose of school policies and procedures

Understand the wider context in which schools operate

 

Unit 2: Understand child and young person development

Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth - 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

Understand the importance of early intervention to support the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people

Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development

 

Unit 3: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults

Understand how to communicate with children, young people and adults

Understand legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection

 

Unit 4: Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people

Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people

Understand the importance of working in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people

Understand the importance of ensuring children and young people’s safety and protection in the work setting

Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed

Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been bullied

Understand how to work with children and young people to support their safety and wellbeing

Understand the importance of e-safety for children and young people

 

Unit 5: Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

Understand what is required for competence in own work role

Be able to reflect on practice

Be able to evaluate own performance

Be able to agree a personal development plan

Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development

 

Unit 6: Support children and young people's health and safety

Understand how to plan and provide environments and services that support children and young people’s health and safety

Be able to recognise and manage risks to health, safety and security in a work setting or off site visits

Understand how to support children and young people to assess and manage risk for themselves

Understand appropriate responses to accidents, incidents emergencies and illness in work settings and off site visits

 

Unit 7: Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

Be able to promote equality and diversity in work with children and young people

Understand the impact of prejudice and discrimination on children and young people

Be able to support inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people

 

Unit 8: Support learning activities

Be able to contribute to planning learning activities

Be able to prepare for learning activities

Be able to support learning activities

Be able to observe and report on learner participation and progress

Be able to contribute to the evaluation of learning activities

Be able to evaluate own practice in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy and ICT

 

Unit 9: Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour

Understand policies and procedures for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour

Be able to promote positive behaviour

Be able to manage inappropriate behaviour

Be able to respond to challenging behaviour

Be able to contribute to reviews of behaviour and behaviour policies

 

Unit 10: Support assessment for learning

Understand the purpose and characteristics of assessment for learning

Be able to use assessment strategies to promote learning

Be able to support learners in reviewing their learning strategies and achievements

Be able to contribute to reviewing assessment for learning

 

Unit 11: Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults

Be able to develop professional relationships with children and young people

Be able to communicate with children and young people

Be able to develop professional relationships with adults

Be able to support children and young people in developing relationships

Be able to comply with policies and procedures for confidentiality, sharing information and data protection

 

Unit 12: Plan and deliver learning activities under the direction of a teacher

Be able to plan learning activities under the direction of the teacher.

Be able to deliver learning activities.

Be able to monitor and assess learning outcomes.

 

Unit 13: Support literacy development

Understand current national and organisational policies and practices for literacy development.

Be able to support learners in developing reading and writing skills.

Be able to support learners in developing speaking/talking and listening skills.

 

Unit 14: Support numeracy development

Understand current national and organisational frameworks for mathematics.

Be able to support learners in developing numeracy skills.

Be able to support learners in using and applying mathematics.

 

Unit 15: Lead an extracurricular activity

Understand the aims and requirements of the extracurricular activity.

Be able to prepare for leading an extracurricular activity.

Be able to prepare children and young people for an extracurricular activity.

Be able to lead an extracurricular activity.

Be able to review and improve extracurricular activities.

To achieve this qualification all students must assist in a classroom for at least 50 hours. This can be achieved either through paid work or voluntary work experience, although there must be sufficient evidence gained to fulfil the qualification requirements. All work experience must take place in a school setting.

Any type of school that teaches children from the age of 4 to 15 is permissible, except for the following:

● After-school clubs

● Colleges

● Distance learning colleges

● Nurseries

● Pre-schools

● Universities

● Sunday schools

The placement is compulsory for this course and students are responsible for arranging their work experience.

Along with the first set of course materials, you will also receive a comprehensive course guide. This will outline the placement requirements, how to set it up and the type of activities that will be assessed, including examples of the paperwork that you will submit to your assessor for evidence.

After each lesson there will be a question paper which needs to be completed and submitted to your assessor for marking.

This method of continual assessment ensures that your assessor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper. The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is 180.7 hrs.

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On successful completion of our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) course you will receive a qualification listed on the RQF at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: 501/0476/7). This course has also been assigned 44 credits.

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

NCFE is a registered educational charity and has a strong heritage in learning, going back over 150 years. With a buzz that sets it apart, NCFE is proud to be recognised for its exceptional customer service and friendly approach. We're a values based company and our values are at the heart of everything we do.

NCFE’s extensive product catalogue includes a wide range of general and vocationally related qualifications in a variety of subject areas, as well as Competence Based qualifications/NVQs, and Functional Skills qualifications.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA Regulation) in Northern Ireland.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There is a huge range of benefits to studying via distance education:

Flexibility

We believe distance education is all about convenience and flexibility. You can plan your study around your work or lifestyle commitments, so you’re only studying at times convenient for you.

Plus, you can improve your education without having to attend classes at a physical location. What’s more, with learndirect, you can study when and where you like without the stress of deadlines or time limits and complete your course at your own pace.

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We don’t have the same level of high overhead costs (e.g. classrooms and large campuses) as traditional schools, colleges or universities, so we’re able to pass on these savings to you by reducing our course fees.

Choice

We offer over 650 home study courses for you to choose from, with an unrivalled selection of quality distance education courses accredited by some of the most respected awarding bodies in the UK.

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You have access to a dedicated tutor who is an experienced professional in their field of study. Your tutor is totally committed to helping you succeed and is on hand to answer any questions you may have, no matter how big or small.

All of your course material is available 24/7, 365 days per year through our world-class learning platform you choose when and where you study!

Yes, all of our courses will come with a certificate once you have completed your training. This certificate will have your name on it, and the title of the training you have completed.

Each course is different, and each has its own time frame, but all of our courses are flexible so you can study in a way the fits you. All of our courses come with an Individual Learner Plan, this will help guide you and keep you on track for success.

Yes, built into your account is a messaging service, where you can send messages between you and your tutor, you can ask questions or talk about your work. You can also message other helpful contacts, like our Student Support Team.

All of our qualifications have different awarding bodies, and depending on the subject, they will meet different criteria depending on the level of the qualification and its content.

We typically use the OFQUAL register to help us benchmark our courses and ensure the education you receive is up to the relevant industry standards. If you would like to check a specific qualification, please contact one of our helpful advisers by calling 01202 006 464.

We have several options including 0% payment options, and options with very small deposits. Each course has different options, if you would like to discuss these options or a quote for a course, you can reach a member of the team by calling 01202 006 464.

If you make a mistake or get something wrong, there is no need to worry. Many of our courses allow you to retake units that may not have gone to plan. You will receive full support and guidance from your tutor before reworking a unit and submitting again, and you can do this without any additional cost.

As soon as you submit a piece of work your tutor is notified. This allows us to identify that you have work which requires their attention. While your tutor is marking your work you can move on to the next unit or section of your course so there are never any delays in your learning. Typically, with most of our courses, marking work takes less than 5 days depending on the size of the submitted item.

No, the price agreed when you start your course is all you pay. We ensure there are no hidden or additional unnecessary fees for your education.

Many of our courses include one or more of the following hands on aspects to enhance the online learning you will receive.

Many of our RQF courses include a placement, these placements are fantastic opportunities for you to secure a work experience placement in a relevant industry and get real on the job experience while you learn. For example many of our Teaching Assistant courses give you an opportunity to approach and work within a local school.

Time in our state of the art academy's for certain subjects, for example our Foot Health Practitioner courses run multiple hands on class based options in our bespoke learning environments.

Further to this some of our courses include practical kits for you to use while you study and even keep after the course! For example many of our Nail Technician courses include an extensive kit included with the course at no additional charge.

We encourage and welcome international students to join our learning community.

All of our courses are specifically designed to be delivered via distance education and home study, so you can complete your course from anywhere in the world. Some courses relate specifically to UK practice and legislation and in these cases all work must be presented accordingly. There will be no need for you to attend any physical location like a test centre or campus, unless your course has a 'practical' element to it.

Unlike traditional schools, colleges or universities there are no terms, semesters, or specified intake dates for our uniquely flexible distance education courses. Our system of continuous enrolment means that our students can enrol on any day and at any time of the year. This allows our students the freedom to plan their studies to fit in with their lifestyle or work commitments.

You can enrol easily and quickly by clicking on the ‘Enrol Now’ button on your preferred course’s page on our website. Simply complete the secure online registration form and we will do the rest. If you’d prefer to call us to enrol, please call 01202 006 464.

Our world-class learning platform is easy to use and presented in a simple to understand format. Once you’ve logged on you’ll be able to see your course, your content and how to complete your assignments. Everything you need is available through your personal learner portal.