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CACHE Level 3 Teaching Assistant Qualification (RQF) & SEN ** Recognised Qualification **

Accepted in ALL Schools |Government Regulated Qualification| OFSTED Approved

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Online, self-paced
120 hours
Level 3 Award - Supporting Teaching and Learning
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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'Train to Teach' with us from as little as £69.00 deposit. Study in your own time at your own pace from just 3 hours per week. Bespoke learning platform to guide you through your qualification study. Your Teaching Assistant course will have 1-2-1 Tutor support throughout your qualification, provided by our experienced qualified Tutors.

**Please Note**

The only qualification that will enable you to get into teaching is the Supporting Teaching & Learning (RQF) qualification. No other course will give you the opportunity to work in a school setting with children between the ages of 5-19, only this qualification!

<< CPD & Endorsed courses will 'NOT' enable you to work in a school setting or are they nationally recognised >>


Level 3 Award - Supporting Teaching and Learning

Awarded by CACHE.
Regulated by Ofqual


CACHE Level 3 Teaching Assistant (RQF) Recognised Qualification & SEN Certificate Course.

Many schools within the UK are looking for qualified teaching assistants to support teaching on a daily basis. As a teaching assistant your main duties will be to support children with learning difficulties on a daily basis along with supporting the classroom teacher.

Teaching Assistants support children with their learning activities in the classroom. They work closely with classroom teachers to make sure pupils enjoy learning in a safe and caring setting.

If you like working with children and want to play a part in their education and wellbeing, a career as a teaching assistant could be ideal for you. As a teaching assistant You'll need to have the ability to work closely with parents and teachers. You'll also need good literacy and numeracy skills, as well as creative ideas for activities when teaching children on a daily basis.

*This qualification is fully recognised by Ofqual and Ofsted | Accepted in ALL UK Schools*

To work as a teaching assistant or classroom assistant, you will usually need some experience or a qualification that’s recognised such as an (RQF) Qualification.

Teaching Assistant Role & Responsibility:

  • Supporting the learning within the school
  • Supporting children on a daily basis
  • Supporting the classroom teacher
  • Responsible for the safety of children at all times
  • Supporting the curriculum

Units Covered Within Your Teaching Assistant Qualification

  • Unit 1 – Schools and Colleges as Organisations
  • Unit 2 – Support Health and Safety in a Learning Environment
  • Unit 3 – Understand How Children and Young People Develop
  • Unit 4 – Understand how to Safeguard Children and Young People

The Teaching Assistant Qualification

Qualification reference number – 603/2495/8

Credit Value - 12


Assessments are a great way of checking your progress allowing you to apply your learning to real-world situations. Through the Teaching Assistant Level 3 (RQF) Course by Edexcel, you will be assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor.

All assignments are set by CACHE. Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by CACHE, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the teaching assistant course.

Please note: There is no examination required for this course.

What's included:

You will have access to a qualified 1-2-1 tutor, via email, who will mark your work and guide you through your teaching assistant course to help you prepare for your assignments. You will be guided throughout your study via our Learner Management System (LMS). This makes learning as simple as possible. Full tutor support will be given throughout your teaching assistant level 3 course on a 1-2-1 basis to ensure your learning outcomes are met to a satisfactory standard.

Study Time

Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependent upon how much time you can dedicate to your teaching assistant studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. You should allow enough time to complete assignments/ question papers to ensure satisfactory outcomes are met.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the Teaching Assistant (Level 3) Course is: 120 hrs

Additional certification fee will apply upon completion of your qualification.

Who is this course for?

This teaching assistant course has been designed for both new and current teaching assistant to gain a recognised (RQF) qualification.


Our Teaching Assistant Level 3 (RQF) Course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about becoming a Teaching Assistant and has a keen interest in the subject, plus an intention to progress a career.

  • Learners will need sufficient numeracy and literacy
  • Students should have access to a computer and the internet throughout your study period.
  • Learners should have basic PC skills in order to navigate our Support Portal
  • You should be fully committed to your studies.
  • Must be aged 16 and over

Career path

The role of a Teaching Assistant is a very fast paced rewarding career. The satisfaction this job brings with helping children with learning difficulties on a daily basis is second to none. This is your chance to qualify as a Teaching Assistant and start making a difference to children in schools local to yourself.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.