NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Become a classroom assistant with the skill to support teachers and inspire children with learning difficulties.



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Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
80 hours
Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)
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A Classroom Assistant provides valuable support to the teacher and offers encouragement and help for children experiencing learning difficulties. The classroom assistant role is one of the most rewarding careers out there, providing job satisfaction by helping students overcome hurdles that they wouldn’t overcome alone. As a classroom assistant, each day is different and each day along with its own set of challenges will provide you with opportunities to use your skills and talents to enhance the lives of others. This is the most up-to-date version of the Supporting Teaching and Learning In Schools Level 3 Award – released January 2018.


Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)


Study Hours

  • Up to 80 hours which is around 30 minutes per day for 4 months

Study Method

  • Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, PowerPoint presentations, video/audio recordings, work-based and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Duration

  • You have up to a year to complete this course, our suggested number of study hours is up to 85 hours which is around 30 minutes per day for 4 months. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.


  • Coursework
    There are four mandatory units that must be successfully completed to achieve this qualification. Students are required to compile a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their learning against each of the assessment criteria of the course.

    This is a regulated qualification that is internally assessed and your portfolio of evidence is quality assured. Staff involved in the assessment and internal quality assurance of this qualification are able to demonstrate that they have the relevant occupational knowledge and competence, at the same level or higher as the units being evaluated.

    The completion of an ‘Evidence Record’ and ‘Record of Assessment Cycle’ form is mandatory. This will be provided and your tutor will detail exactly what is needed.

Additional Information

  • Official Qualification Title - NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Difficulty - Level 3
  • Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
  • Minimum Enrolment Age - 16 years
  • Credits - 12

Career path

Course Outcomes

In 2015, NCFE acquired CACHE. As of September 2017, our CACHE courses will now be known as NCFE CACHE, and you will receive your certificate from both awarding bodies.

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning, or into the workforce.

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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.


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