Teaching Assistant: CACHE Level 3

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£340 inc VAT
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You can pay for this teaching assistant course over 5 or 10 monthly instalments.

Study method
Online, self-paced
80 Hours
Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
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Teaching Assistants work in schools to support learning of a variety of topics and this course is the perfect introduction. A Teaching Assistant course at Level 3 is the ideal route into employment working in a support role in school and results in Level 3 certification from one of the most recognised awarding bodies for the care and education sector- Cache. The Cache Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools has been specifically designed to teach the skills need to begin working in schools and develops understanding of the legislation, relationships and developmental techniques that are require for this role.


Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
Regulated by Ofqual

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About this Course

To gain the full CACHE Level 3 Teaching assistant course you will need to pass all the assignments. Upon completion of the course you will be able to work as a Teaching Assistant in primary or secondary schools and this qualification is the perfect foundation for a classroom assistant.

There are no formal examinations on this course and the certification fee is included in the course fees. Full tutor support is also provided and your online tutor will guide you through lessons and online materials as well as answer any queries you may have on course content. Written by our expert tutors, the course gives an in-depth yet exciting look into childcare and what it means to be a Level 3 practitioner.

Study Time

80 hours

Enrolment length

12 months

Course Format


Entry Requirements

None Specific


Upon completion of this qualification, students are awarded a CACHE Level 3 certificate and an OLC Diploma. All certification fees are included in your course fees.


All of our students are given access to our online campus through their own personal login and password. Once logged in you can access your course materials, lessons, resources and assignments in your own time. Assignments are uploaded through your account and the process is easy intuitive. Our online campus includes:

  • 24/7/365 access to all of your course materials- all lessons, assignments and resources are available from the moment you enrol
  • Instant access to your course after you enrol- start studying immediately!
  • Integrated chat and massaging systems so that you can contact your tutor
  • Online assignment uploads to save time in returning marks and feedback.
  • Links to further resources and information available on courses
  • Self-led learning on all courses- study in your own time and work through your assignments at your own pace
  • Safe e-portfolio of your work is kept under lock and key on our secure servers
  • Progress bar to show the work you have completed and how many tasks you still have to complete on your course
  • Detailed help centre with step-by-step instructions on getting the most from your course and how to upload assignments and contact your tutor


This is a knowledge only qualification. Experience in the real work environment is not required and the entire course is completed online. Please note that this is a knowledge only Level 3 qualification and does not require any practical assessments.


To pass this course learners must pass several assignments. These are completed after navigating through the corresponding lessons and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.

Course Content

Included in this course are the following units:

Unit 1: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

  • Principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Communication with children, young people and adults
  • Legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection

Unit 2: Schools as organisations

  • The structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education
  • How schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities
  • School ethos, mission, aims and values
  • Legislation affecting schools
  • School policies and procedures
  • The wider context in which schools operate

Unit 3: Understanding child and young person development

  • Development of children and young people from birth – 19 years
  • Factors that influence children and young people’s development and how these affect practice
  • Monitoring children and young people’s development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern
  • Importance of early intervention to support the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people
  • Potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development

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

  • Legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
  • Working in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people
  • Ensuring children and young people’s safety and protection in the work setting
  • Responding to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
  • Responding to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been bullied
  • Working with children and young people to support their safety and wellbeing
  • E-safety for children and young people


The most important tool that all of our students have at their disposal is their tutor. When studying for a course with us you are assigned a personal tutor with indepth knowledge and experience in your chosen subject.

You are strongly advised to make use of your tutors expertise and ask questions about the course content. Your assignments are marked by your personal tutor and detailed feedback is given. As well as this your tutor will provide you with pointers and advice on where you can improve- this helps you to get the most from your courses and constantly improve your skills.

Enrolment Length

All of our courses are allocated plenty of time for students to complete their studies and all materials are self-led so that you can complete the course at your own pace. Should you require additional time on one of our courses you can extend your enrolment by 30 days for an additional fee of £60.

As well as this we operate a 14 day money back guarantee on every one of our qualifications- that’s how confident we are of how you will love studying with us!

Who is this course for?

Anyone looking to become a Teaching Assistant and work in a school setting.


No previous requirements needed.

Career path

Teaching assistants, classroom assistants and teachers.

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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 ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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