Teaching Assistant CACHE Level 3

Oakwood Home Learning


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12 Months
Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
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This teaching assistant qualification is the ideal route to employment in a supporting role in schools as a classroom assistant. To begin working as a teaching assistant or progress to level 3 roles, a CACHE teaching assistant course is perfect as you will achieve a fully recognised qualification that schools like their staff to hold. When you pass, the course results in a Level 3 certification from one of the most renown awarding bodies in the care and education sector- CACHE.

This course is fully recognised by Ofqual and Ofsted and the perfect qualification for anyone looking to start working in a school environment.

The CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools was created specifically to teach the skills need to begin working in schools and develops understanding of the legislation, relationships and developmental techniques that are required for this role.

The course covers the skills needed to fulfil many different roles of a teaching assistant within the classroom and covers tasks directly related to working with children and young people. With CACHE certification included, this Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning is a great first step to anyone wanting to start a career in a school environment.

This course covers communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults as the first unit. This is a great first step into the course and really introduces you to what your course will entail.


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

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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


This qualification comes with CACHE certification included at no additional cost. CACHE are the UK’s leading awarding body in the care and education sectors and are work-renowned for the work which they do. Their courses are seen as an industry standard and many employers specifically request CACHE certification when recruiting new people into a role.

Oakwood Home Learning are a CACHE international centre and we work closely with subject specialists at the awarding body to create the best possible content for all of our qualifications. Since 1945, CACHE have been working within the education and care sectors and have amassed a high amount of expertise and recognition for their work both at home and overseas.

Who is this course for?

Anyone looking to become a teaching assistant and work in a school.


No experience required

Career path

Teaching Assistant, classroom assistants, teaching in schools, teachers

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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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