Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools CACHE Level 3 Diploma
This CACHE qualiﬁcation will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills required when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools. It covers all aspects of Specialist Support including planning, delivering, and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher, bilingual and special needs support and personal development and reﬂective practice.
You will need substantial relevant experience in employment as a teaching assistant or have completed our NVQ /QCF Level 2 course. It is not necessary to complete Level 2 before Level 3, as the level you would start on depends on your job role. You must be in paid employment as a teaching assistant holding a specialist role in a school for a minimum of ten hours a week. This can be in a lower, middle, upper, or special school and your role can involve general support or specific responsibilities for a pupil, subject area or age group. You will also need to display appropriate literacy and ICT skills.
This course will cover behaviour management, safety, child protection, supporting activities and working well in a team.
The units you will study are as follows:
- Understanding child and young person development
- Understanding how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people
- Schools as organisations
- Communication and relationships
- Assessment for learning
- Support learning activities
- Health and safety
- Develop own and team practices
- Equality and diversity
There will also be a range of optional units based around your specialist role within your setting.
Assessment methods will be co-ordinated to suit your individual needs. Methods range from written assignments, professional discussions and case studies, as well as oral questioning.
Further study and career options
On successful completion you may be able to progress on to one of our Foundation Degrees in Child & Family Studies, Early Years, Educational Practice or Disability Studies. Alternatively, you can improve your literacy and numeracy skills by progressing on to further courses for teaching assistants.
This course can be delivered using our E-learning resource where students can have access to their assessor, access to resources, tutorials and reading materials. They will then have work place assessments from their assessor throughout the course.
If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. Find out more about your payment options and how your loan could be written off at www.bedford.ac.uk/loans