Level 3 NCFE CACHE Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning
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Who is it for?
The course is for those wanting to pursue a career working with children in a classroom environment. The course will guide you through a series of units which will add and extend your thinking and understanding of a child, the working classroom and beyond. On completion of the course, you may consider progressing to a Foundation Degree in Education which could then be developed to a full degree in Education and PGCE (Teaching qualification) if this a desired direction.
Progression from a level 2 Supporting and Teaching is desirable but not essential. Experience of working with children in some capacity and possessing GCSEs in English and Maths at Grade C/4 is an advantage.
You must have a basic knowledge of how the classroom works for children and young people. You need to be enthusiastic and have a desire to support children through the most important stages of their lives.
You will be required to source a placement for a minimum of 1 day week and acquire a DBS certificate.
What does the course involve?
The course enables learners to demonstrate practical competence as well as knowledge in relation to the working environment of the classroom. It allows the learner to practise competence and develop skills. Learners will need to be observed by a college assessor against the assessment criteria as well as writing reflective accounts and gathering witness statements from relevant professionals within the school (these must hold qualifications at least one level above the level the student is studying).
The course prepares learners for work and gives them a licence to practice within primary and secondary schools as well as further education establishments in a supporting teaching and learning role; covering such topics as:
- Child development
- Equality and Diversity
- Communication and professional relationships
- Professional Development
- Health and Safety
- Positive/Negative Behaviour management
- School transitions
How is the course assessed?
Work will be assignment, group task and presentation assessed across all of the units.
How much does it cost?
Course cost is £2,225 plus exam fees. This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan which is easy to apply for, low-interest and only needs repaying once you complete your course and start earning more than £28,000. Household income is not taken into account and the loan does not involve a credit check.
A USB pen will be useful, as it will enable you to take electronic copies of your work home.
Please bring a notebook to make notes and invest in a folder to keep all your printouts and assessments.
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