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  • Supporting Learning in Schools L3

    Do you enjoy working with children? Have you got a passion for education and seeing children achieve. Then supporting teaching and learning in schools may be a great role for you.

    • Course Description

      Cache Level 3 Award Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

      Course code: RETR09

      Delivery method: Paper based pack

      Course duration: 12 Months

      Entry requirements: No prior qualification required

      Award achieved: Cache Level 3 Award Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

      Awarding body: Cache

      Do you enjoy working with children? Have you got a passion for education and seeing children achieve. Then supporting teaching and learning in schools as a teaching assistant may be a great role for you.

      This course is ideal for those not yet working in a school role, and will prepare you for working in unsupervised roles that support pupils learning.

    • Level 3 award supporting teaching & learning in schools course overview

      Upon successful completion of the course you will have achieved a CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools. You will need to pass all four units to achieve 12 mandatory credits.

      A registration fee of £52 is due within four weeks of enrolment if you want to receive a CACHE certificate.

      Skills gained

      • An understanding of how children learn
      • Working through the curriculum and how observation works
      • Using feedback and how to assist in the teaching of children
      • How childhood development works and how to support this

      Course outline

      This course is divided into 6 units:

      Unit 1: Learning

      Unit 2: Observation

      Unit 3: Confidentiality and data protection

      Unit 4: Feedback

      Unit 5: The learning environment

      Unit 6: Communication

      Course content

      Unit 1: Learning

      Module 1: Materials, resources and equipment

      Module 2: Communicating with senior managers

      Module 3: Social and emotional development

      Module 4: The five aspects of social and emotional learning

      Module 5: The stages of emotional development

      Unit 2: Observation

      Module 1: The curriculum

      Module 2: Circle time

      Module 3: Observation and recording

      Module 4: The purpose of observation

      Module 5: Planning observation

      Module 6: Methods of observation

      Unit 3: Confidentiality and data protection

      Module 1: Providing feedback

      Module 2: Confidentiality

      Module 3: Freedom of Information Act

      Module 4: The Data Protection Act

      Module 5: The influence of other people

      Module 6: Characteristics of effective learning

      Unit 4: Feedback

      Module 1: The importance of feedback to pupils

      Module 2: The role of a teaching assistant in feedback

      Module 3: Contributing to records

      Module 4: Helping pupils following instructions

      Module 5: Motivating pupils

      Module 6: Types of schools

      Unit 5: The learning environment

      Module 1: Teachers

      Module 2: The governing body and academies

      Module 3: Staff policy and procedures

      Module 4: Goals of a quality learning environment

      Module 5: Appropriate use of equipment

      Unit 6: Communication

      Module 1: The school policy for listening and speaking

      Module 2: Developing effective listening skills

      Module 3: Developing general speaking skills

      Module 4: Non-standard English

      Module 5: Accidents and ailments

      Module 6: Procedures and policy

      Module 7: Reporting accidents


      This course has no exams, instead there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them.

      These are for your own information and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study

      We will send a study pack to you by courier, including your course materials and a study guide to help you through the student process.

      However, tutor marked assessments are only accepted online, rather than by post.

      Tutor support

      Our Cache courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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      Paper Based

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      What do I do next?

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      Everyone at Absorb wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging and ultimately what a difference that qualification will make to your career path and life.

      Good luck!