Level 3

NCFE/CACHE Supporting Teaching and Learning


1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sep 2023


Adult 19+

This 1 year course is a great option if you're looking for a career as a Teaching Assistant or in a support role in a school.

If you join us in February you can fast track your studies in just 18 weeks.

You'll build on your knowledge of working directly with children and young people in school or college environments.

You'll be encouraged to take more leadership responsibility in school or college settings.

You'll have a personal assessor assigned to you to ensure your competency.

You will spend 4 hours per week and a minimum of 12 hours in the work placement, as a volunteer.

You'll need to have successfully completed Level 2 Supporting Teaching & Learning.

You'll also need Level 2 English & Maths, or to be working towards English & Maths GCSEs.

If you’re 19+, you will need to have secured a work placement with children in Year 1 or above, before enrolling on this course. Please bring a confirmation letter from your placement with you when you enrol.

All of our teaching staff have vast industry experience within early years and schools environments.

As part of the course, you'll spend 420 hours in your secured work placement.

This kind of work experience will be a huge advantage when you look for jobs or courses for further study.

On successful completion of this course you can progress into employment.

Where it can lead to
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.