Course Overview

Ncfe CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Ncfe CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Improve your skills and boost your career prospects with this comprehensive qualification designed for those looking to work effectively with children and young people in educational settings.

This specialized program offers a strong focus on specialist support, covering key areas such as planning, assessment strategies, bilingual and special needs support, and personal development. With a particular emphasis on supporting teaching and learning, this qualification ensures you gain the necessary expertise to thrive in your role as a Teaching Assistant.

From early years development to a thorough understanding of educational settings, this course equips you with the knowledge and practical skills needed for success while also serving as a stepping stone for further learning opportunities within the education sector.

Join us in this enriching journey towards enhancing your expertise and advancing your career in the field of education.

Download the Qualification Specification

18 spots left
Date And Time
02/09/2024 @ 09:00 to
25/07/2025 @ 15:00

Registration End Date


Qualification Overview

To achieve this qualification, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes of the units as detailed in the Qualification Specification.
As learners need to show competence in both skills and knowledge, they will need to be working or be on a practical placement during the duration of the taught programme of study in a learning environment (school or college).
At Diploma level, CACHE recommends that the learner undertakes at least 200 hours of placement in a real work environment, to be completed throughout the duration of the qualification before certification.
The hours above are recommendations, not mandatory minimum placement hours. They are therefore not a part of the TQT calculation.

Funding criteria


Progression opportunities

This qualification aims to provide learners with a number of progression options, including higher level studies at university or FE colleges.
Learners can progress onto the Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges, a foundation degree or specialist roles within the workforce.

Qualification Reference Number (QRN)


Total qualification time (TQT):


Guided learning hours (GLH)




Mode of Delivery
Entry requirements:

Learners should be aged 16 or above.
Level 2/3 literacy and numeracy.
Learners eligible for funding should refer to the entry requirements at the end of this page.

Mandatory Units

To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully achieve 16 mandatory units.
Please refer to the list of units on the Qualification Specification for further information.


Internally assessed and externally quality assured portfolio of evidence.
All units will be assessed in line with CACHE assessment principles.

Real Work Environment (RWE)