This qualification will allow you to directly apply for teaching assistant positions in any school across the UK. It is recognised and regulated by Ofqual, accepted by Ofsted and recognised across schools throughout the UK.
The NCFE LEVEL 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning (RQF) Qualification is to enable you to gain a recognised (RQF) qualification as a teaching assistant.
As a Teaching Assistant you are responsible for carrying out practical and administrative tasks, and you are required to work under the direction of the class teacher in the supervision and support of pupils’ learning. In doing this you are helping to make more time available for the Teacher to teach on a daily basis.
Teaching Assistants work under the direction and supervision of Teachers in order to help promote effective learning and teaching usually for children that may encounter learning difficulties. They carry out tasks delegated to them by the Teacher in order to work with children on both a 1-2-1 basis and also taking small groups to support learning.
The Teaching Assistant will be responsible for contributing in the following areas:
- supporting the Teacher
- supporting the pupil
- supporting the curriculum
- supporting the school
Who is it for?
Our NCFE LEVEL 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning (RQF) Qualification course is designed for people who either are, or wish to become, a Teaching Assistant.
Unit 1 – Schools and Colleges as Organisations
Unit 2 – Support Health and Safety in a Learning Environment
Unit 3 – Understand How Children and Young People Develop
Unit 4 – Understand how to Safeguard Children and Young People
Qualification reference number – 603/2495/8
Credit Value – 12
Assessments are a great way of checking your progress allowing you to apply your learning to real-world situations. Through the NCFE LEVEL 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning (RQF) Qualification, you will be assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor.
All assignments are set by NCFE. Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by NCFE, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the course.
Please note: There is no examination required for this course.
You will have access to a Tutor, via email or telephone, who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you prepare for your assignments. You will be provided with all course materials in order to complete your NCFE LEVEL 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning (RQF) Qualification in order for you to be guided through your course content. Full tutor support is offered throughout the course to ensure your learning outcomes are met to a satisfactory standard.
The guided study hours to complete your NCFE LEVEL 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning (RQF) Qualification are an approximate figure and are dependent upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. You should allow enough time to complete assignments/ question papers to ensure satisfactory outcomes are met.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the NCFE LEVEL 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning (RQF) Qualification is: 80 hours.
You will have an initial 8 months in which to complete this qualification and after that you can extend for a further 4 months if required giving you a maximum time-scale of 12 months.
Our NCFE LEVEL 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning (RQF) Qualification is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about becoming a Teaching Assistant and has a keen interest in the subject, plus an intention to progress a career.
- Learners will need sufficient numeracy and literacy
- Students should have access to a computer and the internet throughout your study period.
- Learners should have basic PC skills in order to navigate our Support Portal
- You should be fully committed to your studies.
- Must be aged 16 and over
The Certification fee for this qualification is £85.00 of which is only payable upon successful completion.