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NCFE (CACHE) Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning (Evening)

Course Level: 

Level 3

Job opportunities after this course: 

You may be able to apply for the post of Teaching Assistant or Learning Support Assistant in a school setting.

Overview of the course: 

Class work including demonstrations, discussions and practical work. Subject information is given via lectures, videos, visits, speakers, handouts and demonstrations. You will need to attend placement for a minimum of 1 day or 6 hours per week. You will also be observed by an assessor whilst attending placement to meet the competency element of the course.

Entry requirements: 

Applicants should have achieved GCSE at 4 grade in English and mathematics. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate the potential to act independently and safely. All candidates must be interviewed, and receive a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure Barring Service). Additionally, Learners must have successfully completed and achieved the Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification.
Direct entry is only considered based on the applicants experience in the sector and completion of a skills test. Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.

Topics: 

To complete the qualification learners must gain 32 credits in total. Some topics include; Curriculum, supporting pupils with particular needs, safeguarding and health and safety.

How is the course assessed?: 

All units are individually assessed and are graded pass or refer. All assessment criteria of the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass. Assessment methods include direct observation of practice, witness evidence, professional discussion and written assignments.

Further study options after this course: 

Successful completion of the course may enable learners to gain employment in the school sector.

Length of the course: 

This course runs on Tuesday evenings, 17:00 to 21:00, for 1 year.

Campus: 

Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

This course starts on the 17/09/2019 and runs until the 06/06/2020.

More important information about this course:

Fees: 

Fees for this course are;

Free if you are under the age of 19 on the 31st August 2019.

Free if you are aged 19-23 on 31st August 2019 and do not already have a full Level 3 qualification – contact us to check your qualifications.

Loan funded if you already have a full level 3 qualification or are aged 24 and over on 31st August 2019 - contact us to check your qualifications and for details of how to apply for an Adult Learner loan, which you won’t have to start repaying until you earn over £25,725 per annum.

*you must have been a legal resident of the UK/EU for the last 3 years

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (16 Oct 2019 15:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve
Other comments by students on this course are:

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How to apply: 

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