Supporting Teaching and Learning

Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications are suitable for current staff who wish to gain a qualification to allow them to support learners in the classroom or 16 + learners who may wish to explore this sector.

Job roles which a learner with a Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification could explore include:

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Special Educational Needs Assistant
  • Cover Supervisor
  • Midday Supervisor
  • Technical Support Staff
  • Administration

Supporting Teaching and Learning Apprenticeships

Our Level 2 and 3 qualifications are named in the Supporting Teaching and Learning Apprenticeship Frameworks meaning that learners have the option to learn on the job as well as in the classroom.

Government reforms to the apprenticeship system have led to the development of the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard. When this standard is ready for delivery our Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning maps directly to The knowledge, skills and behaviour requirements of the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard. While only the Diploma fully maps to the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard, the Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications at the Award and Certificate sizes also provide quality and rigour to the learning of an apprentice planning on working in a more senior support role, or who will be working without supervision in education settings.

We have created a mapping document to demonstrate how the qualifications map to the Apprenticeship Standard.

Please see here for an overview of our Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications or follow the links to each of the qualifications below:

For more information please visit the Supporting Teaching and Learning section of the CACHE website or call our friendly Customer Support Team on 0345 347 2123.


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