Course Details

  • Designed specifically for adults who would like to develop their skills in working with children in a school environment, this CACHE Level 3 Diploma will help you enhance your teaching and learning abilities to provide support for teaching staff in the classroom. It’s particularly useful if you’re advancing from a Level 2 qualification, or already have significant experience in the classroom.

    Using a variety of teaching and learning methods, you’ll develop experience and expertise in classroom practice over the duration of the course with a voluntary or employed position at a school. You’ll learn how to supervise the whole class effectively, with a focus on behaviour management strategies and the planning and delivery of learning activities.

    You’ll also cover all the essential areas in a school environment, like safeguarding, child development and equality, diversity and inclusion. As you build your knowledge of literacy and numeracy development and different learning support activities, you’ll find yourself with the skills you need to enjoy a successful career in this industry.


  • You’ll need to have a Level 2 qualification in both English and Maths to enrol on this course, along with a Supporting Teaching and Learning (STL) Level 2 certificate.

    You should also be currently employed or have significant voluntary experience working in a school classroom, with excellent levels of attendance and punctuality.

  • Assessment for this course will be made up of a variety of methods, including individual unit assignments, observations in your school placement by your tutor, witness testimonies from a school mentor, reflective accounts and submitted activity plans.

  • After completing this course, you’ll have the skills and experience needed to gain employment as a Level 3 TA in whichever school environment that best suits your passions, including special educational needs (SEN) schools.


    You’ll be able to focus on supporting vulnerable pupils, those with behavioural issues, or those who need specialist help in a specific subject area like Art, Sport, English or Food Technology. You might also want to expand your career opportunities in education and continue onto achieving HLTA status or enrolling on a Foundation Degree in Childhood and Youth Studies with us at The Manchester College.


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  • Depending on your circumstances, you might need to pay tuition fees for this course.

    There’s lots of help available to make sure you can afford college, including many different funding options, tuition fee loans, bursaries and special grants. We’ve put all the information together to make it easier to understand and find what support you can get on our dedicated finance page.


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  • If you’re struggling to decide whether this course is for you, just ask us!

    Our course enquiry team are more than happy to any questions you might have, big or small! They can help you understand the course, the application and enrolment process, finance queries, and all the career opportunities surrounding this subject!

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