NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools

OFQUAL Government Regulated Course – Qualification No. 501/0476/7

With the skills learnt from this course you will be able to make a difference to a child’s learning through identifying and planning the special educational needs of the individual. You will be able to see their improvement and how your help is appreciated.


This Level 3 S.E.N course is designed for people who either are, or wish to become a Specialist Teaching Assistant.


S.E.N Teaching Assistants carry out a wide range of practical and administrative tasks under the direction of the class teacher and in the supervision and support of pupils’ learning. In doing so they are helping to make more time available for the teacher to teach.

There is a huge demand for S.E.N Teaching Assistants around the country but also many thousands of applicants for these positions. Most Local Education Authorities (L.E.As) will ask new Teaching Assistants to undergo some form of induction training. This helps to ensure they are familiar with the school and are clear about how to support teachers in the vital areas of numeracy, literacy and behaviour. Having this qualification will help you stand out from other applicants. As a Teaching Assistant you will be expected to support the teachers with their daily tasks in the classroom so that they can concentrate on teaching the children.

Your job title could also be a Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant. Your specific duties would vary depending on the school and the age of the children, but would typically include:

  • Preparing the classroom for lessons
  • Listening to the children read, reading to them or telling them stories
  • Assisting children who need extra support to complete tasks
  • Helping the teacher to plan learning activities and complete records
  • Supervising group activities and displaying work
  • Looking after children who are upset or after an accident
  • Playing educational games with the children
  • Encouraging younger children to learn through play
  • Helping with outings and sporting events
  • Carrying out routine administrative tasks

You would also support children with particular individual needs, working one-to-one or in small groups. With experience you may lead some classes.

In some schools you could have a special skill, such as literacy, numeracy, special educational needs or music. Bi-lingual Teaching Assistants are often employed in schools where many of the children’s first language is not English.

Our Level 3 S.E.N course is the official government Level 3 course and Brighter Learning is very proud of the fact that schools around the UK have funded their Teaching Assistant on our courses.

Teaching Assistants work under the direction and supervision of teachers in order to help promote effective learning and teaching. They carry out tasks delegated to them by teachers and refer back to teachers on issues requiring professional expertise. The Teaching Assistant is able to contribute in four main areas:

  • Supporting the teacher
  • Supporting the pupil
  • Supporting the school
  • Supporting the curriculum

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course, you will be taught the full level 3 syllabus once you are enrolled. You may enrol at anytime of the year.

What can I expect to earn?

  • London fringe: £16,856–£26,052
  • Outer London: £18,789–£27,992
  • Inner London: £19,893–£29,088
  • Rest of England and Wales: £15,817–£25,016

The figures above are for ‘unqualified teachers’, including T.As, but to get an exact figure you need to contact your local council directly.

You do not need to be in a work placement within a school to complete this course.

This is a fully supported S.E.N Teaching Assistant: Supporting Teaching + Learning in Schools Level 3 home study course. All the printed course materials have been expertly written in a clear and concise manner to ensure you understand each module and the college staff will be available to help and advise as needed.

If you are serious about becoming a Teaching Assistant we hope that you will agree that this Level 3 course with all the tutor, student, and career support will be the very best way of entering into this rewarding profession.


One of a Kind Home Study

Our Special Educational Needs course is the only S.E.N qualification that’s officially recognised by all schools. It’s regulated by the government examinations department OFQUAL so perfect if you would like to work and support pupils with Special Needs. You need to be volunteering or working in a school for this qualification as there are work-placement observations as part of the course.

You can verify this course directly on the official government website here:-

Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools

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Key Information For This Course


Course: NCFE CACHE Teaching Assistant Level 3 SEN Diploma

Course Format: Paper Based Study Materials – 44 credits

Study Time: 232 Hours of Home Study

Delivery Time: Next Working Day

Payment Plan: Spread the Cost Over 6 x Interest Free Payments

Initial Payment: £99.17

Followed By: 5 x monthly payments of £99.17

This course is regulated by OFQUAL, NCFE CACHE

You do not need any GCSE or A-Levels for this course

What is included?

Fully supported & simple to follow

This 14-unit home study course is simple to follow with expert help available whenever you need it – either on-line or over the telephone. This course consists of 4 theoretical units completed by essay style answers and 10 practical units completed under observation by the teacher in the classroom. Our user-friendly approach allows for rapid course progression enabling you to complete your study as quickly as possible. We have a wealth of experience in training Teaching Assistants via home learning and all our courses meet the highest industry standards.

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This NCFE CACHE accredited course consists of a mix of theoretical and practical work assignments that give you the know-how to succeed. It helps develop the knowledge and understanding needed to support child learning and well-being. We’re proud to offer you this latest Level 3 Teaching Assistant Certificate course, it offers an outstanding student-focused learning experience and provides you with the very best possible lessons for becoming a Teaching Assistant.

This course is fully recognised & accepted by OFSTED.

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