NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in STAL
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in STAL
Julia Gaskell, Liz Runcorn
02 November 2020
16 August 2021
Monday between 17:30 and 20:30
Between 10 and 18 learners.
What will I be learning?
The Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning provides learners with an understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children and young people in a school or college environment.
The course is made up of classroom taught knowledge and assessments of competence in childcare settings. You will be set weekly tasks to complete throughout the course to build up a portfolio of knowledge evidence. In addition you will be assigned an assessor who will visit you in your placement to carry out observations of skills in the workplace.
The units you will cover on this course are:
- Schools and colleges as organisations
- Support health and safety in a learning environment
- Understand how to safeguard children and young people
- Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
- Understand how children and young people develop
- Support positive behaviour in children and young people
- Support children and young people during learning activities
- Support English and Maths skills
- Support the use of ICT in the learning environment
- Support assessment for learning
- Engage in personal and professional development
Learners enrolling on the certificate course will need to organise a paid or voluntary work placement (ideally over two age groups). The awarding body requirement for this qualification is 100 hours placement time, however, we recommend that learners aim to complete around 250 hours over the duration of the course as this will give you more experience and knowledge and will allow assessors to assess your competence in practice more thoroughly.
Does the course lead to a qualification?
- Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone who works or wants to work in a school or college setting with children 7+ years of age.
Learners must already have a GCSE English qualification (or equivalent) or be assessed as able to work at this level. Learners who do not already have this qualification will be assessed for English prior to enrolment on the course.
Anyone wishing to enrol on this course will need to attend an initial assessment session prior to the course starting to ensure that this is an appropriate course for them and that they understand the course requirements.
Learners will use an e-portfolio. Full instruction on how to use this will be given by the tutor but learners will need to have basic computer skills.
All learners will need to have a DBS check before they can start their voluntary placement.
What do I need to bring?
You will need to bring a pen and folder and copies of your qualifications and DBS Check.
Are there any additional costs?
Certification fee £110 (Subject to confirmation from CACHE)
How will I know how I am progressing during the course?
Learners will keep a reflective diary recording their progress.
You will receive regular individual feedback from your tutor.
Can I have help in the class?
If you need support to learn, for example, a communicator, large print, personal care, specific equipment, or extra time, let us know. We will work with you to identify what you need and how we can best support you.
Learner Support Fund
If you are struggling to pay your exam or course fees or have a disability and need help to pay for transport to the course, we may be able to help you. Ask the centre staff or your tutor for more information and an application form. We have a small fund available to help learners who are experiencing genuine hardship. You are advised to apply as soon as you can.
How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?
DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to www.derbylearn.net and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!
Progression within DALS and with local providers
We have lots of courses planned to ensure you have a variety of progression routes. If you are interested in another course, please ask for more information or telephone our helpline on 01332 956565 or DALSenquiries@derby.gov.uk
On completion of this course, you could progress to:
- Level 3 Diploma in STAL
Health and Wellbeing
The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is: meet enjoy learn achieve .
This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!
We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations. These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others. If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact enquiries on 01332 956565 or email DALSenquiries@derby.gov.uk You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.
Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF
Limited Car Parking
Disabled Access to
Disabled Parking available
Staff and learners will need to bring in their own supplies. The Rye cafe will do pre-booked take out only.
From the city centre head towards Kedleston Road along King Street and Garden Street. At the 'Five Lamps' traffic lights on Garden Street you will see a sign for the Rycote Centre, turn left down Parker Street then turn right and the Centre is on the right hand side, parking is on the street and the main entrance is through the Social Service's car park. The Centre can also be accessed from Kedleston Road - opposite the Polish Club - but there is no parking at this entrance other than on Kedleston Road 01332 956370 or 01332 956565
Allestree Bus, Trent Barton, and No. 6, Notts and Derby University bus during University term time.
If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:
Mon - Fri 9 - 5 pm with late evening sessions on Mondays until 8.30 pm. All visitors to call ahead and pre-book a time slot
Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF Find Us
Send your enrolment enquiry to DALSenquiries@derby.gov.uk.
For more information about this course, please contact us on 01332 956565.
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