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Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schoo

Course Title:

Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schoo

Course Number:

LXKR M10459


Rycote Centre

Learning Area:

Education training


Level 3


Julia Gaskell

Start Date:

18 September 2017

End Date:

26 November 2018

Session Time(s):

Monday between 18:00 and 21:00

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 8 and 15 learners.


NOTE: This course has already finished.

Course Information

What will I be learning?

The CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STALIS) prepares learners to work with children (7+ years of age) in a specialist role in a school setting. This qualification covers the generic knowledge and skills required to work in a teaching assistant or similar role in school settings.

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.

 On this course you will learn how to:

  • Support children’s individual and personal needs
  • Support a child/group of children to develop literacy, numeracy and ICT skills
  • Plan, deliver and review whole class learning activities under the direction of a teacher
  • Observe, record and monitor a child’s progress
  • Promote positive behaviour and challenge inappropriate behaviour
  • Use assessment strategies to evaluate progress and support children/young people to review their own learning
  • Follow the settings policies and procedures in relation to health and safety, equality, inclusion diversity, and safeguarding the welfare of the children and young people in the setting.
  • Support disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs

 Learners will need to be working in a school as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situation.

 Does the course lead to a qualification? 

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

 Who is the course for?

This course is for learners who are already working in a School setting with children 7+ years of age and who are looking to further develop their skills and knowledge to work as a level 3 teaching assistant or similar. This qualification is not usually suitable for learners not yet employed in a school.

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.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring a pen and folder and copies of your qualifications and DBS Check.

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

Learners are required to keep a reflecive learning journal.

You will recieve regular individual feedback from the tutor.

Are there any Additonal Costs?

NO. Certificate fee £126.60 (subject to confirmation) is included in the Course Fee

You will receive regular individual feedback from your tutor.

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 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 Derby (01332) 717900 or

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Undergraduate degree with teacher training

Employment Opportunities

Disability and SENCo support

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!


Volunteering opportunities

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 Pat Ward on 01332 642308 or email  You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.


Venue Information

Rycote Centre


Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF


Limited Car Parking

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to all floors/building
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System


Limited Facilities
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - Ryecafe


Crèche Unavailable


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 717930 or 717924

Bus Routes:

Allestree Bus, Trent Barton, and No. 6, Notts and Derby University bus during University term time.

Enrolment Information

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If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Rycote Centre

Opening Times:

We are open * Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm * Tuesday - Thursday 6pm to 9pm (Term time only) * Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm (Term time only)


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