The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and
Learning in Schools is a competence-based qualification.
A competence-based qualification is based on National
Occupational Standards and is a job-ready qualification
which requires learners to demonstrate the skills and
knowledge required to work in a specific industry. A
competence-based qualification must be assessed in the
workplace in accordance with the relevant assessment
requirements.This qualification is for those members of
the school workforce who directly support the teaching
and learning of pupils.
There aren't any specific recommended prior learning
requirements for this qualification. However, learners
might find it useful if they've already completed
qualifications in a relevant area at Level 2. This
qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and
Progression and Development Opportunities
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
- NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Cover Supervision of
Pupils in Schools
- NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for
Teaching and Learning in Schools
This qualification also allows progression into the workforce.
One of the benefits of the QCF is that learners can
transfer credit from one qualification to another.
Learners who've already achieved one or more of the
units included in this qualification elsewhere can
transfer the credit already achieved. Simply let us know
which units are being achieved by credit transfer on the
Certificate Claim Form.
How are they Assessed?
They will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a
range of methods. This could include tasks such as
designing charts or leaﬂets, coursework or methods such
as oral questioning.
Do you need to be working to take the Qualification?
No, as these are knowledge only qualiﬁcation.
How long do they take to complete?
You can usually complete this in a year or less.
Which type of Job Roles can Learners Apply for on Completion?
This qualification do not qualify you to work but do
provide a starting point for deciding whether a career
in the sector is right for you.
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