Level 3 Courses

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning 603/2496/X



This qualification provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children and young people in a school or college environment. It covers all aspects of specialist support including planning, delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher, bilingual support, specialist needs support, personal development and reflective practice.

This qualification is aimed at learners working in roles that offer specialist support for pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools, as well as colleges.

What's Included?

Course Details

What will I study on the course?

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete the 16 mandatory units below:

• T/616/5878 Schools and Colleges as Organisations
• A/616/5879 Support Health and Safety in a Learning Environment
• M/616/5880 Understand How to Safeguard Children and Young People
• T/616/5881 Develop Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
• A/616/5882 Understand How Children and Young People Develop
• F/616/5883 Support Positive Behaviour in Children and Young People
• J/616/5884 Support Children and Young People During Learning Activities
• L/616/5885 Support English and Maths Skills
• M/616/5958 Support the Use of ICT in the Learning Environment
• J/616/5965 Support Assessment for Learning
• L/616/5966 Engage in Personal and Professional Development
• D/616/5969 Support Children and Young People’s Speech, Language
• Y/616/5971 Understand How to Support Bilingual Learners
• A/616/5977 Understand How to Support Learning of Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
• F/616/5978 Support Children and Young People during Transitions
• J/616/5979 Support the Role of Play, Leisure and Extra-Curricular Activities for Children and Young People

Work Placement

You will need to be volunteering or working in a school or college for the duration of the course, supporting children with additional/specialist needs, if not then we strongly recommend that you complete the certificate course, as you will not be able to produce evidence for the diploma units. We recommended at least 200 hrs of placement.

Entry Requirements

Working or supporting children with additional or specialist needs, in either a mainstream or specialist school or college
Evidence of a DBS

How will I be assessed?

This qualification will be internally assessed, through a variety of assignments, tasks and direct observation in a school.

How will I study?

You will have regular workshops and contact with your assessor via our E portfolio platform There is no set start date – you can enrol throughout the year and complete the course at your own pace to meet your individual needs. It should take approximately twelve months to complete.


The Level 4 certificate for the advanced practitioner, a foundation degree or specialist role within the workforce. This qualification has the following UCAS Points – P – 32.

How much does the course cost?

The course costs £1675. We have a flexible payment plan available so you can pay in instalments.

How do I apply?

We welcome applications from mature students. Please click here to apply or download an application form here, once we have received your application form, we will contact you to attend an interview either in person or via Zoom

Want to know more?

Call Lisa on 077930 55880 or contact us today to get all the information you need about this programme and how to apply.


I have worked with Lisa over many years first when she was my assessor studying my Level 3. Lisa was fantastically supportive and encouraging; she built up my confidence, inspiring me to train as an assessor myself and she also mentored me during this training. I continued to work as a nursery practitioner, eventually moving onto the role of Deputy Head. While fulfilling this role, I studied my Level 4 with Lisa, bringing Lisa and Suzanne into my setting to train 5 candidates in their Level 2. I am now the Head of the nursery and value the training that I received from both Lisa and Suzanne, and would encourage all my students to study with them. The 5 candidates have developed and become competent members of the team and I am looking forward to continuing to train my future students with Lisa and Suzanne.

Georgina Lesser

I just want to thank you so much Suzanne for believing in me and helping me so much these last two years. I couldn’t have done my Level 2 without your support.
Thank you! I will be in touch about my level 3.

Olivia - Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner Level 2

I would highly recommend Premier Early Years Training. All the team are professional and very supportive. They took on two of our students who were struggling with their CACHE level 3 qualifications and have done a remarkable job supporting them through their qualifications. They are an extremely diverse and inclusive training provider

Tez from Kiddo Nurseries

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole 9 months on the course and felt it fitted really well into my time, the classes were flexible and were arranged around a mutually convenient time for all.

There is no doubt that both Lisa and Suzanne made this a lovely experience and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them in their roles in Early Years Training. I wish them lots of luck in their new venture, and who knows if I decide to do Level 3, I’ll definitely see if they’ll have me!


"I want to thank you both for giving me the opportunity to get a level 3 in children's education. Thank you for believing in me and supporting me. English is the third language for me, but I tried very hard to fulfil all the tasks. During these three years, I have acquired not only knowledge and skills in the field of children's education, but also improved my vocabulary and grammar and my computer skills.
I understand a lot and learned a lot during these three years and I will definitely put into practice all my knowledge and skills.
Thank you so much again for everything"

Tatyana - Early Years Educator Level 3

"Thank you Premier! You have been amazing with the support and encouragement you have provided for me from the online tutorials to the layout of the course materials.
It has been a learning experience for me and I have already been in discussion with my new employer regarding how I would like to proceed with my qualification in my new role.
You never realise how much you do on a daily basis through everyday practice and when you come to put it to paper we work hard as SENCo's, but what a rewarding experience when you know you have helped so many children in their journey"

Sarah - SENCO Level 3 Award

Suzanne was my tutor when I was studying at a local sixth form college for my Level 1 health & social care award. We all enjoyed Suzanne’s classes because she made learning fun again.
Suzanne was a great tutor because she explained things properly. She made us feel important. She supported us with everything and encouraged us to push further. Suzanne listened to us in depth and really took in what I needed help with. Our class felt like a family.
I wish Suzanne all the very best for her new training business.


I have worked as a course coordinator in Childcare and a tutor of Childcare with Lisa as our IQA for over 3 years. In that time I have found Lisa Tray to be an excellent IQA. She is knowledgeable, attentive , flexible and approachable. If I contact her with a question she gets straight back to me and is patient. She is non-judgemental and always offers suggestions and identifies any required actions. She is well organised and has supported us well during and through to the end of each qualification we have delivered.
She will always go that extra mile.
I am glad the Lisa is going to continue working with us.



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