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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools — CACHE Level 3 Certificate 19+


Course ID: 173374

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • CACHE Level 3 Certificate.
  • 3 days per week.
  • Take part in work experience to boost your employablilty and experience in the education field.
  • Build your own portfolio to showcase your achievements.
  • 1 year course.
  • Can lead to higher level teaching assistant roles, or directly into employment as a Teaching Assistant.
  • Advanced learning loan eligible.
  • Gain outstanding support from our teaching staff.
  • Study in a safe and inclusive learning environment.

What to expect from the course

This qualification will provide you with an understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children or young people in Primary and Secondary schools. The course includes learning about children and young people’s development, safeguarding their welfare and communication.

The Level 3 Certificate is suitable for those working in unsupervised roles that support pupils’ learning. You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence or written assignments.

Your studies will be College based for 1 day per week and work placement will be two days per week.
This course is Advanced Learning Loan eligible which can fully cover the course fee.


Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) CACHE Level 3 Certificate.

Why study with us?

You will be taught by teachers who are skilled and experienced within the field of Supporting Teaching and Learning and also be assigned an assessor who will support your development within the work experience element of the qualification.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

This qualification can lead you into a higher level Teaching Assistant or directly into employment as a Teaching Assistant.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

You should have a least a grade C / 4 in English or Functional Skills Level 2, however dispensation may also be given to those who have experience in the field and have achieved a Level 2 Teaching Assistants certificate.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

19 years old or over at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 1417.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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