CACHE Pathway 3 – Level 1 Teaching Assistant – Preparing to Work in Schools or College (Online)

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Adult & Community

The Pathway enables you to develop an understanding of the knowledge, skills and experience required to work as a teaching assistant in a primary or secondary school.

The courses you will study are:

  • City and Guilds Entry level Employability - Preparing to Volunteer
  • NCFE/CACHE Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools
  • NCFE CACHE LEVEL 1 Award in Understanding Safeguarding in Education and Childcare Settings

Course Information

The Pathway develops your understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a teaching assistant in a school. You will learn about supporting learning in the classroom as well as developing your understanding of behaviour management, how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people and health and safety policies and procedures. The Pathway is available to be studied online or face to face at a variety of venues. You will gain valuable qualifications which will enhance your CV and future career opportunities. Full training will be given to enable you to access the learning experiences provided online.


Who is this course for?

Anyone who is considering a career working with children and young people in an educational setting.

Units / Modules

You will study a range of different topics including:

  • Supporting learning activities
  • Safeguarding and prevent
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Promoting positive behaviour
  • Equality and diversity

Benefits / Skills

  • Online or face to face
  • Accredited qualifications to enhance your CV
  • A foundation for progression onto further vocational study
  • Support from experienced tutors with industry experience
  • Develop wider skills in using technology through online learning activities
  • Gain confidence in your English and maths skills

Assessment Types

Continuous assessment which includes written tasks and activities, case studies and project work.

Entry Requirements

Aged 19+

Career Progression

Progression may include Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2. All students progressing onto vocational qualifications will need an enhanced DBS. Voluntary work experience in a school needed for level 2 teaching assistants.

Course Details


18 weeks

Study Type

Part time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

Labour Market

Online learning or Face to face delivery


Understand the roles and responsibilities of the teaching assistant in a school

Extra Curriculum

No experience required

Adult & Community
Leeds City College
Leeds City College