CACHE level 3 award supporting teaching and learning in schools (QFC)

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hey all, i've just started on this course. wondering if anyone else has just started too? or if anyone has any advice? 
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Alex

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jenny purcell

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I have just signed up for this course too :)
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Alex

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oh yay! i was looking through and most of the posts are about people either finishing this course or from years ago. had me worried lol
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jenny purcell

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Have you already received ur course things :)
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Alex

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yeah, im doing the online one. i thought it would be easier. what about you? 
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jenny purcell

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I'm doing the paper one not received confirmation yet only order number so I hope to get something in the next few days. Not sure now if I should have done it online :)
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Alex

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i've printed out pretty much everything you'd get in the post i think so i could read it properly. i just assumed it would be quicker online. 
i've been reading a lot online about this course though and im so confused whether or not this would help me get into teaching assistant jobs in future when im finished. some people have said that the award one isnt enough or something. i hope thats not the case... still confused though! 
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I heard you had to print out paperwork for the olacementvto fill out I.e what u do when ur there is this true and if so where is it
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kate

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Sorry paperwork for the placement
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chloe minshall

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Yeah i read the award isnt a recognised qualification for a role as a teaching assistant im doin the level 3 certificate. Does the award course have a qualification number?
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chloe minshall

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I think the paperwork for you and your mentor to fill out during ur placement is found in the unit questions under assessor guidance aswell x
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kate

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Oh thank you, would I need to do another course after to get a ta position do u know? X
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jenny purcell

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As far as what I read it would get you a job in the school sector and definitely teacher assistant. How are u finding it
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Alex

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i think its okay so far. i do feel like im repeating myself sometimes and im not sure if that matters. is this your first time doing a course with stronebridge? 
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kate

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Yeah me too
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jenny purcell

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Yeah I've heard that's what you do. It's my first course with Stonebridge is it yours ?
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Alex

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yeah this is my first course with them too :)
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jenny purcell

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Hope it's going to be ok to pass :)
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Trish Woodgate

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I've just started doing this course too. Finding it hard in places to reach the amount of words required
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Pamela Jones

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Hi, I've not yet enrolled as I'm not sure how it will all go... been a while since I was at school, and all I've done is retail... How are you all finding it? Do you need gcse etc


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Reema

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I have enrolled this course just yesterday... :-)
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bev

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I'm doing this course just done assignment 4 got a bit of fine tuning to do to pass the whole thing I did find number 1 and 4 hard a lot of research had to be done my tutor is good and replies quickly you don't need GCSEs to do this course just need a placement I'm lucky that I work as a full time TA
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Donna Watts

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I started this course a month ago and am still struggling to get my head round it. Any help would be much appreciated. Many thanks  
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Alex

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i've found the second assignment so hard! :( not sure why lol. ive got one more question to do and il be onto the 3rd assignment thank god. 
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Donna Watts

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Oh Alex, don't say that! I start the assignment on Monday & I'm really not looking forward to it lol. I've heard the course gets easier but from what I've read, I think they are telling porkies lol!!
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I found unit 2 harder as well just finished it today and waiting marking I read someone's post about setting back a couple of hours each night to do it which seems a really good idea I am just worried about the paperwork I should of printed off, does anyone know anything about this?
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Donna Dickinson

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Hi I'm doing this course as well, the print off is the Teachers placement supervision agreement and your individual learning plan ?you need this for the head teacher 2 sign.hope your finding the course ok I'm struggling 2 fit it in my busy days,I'm just starting unit 2 and awaiting feedback on unit one .
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kate

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Hi I'm glad I'm not the only one struggling to fit things in, yeah I'm finding the course ok, I be been leaving it all till the deadline which I don't think has helped how are u finding the course. Thanks I'll check the paperwork now.
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I started in September and am almost onto Unit 10. My advise is to create a solid plan and dedicate a few hours an evening to it. when you get onto the practical units, list around 6 sheets that you can do per session, thats how I have done it and is going well so far!
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chloe minshall

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Unit 10 already! Your flyin through it! Im already stuck on unit 1 question 3 about schools ethos missions and aims :/ At what point do you get to the practical units and what kind of things do they involve?
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kate

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I got stuck on that one try going into ur school where the placement is and asking, it should be obvious just by looking around also try the schools website
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gemma penn

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I have just started the course and am currently on unit 1 3b. Working through it steadily, but finding it tough with full times nights, a 6  year old and volunteering in school. Would love to keep in touch with people doing the same course :)
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I'm currently on module three and I booked the paper course, although I do tend to find I read the online text first, then supplement it with the book, as that has additional sections that give more information or context. I do find it quite repetitive in parts though! It takes a week before I get my assignments marked but my feedback has been great so far. I'm workin two full days in a school to don't know if I should increase my days for when the practical work starts??
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Hiya am trish am in Northern Ireland anyone else from Northern Ireland doing level 3 diploma specialist teaching support qcf. Its been 11 years since I have studied just enrolled on paper based. What is the best approach to get started . Cant start placement yet waiting to for my vetting certificate. and waiting for paper work to arrive. I have message my tutor still waiting for relpy from anyone lol xx
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Em Nurcombe

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Hi i am Emma and live in St Neots, I enrolled at the end of September and was waiting for booklet to come through, i chased it up yesterday. I just started to read through Unit 1 yesterday and am about to start on the first assignment. On which assignment does the practical start?
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Tanith Cogle

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Do you have facebook? If you have and you don't mind, you could add me on there. Just thought it might be easier to keep in touch on there???

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Lynne

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Hi, I am just starting this Level 3 course this week also. it would be a great help to have a regular buddy/thread to ask advice on..? (i do not have a facebook account)

I have experience as TA but am only qualified Level 2. I currently work for supply agency across lots of different schools. I think Lvel 3 will get me more work, better pay etc.. Although the course seems much more in depth and difficult compared to my Level 2.

I have 2 young kids, so have to work around them and my supply work. I am glad we have a year to complete it.

I am doing the online version but have paper print outs also.... Any tips / plans / schedules / signposts to good websites or books for research welcome alson

thanks
Lyn
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Hi, I am just starting this course, reading through Unit 1, I see people have mentioned there's placements and practicals in this too. Can anyone give me further information please?

Thanks

Sophie
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Hi Sophie I have just started. When did u get ur unit information through? I have done the e profile thing, then they said I got to do a maths and English test? Is this right?
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Louise Gregory

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Oh yes placements it's best to get a 1 or 2 day placement asap but I don't think it's needed till unit 5, but I am going to get one asap.