Oxbridge Home Learning shortlisted for Learning Technologies Award for delivery of CACHE qualification

Based in Birmingham, Oxbridge Home Learning is a specialist online distance learning provider which helps people of all ages and backgrounds access a wide variety of educational courses. Through its unique delivery of the CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, Oxbridge Home Learning has been shortlisted for the ‘Best use of blending learning’ category at the Learning Technologies Awards 2017.

Simon Ore, Curriculum Manager at Oxbridge Home Learning, commented: “We currently deliver a range of CACHE qualifications, including Childcare, Health and Social Care, and Supporting Teaching and Learning. The Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools is our most popular course and the flexibility of delivering CACHE qualifications means that we are able to tailor the course to meet the individual needs of our learners.

“The majority of our learners do not come from an academic background, and many do not speak English as their first language, therefore found the traditional paper-based course quite difficult. This led to the creation of Classroom Heroes, a modern, blended learning programme for teaching assistant trainees which includes engaging learner packs, video explainers, interactive scenarios and authentic assessments.”

After a break from teaching, Claire Wilson, from Bristol, decided to refresh her qualifications and knowledge by studying the Level 3 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. Claire commented: “It was easy to complete the course with Oxbridge Home Learning - enrolment was easy, any queries dealt with quickly and my tutor was extremely good with prompt and helpful feedback.

“It is useful for an employer to know you have a nationally recognised qualification such as CACHE and I’m positive it helped at a recent interview. The information included in the course was relevant and I liked the way the written tasks were varied and I knew what was expected of me. I was given a clear idea of how long each answer should be, and I enjoyed the sense of satisfaction on finishing each unit.”

Simon added: “We would definitely recommend CACHE to other learning providers because of the excellent customer service and specialist support provided. The paperwork for tutors and learners within their qualifications to aid their progression is great, and the Portal makes registering and certificating learners easy to do and makes tracking quick and visible.”