Support Teaching and Learning Level 3


Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and

Learning in Schools

What Does The Qualification Cover? This quali?cation provides an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills required when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools.

It covers all aspects of Specialist Support including planning, delivering, and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher, bilingual and special needs support and personal development and re?ective practice.

Qualification Gained? The Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools comprises of the following components:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools

Who Is The Qualification Suited For? The Level 3 Diploma will suit those that are working in roles that offer specialist support for pupils’ learning and for those that have significant experience as a school support worker and wish to move into a more specialised role - in administration, learning support or management.

What Are The Entry Requirements? There are no formal entry requirements although candidates should have the ability to manage the requirements of the level of the qualification; candidates will be required to undertake the Initial Assessments before confirmation of place on course.

How Many Credits Are Required To Complete Them? The course has Mandatory and optional units. The Level 3 comprises of a minimum of 44 Credits. Units include: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults, Schools as organisations, Support learning activities, Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour, Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults, Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people, Support assessment for learning, Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings, Support children and young people’s health and safety, Understand child and young person development and Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people. There are also optional units that you will undertake dependent on the job role your are in.

How Is The Qualification Assessed? The assessor will come to the workplace and observe the candidate as well as assist in portfolio building and observations.

Do You Need To Be Working To Take The Qualifications? Learners can either be employed or work voluntarily. We require learners to be in a placement for a minimum of 16 hours per week so we are able to come and assess you in the work place.

How Long Will It Take To Complete? The course will take approximately 12 to 18 months to complete.

What Qualifications Can You Progress To? Candidates can use this qualification to progress on to further training and assessment against the Higher Level Teaching Assistant professional standards to achieve HLTA status. You can progress on to Level 4 qualifications in a relevant area and on to the Foundation Degree for teaching assistants or supporting teaching and learning.

What Type Of Job Roles Can You Apply For On Completion? This qualification will allow you to progress within a primary, special or secondary school in both the state and independent sectors. Learners can go in to a range of specialist roles dependent on the specialist optional units taken. There are also opportunities to move in to other roles across the wider children’s workforce such as child care, play work or youth work.