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Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

The qualification covers a range of topics, including the role of a teaching assistant. Legislation relating to supporting teaching and learning, types of school environments, development stages of children and young people, safeguarding assessment, health and safety, equality, and diversity.


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Course Summary

The Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF) Qualification will enable you to gain your recognised Teaching Assistant qualification.

As a teaching assistant, you are responsible for carrying out practical and administrative tasks, and you are required to work under the direction of the class teacher in supervising and supporting pupils’ learning. In doing this, you are helping to make more time available for the teacher to teach daily.

Teaching assistants work under the direction and supervision of teachers to help promote effective learning and teaching, usually for children that may encounter learning difficulties (SEN). They carry out tasks delegated to them by the teacher to work with children on both a 1-2-1 basis and also taking small groups to support learning.

As a Teaching Assistant, you will be responsible for contributing in the following areas:

  • Supporting the Teacher

  • Supporting the pupil

  • Supporting the curriculum

  • Supporting the school

Units Covered

Unit 1    – Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults.

Unit 2    – Schools as Organisations

Unit 3    – Understand Child and Young Person Development

Unit 4    – Understand how to Safeguard the Well-being of Children and Young People

Unit 5    – Support Assessment for Learning

Unit 6    – Support Learning Activities

Unit 7    – Engage in Personal Development in health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

Unit 8    – Promote Children and Young People’s Positive Behaviour

Unit 9    – Support Children and Young People’s Health and Safety

Unit 10  – Develop Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults

Unit 11  – Promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People

The Qualification

Qualification reference number – 601/2731/4

Credit Value – 32

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The Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF) Qualification is assessed through activities which are developed by The Learning College, and are internally marked and sampled as part of quality assurance/internal verification procedures.

The assessment methods for this qualification are as follows:-

  • Practical Demonstration

  • Case Study

  • Written Assignment

  • Observation of Learner’s skills

  • Question and answer sessions

You must be working in an appropriate school environment for a minimum of 50 hours in order for classroom observations to be conducted. This can include voluntary and unpaid work.

What’s included:

You will have access to a Tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you prepare for your assignments. You will be provided with all course materials in order to complete your LEVEL 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF) Qualification in order for you to be guided through your course content.  Full tutor support is offered throughout the course to ensure your learning outcomes are met to a satisfactory standard.

Study Time

The guided study hours to complete your Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF) Qualification are an approximate figure and are dependent upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. You should allow enough time to complete assignments/ question papers to ensure satisfactory outcomes are met.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF) Qualification is: 180 hours.

You will have an initial 12 months in which to complete this qualification.

Qualification Requirements


Our Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF) Qualification is openly available to anyone wishing to gain a full recognised qualification as a Teaching Assistant and has a keen interest in the subject, plus an intention to progress within the Education sector.

  • To achieve the observational units, the awarding body requires a relevant work placement of a minimum of 50 hours in a school. We recommend 2 days a week (16 hours) for good practice, however this is dependant on the schools availability. This can include voluntary or paid work.

  • Learners should be keen to work in the sector to support teaching and learning in schools.

  • All learners should have attention to detail and be willing to work in a team environment

  • Should be willing to work using your own initiative when required.

  • Students should have access to a computer and the internet throughout your study period.

  • Learners should have basic PC skills in order to navigate our Learner Management System (LMS)

  • You should be fully committed to your studies at all times.

  • Must be aged 16 and over

About this course


It is suitable for learners who work in a school environment and not only wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of the role of a teaching assistant, classroom assistant or support worker in a school but also wish to develop the skills to undertake these roles.

Ways to Pay

The cost covers all learning certificates 

learning recourse and support as mention. If you have more questions please get in contact with us.

Deposit Pay for your place start the course when you are ready within 3 year.  

Full Payment £450


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