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


Up to 9 Months

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

Looking to further your knowledge and skills when it comes to supporting and assisting in schools?

At Direction Learning Ltd , we offer the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools course, helping you to progress your career.

You may already be working in a school as a teaching or learning assistant, and this course is designed to extend your skills into the importance of inclusivity, different learning requirements and developing positive working relationships with those you support – both colleagues and students.

This OFQUAL-regulated qualification is highly sought after and will make you an attractive prospect for employment in schools.

Our Level 3 diploma online course means you can fulfil certain parts of the course from home, fully supported by a dedicated tutor.

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Course Content

  • Communication and Professional Relationships with Children and Young People.

  • Schools as Organisations.

  • Understand child and young person development.

  • Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people.

  • Support assessment for learning.

  • Support learning activities.

  • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings.

  • Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour.

  • Support children and young people’s health and safety.

  • Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults.

  • Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people.

  • Support children and young people to achieve their education potential.

  • Support children and young people to make positive changes in their lives.

  • Facilitate the learning and development of the children and young people through mentoring.


  • Complete written assessment activities

  • Undertake a risk assessment

  • Produce a report

  • Be observed a minimum of four times

  • Have an expert witness complete four testimonies regarding your work and competencies


There are no specific entry requirements, however, learners should have a minimum of level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.