Course Detail

Level 3 Certficate in Supporting Teaching and Learning
Further course information

This qualification will enable the learner to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed when supporting teaching and learning in a school environment. If you are wanting to gain an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school and college environments, then this course is for you.

This qualification provides learners with an understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children and young people
in a school or college environment.

It will enable learners to gain an understanding of elements including children and young people’s development, safeguarding their welfare, and communication and professional relationships.

It is aimed at learners working in support roles within schools and colleges
This course has combined delivery using both teaching, online delivery and workplace assessments. Learners complete units about children and education from five years of age.

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Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however, an ability to work at level 2 is advantageous.

Course Content

Learners are required to successfully achieve 11 mandatory units.

Schools and colleges as organisations
Support health and safety in a learning environment
Understand how to safeguard children and young people
Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
Understand how children and young people develop
Support positive behaviour in children and young people
Support children and young people during learning activities
Support English and maths skills
Support the use of ICT in the learning environment
Support assessment for learning
Engage in personal and professional development



Fees: £1417.00
Fees Advanced Learning Loan: £1417.00


The learner will be qualified at level 3. This can lead to employment in Primary and Secondary; Supporting Teaching and Learning.

Progression on to the Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning is suitable for learners working in roles that offer specialist support for pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools, as well as colleges.

Progression onto the Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and colleges, a foundation degree or specialist roles.

Additional Information

This is a blended learning course combining taught sessions each week with additional online learning.

Learners need to find their own voluntary or paid placement in an educational setting for a minimum of 6 hours each week or a total of 100 hours. This can be a Primary school; a secondary school; an academy; a special school or a college. Learners will need to arrange a DBS with the placement provider.

Prior to starting the course, the learner needs to have successful completion of (BKSB) Maths and English initial assessments (above Entry 3).

Duration and Times

Next course available: September 10th, 2024
Number of Weeks: 33

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