Supporting Teaching and Learning

The Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools course is aimed at anyone looking to work in supporting teaching and learning in schools, for example as a teaching assistant.



Supporting Teaching and Learning


Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools course is aimed at anyone looking to work as a teaching assistant. The primary function of a teaching assistant is to support the teacher in the classroom. The teacher assistant will ensure students are able to derive the most benefit from each lesson.

Our teaching and learning course focuses on understanding, supporting, safeguarding and developing children and young people. It not only covers the theoretical knowledge underpinning the work of a teaching assistant. Additionally, it also requires a practical and competence-based element giving you the opportunity to conduct some of your learning in the workplace.

Upon successful completion of our Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 course you will receive a qualification listed on the QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) at level 3 with 32 credits units.

Course Overview

In order to successfully complete this qualification, you are required to complete a work placement of at least 50 hours. The placement is compulsory for this course and the student is responsible for arranging their placement.

Students will receive a comprehensive guide and their first set of course materials, outlining the requirements and activities they need to complete during their placement.

Finally, the work placement needs to be for a period of at least 50 hours, though it can be longer if needed.

Assessment Method

Following each lesson, there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your tutor. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

Course Time:

Start dates: September, January and April

Friday 4 to 6 pm.

Friday 6 to 8 pm.

Course length: 4 months
Class size: Max 8 (average class size 4-6)
Minimum age: 19


Level 3: £450 or 24+ Advanced Learner Loan.

More information at the reception of the college.

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