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

Course Code: P266944

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:

    12 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:

    £2,225.00 or Free

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

This qualification is for students who are currently working as a Teaching Assistant in school or who are in an established voluntary role as a teaching assistant in school. They should have a good working knowledge of the school system.

Units include:

  • 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 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.

The final three/four units are optional and will be chosen from an extensive list to suit your needs and experience.

You will be expected to have, or be working towards, a Level 2 qualification in English and maths.
It is also expected that you will have secured a placement in an appropriate educational establishment before the course begins. A letter of support from the school/college will be required to state that they are happy to mentor you throughout the qualification.
A requirement of this programme is that you are working or volunteering for a minimum of four hours a week in a school or college (classroom setting) and, ideally, you should have been working or volunteering in a classroom setting for a minimum of one term before the course begins, (or have other relevant experience).

You will be required to attend college for three hours a week for one academic year, on a Wednesday from 9.30am–12.30pm.

This qualification is portfolio based and there are no formal exams. However, students will be observed in their classroom setting.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

Successful completion of this qualification could lead to progression within employment, including higher level teaching assistant status (HLTA).

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