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

  • Time: Non-Applicable
  • Learning style: Distance Learning
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Venue: Online
  • Ofqual Registered: Yes
  • Awarding Body: Training Qualifications UK
  • Payments: Non-Applicable
  • Totum Card Eligible: Non-Applicable
  • Accepted by: Non-Applicable
  • GCSE Equivalent: Non-Applicable
  • ID Card Included: Non-Applicable
  • Approved by: Non-Applicable
  • Valid for: Non-Applicable
  • Early Completion: Non-Applicable
  • Qualification Ref: Non-Applicable
    About this course

    The Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools is an Ofqual Regulated qualification and accredited by Training Qualifications UK, one of the top UK-based Awarding Bodies.

    Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) is designed to give learners who are currently in a specialist teaching assistants role an in-depth understanding of supporting learners in schools and can lead to a role of a team leader and help to further progress into higher courses and overall develop a career.

    The course is based on our easy to use online portfolio system, which includes;

    • A progress bar
    • A messaging system
    • An online assessor
    • Assignments pre-set on your account
    • Monthly assessment plans
    • 12-months course access

    On completion of this course, you will be awarded a Fully Accredited, Ofqual Regulated and Nationally Recognised Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) qualification.

    How does it work?
    1. After you have made payment on our website or over the phone, you will receive login details with 15-minutes.
    2. Once you have logged in to your account you will need to complete a 10-step enrolment process
    3. Once you have finished enrolment, an assessor will be assigned to you and you will be given regular and detailed assessment plans
    4. You can upload your work to our learner management system
    5. You will be provided with your assessors contact information should you require any support.
    6. Your work will be marked by the assessment plan end dates
    7. Observations will take place on arranged dates with your assessor
    8. Once your portfolio is complete, we will claim your Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)
    Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however, candidates are expected to hold;

    Level 2 or higher in Mathematics

    Level 2 or higher in English

    The minimum age for this qualification is 16 years and above.


    If you do not hold a qualification in English or Maths at Level 2, please contact us on 0208 342 7210 (option 1) as we do also offer these qualifications.

    Units & Pathways

    To achieve this qualification, candidates must a achieve 44 credits in total, of which 32 credits must be achieved from the mandatory units and the remaining units can be chosen from a selection of option units found in the qualification handbook.

    Unit 1: Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour - A/601/4069

    Unit 2: Support Children and Young People's Health and Safety - D/601/1696

    Unit 3: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people, and adults - F/601/3327

    Unit 4: Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults - H/601/4065

    Unit 5: Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people - M/601/4070

    Unit 6: Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People - Y/601/1695

    Unit 7: Support learning activities - F/601/4073

    Unit 8: Schools as organisations - A/601/3326

    Unit 9: Support assessment for learning - A/601/4072

    Unit 10: Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings - A/601/1429

    Unit 11: Understand Child and Young Person Development - L/601/1693


    Click here to download the qualification handbook for more information.

    Career Progression

    Successful learners can progress to employment within primary, special and secondary schools in both the state and independent sectors where there are opportunities to take on a wider range of responsibilities or to move into other roles across the wider children's workforce e.g. child care, play work or youth work. Specialist roles may be applicable, dependant on the specialist optional units taken.

    Learners can also progress to other qualifications such as:

    • Foundation degree e.g. for teaching assistants or supporting teaching and learning
    • Training and/or assessment against the Higher Level Teaching Assistant professional standards to achieve HLTA status
    • Level 3 Diploma for the Children's and Young People's Workforce
    • Level 4 qualifications in a relevant area
    • Early Years Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree
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