Level 3

Support Teaching & Learning

This qualification provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school and college environments. It covers all aspects of specialist support including planning, delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher; bilingual support; special needs support; and personal development and reflective practice. 

Aimed at learners volunteering or working in roles that offer support for pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or specialist schools, as well as colleges. 

To achieve the Diploma the learner must complete 16 mandatory units which will be delivered in community venues across the borough and evidence will also be collected from the volunteer/work placement. The Diploma can usually be completed in 26 weeks. 
Roles can include
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Welfare Staff
  • After School Club
  • Residential Care
  • Looked After Children Sector
  • Learner Support / Mentor