The Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning is for students aged 19+ who would like to become a Teaching Assistant in a school or college (ages 5-19) and have already gained a Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning or other relevant qualification.
The Supporting Teaching and Learning pathway is ideal for those who wish to progress onto further qualifications or become a Teaching Assistant.
What will I learn
There are 16 modules to be completed during the year.
The modules cover the wide range of skills and knowledge necessary to be a Level 3 Teaching Assistant. The modules cover a number of areas, including Safeguarding children and young people, understanding how children and young people develop, developing professional relationships, understanding the health and safety requirements in schools and colleges, supporting positive behaviour in the classroom and supporting Maths, English and ICT. You will also cover ways in which you can support children and young people’s speech, language and communication, how to support bilingual students and those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
How will the courses be assessed?
Over the year, you will submit work which will build to create a portfolio of evidence. This includes written tasks and assignments, Professional Discussions, lesson observations and presentations to the group.
You should have GCSE/ Level 2 Functional Skills in English in place before beginning the course. A GCSE or Level 2 Functional Skills in maths is also required. On occasion, we may consider applicants without maths, as long as they are willing to work towards them alongside the Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning.
You should also have a Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning (or equivalent).
You will also need to show that you have experience of supporting children and young people in a school or college setting.
Please note, many employers require GCSE English and Maths for roles as a Teaching Assistant.
On successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning, you can consider progressing to the FdA in Teaching and Learning Support.