Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (Workbased)



This qualification provides you with an understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children and young people in a school or college environment. The qualification covers elements including children and young people’s development, safeguarding their welfare, and communication and professional relationships.

Course Content - What will I learn?

You will learn about all aspects of supporting teaching and learning in schools in line with current developments in the sector. You will attend evening workshops designed not only to cover the course content, but also to share practice. these are held on wednesday evenings at our St Albans Campus approximately every three weeks during term time. Past students have found this to be invaluable and not something which an online course can offer.


Am I right for the course?

You need to have good communication skills with both adults and children and sufficient education/literacy and numeracy skills to undertake the qualification. You will need to be working in a school environment with enough practical hours for direct observation and assessment opportunities.

This course is appropriate for people who have some experience in working as a teaching assistant, classroom assistant, learning support assistant or special needs assistant in schools. You must be age 19+ and currently working in a school.

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods which could include: written assignments or
tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams or setting up an information board and you will build a potfolio of evidence.

All learners at Oaklands college take part in initial assessment in Maths and English. This helps us to ensure that everyone reaches their full potential. There will be the opportunity to upgrade your literacy and numeracy skills by undertaking recognised basic skills qualifications.

What Next?

This award will give you a qualification suitable for a position as a teaching assistant, classroom assistant, special needs or learning support assistant. You could progress on to a Foundation degree or a Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner.

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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Contact our Admissions team to find out more about student fees and how they might apply to you.

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