Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Course Information

  • Course Code: CC505
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Start Date: 05-Sep-17, 21-Feb-18, 01-Aug-18
  • Validated by: National Council Further Education
  • Study Mode: Part time
  • This course is available to start in: January

This is a part time course for adults who are employed in a school setting, supporting teaching and learning in the classroom. You will demonstrate how you meet a set of National Occupational Standards for the role of a Teaching Assistant and show that you have the level of skills and knowledge to complete your work effectively.


What will I study?

You will complete 11 mandatory units. Some of the topics you will cover will be:

  • Child and young person development
  • Safeguarding
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Schools as organisations
  • Support assessment for learning
  • Engage in personal development
Entry Requirements
  • You must be employed in a school for a minimum of 15 hours per week
  • You should be working (or have the opportunity to) in A-Level 3 role
  • You will need to be supporting teaching and learning in the classroom
  • You will need to have a good standard of literacy and numeracy (preferably a Level 2 qualification)
  • Evidence of support from your school
  • You will need a mentor in your workplace
  • You must be at least 19 years of age
How will I be assessed?

You will be on programme for approximately 12 months.  During this time you will be expected to attend an Induction and 15 x 2 hour workshops.

You will be assessed by an approved assessor, who will visit you in your workplace to observe and assess your practical work. You will submit a portfolio of evidence to show your knowledge and understanding.

What can I do next?

You may progress to a Level 3 Diploma (depending on your role in school) or a Foundation Degree.


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