Supporting Teaching and Learning AWARD Level 3 QCF

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Supporting Teaching and Learning AWARD Level 3 QCF



OFQUAL QUAL NO: 601/2731/4



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This course is available to learners 16+ who wish to work within a school, particularly in the role of a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant. It is a knowledge basedqualification which can be studied prior to taking up a placement or permanent position in school.

It is ideally suited to students seeking a qualification prior to taking up a learning support position.

Course Content

The course is divided up into four units, as follows:

Unit 1:  Understand Child and Young Person Development.

This unit provides knowledge and understanding of how children and young people from birth to 19 years develop, including underpinning theoretical perspectives. It also includes actions taken when differences in development are identified and the potential effects of transitions on children and young peoples development.

Unit 2:  Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People.

This unit provides the knowledge and understanding required to support the safeguarding of children and young people. The unit contains material on e-safety.

Unit 3:  Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults.

This unit provides the knowledge and understanding which underpins effective communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults.

Unit 4:  Schools as organisations.

This unit aims to prepare the learner for working in a school. It covers knowledge and understanding of the structure of education, how schools are organised, school ethos, mission, aims and values, legislative and policy frameworks and the wider context in which schools operate.

Study Method

The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment.


Each element is followed by a written assignment, which is submitted and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Acreditation

TQUK Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

This course provides successful students with a qualification from TQUK, regulated by Ofqual. TQUK is an Awarding Organisation recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in England and by the Welsh Government.

This is a knowledge based qualification suitable for support roles in schools, including site staff, administrators etc as well as those who work directly with children and young people.

This qualification seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding that all those working in a school setting will need and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context.

Course Duration

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The course will take around 60 hours of study to complete.


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