Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 3 Diploma (Cache)


Qualification Obtained: Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)

Course Overview

This part time course will support you to gain employment as a teaching assistant.

This qualification provides an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills required when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools.

It covers all aspects of Specialist Support including planning, delivering, and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher. This course also provides knowledge on special needs support including working with children with challenging behaviour and personal, social and emotional difficulties. You will also be encouraged to develop your skills as a reflective practitioner.

This course is designed specifically for adult learners who are either already working or volunteering in a school environment in a teaching assistant role.  It will support you to gain employment and/or further your teaching assistant/learning support career within either a primary, secondary or further education environment.

All classes are taught by specialist tutors with a wealth of experience in the sector.  All tutors engage in regular updating of skills within the industry and research to ensure currency of practice and information.

The part time programme design means that our provision is ideal for adults wishing to embark on a career change but who have other employment or family commitments.  The choice of class times is designed to accommodate family life. 

Course Entry Requirements

In order to access this course the following entry requirements must be met:

  • Written confirmation from a school or college (primary, secondary or further education college) that they are willing to provide you with a placement on a weekly basis for the full duration of the course.

As well as this you must also meet one of the following requirements:

  • Written confirmation form a school or college that you have gained a minimum of  100 hours classroom based experience (can be over a range of placements but must all be within the last 5 years)
  • The classroom experience requirement is reduced to 70 hours you also hold a Level 2 Award Support Work in Schools qualification (certificate must be produced).

The classroom experience requirement is reduced to 50 hours you also hold a Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification (certificate must be produced)

Study Options

Course Code: SC2FE226
Start Date: 05/09/2016
End Date: 26/05/2017

Duration: 1 Year
Location of Study: University Centre
Cost: £2225

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If you require any further information about this course please contact us on the following:

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01253 504 343


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