Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Level 3

This is a one-year course which will give you the specialist knowledge, training and experience in the classroom environment, enabling you to develop your supportive skills as a classroom assistant. Studying this qualification is ideal for those in an advanced role which involves working with children or young people in schools.


Hastings (Station Plaza)


Level 3

Course Type

16 +


Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 18104 12/09/22 01/07/23

What will I study?

Over the duration of the course you will be have the opportunity to observe and learn from experienced teaching professionals in a school setting, while working closely with teachers and families to ensure that the child’s learning and development is enhanced.

You will be able to develop key skills through practise and theory as you undertake a school placement for four days a week with the other day being timetabled at college. You learn all aspects of working in a classroom environment in line with the National Curriculum requirements, with particular focus on care and education, while gaining key interpersonal skills that will enable you to become an effective classroom assistant.

Units will include:

  • Communication
  • Developing relationships
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour
  • Health and Safety
  • Observations
  • Safeguarding
  • Literacy and Numeracy.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

Minimum five grade 4-9/C-A* at GCSE, including English and Maths. A clear DBS check will be required.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of methods, including direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments and practical tasks.

What qualification will I achieve?

Supporting Teaching and Learning in schools Level 3.

What can I do after completing this course?

Once you have completed the course you may decide to progress onto to a higher level of study, perhaps at degree level or training to become an Early Years Practitioner.

You may also start your career in the industry in a teaching support position, with the opportunity to specialise as an individual needs assistant.

Are there any extra costs?

Students on this course will be obliged to purchase text books and a uniform for work placement .

During the course there will also be an additional cost for educational visits.

Additional Info

In order to complete this course it is a requirement that you carry out a DBS check .