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Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 3 – Online Course

Course Level

Level 3

Start Date

Thu 29 Apr 2021


36 Weeks

Course content

  • Schools and Colleges as Organisations Knowledge
  • Support Health and Safety in a Learning Environment
  • Understand How to Safeguard Children and Young People Knowledge
  • Develop Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
  • Understand How Children and Young People Develop
  • Support Positive Behaviour in Children and Young People
  • Support Children and Young People During Learning Activities – including Maths, English & ICT
  • Support Assessment for Learning
  • Support Children and Young People’s Speech, Language and Communication
  • Understand How to Support Bilingual Learners
  • Understand How to Support Learning of Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Support Children and Young People during Transitions
  • Support the Role of Play, Leisure and Extra-Curricular Activities for Children and Young People


This qualification provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school and college environments. It covers all aspects of specialist support including planning; delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher; bilingual support; special needs support; and personal development and reflective practice.

Course content:

This course is an Online course

We aim to show you the skills that you need to work in the classroom to support the teaching and learning of the Children and Young people from 5 – 19 years. This in turn will give you the knowledge to advance your career and apply for positions such as:

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Special Needs Assistant.


  • Learners must be at least 16 years old.

    You will have an interview with one on the tutors and you are required to be working or volunteering in a school for at least 3 days a week.

What do I need to do this course?

As the course will be online you will require:

  • Internet access
  • A computer with a webcam or a smartphone
  • A peaceful place to participate in the course from
  • An email account

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Teaching Methods

  • You will experience a range of teaching methods including assignments, work product investigation, case studies, work sheets and powerpoint completion.

    How is your progress checked?

    The qualifaction is internally and externally moderated to ensure consistency at a high standard.

    Extra study or practice required at home.

    You will have to complete study at home which may be research or/and completion of assignments.

    What can I do after this course?

    Email Sue Hart at


    Phone 01273 422632 to enquire for funding and places.

Course details

  • Tutor: Dawn Lorec
  • Time: 1830 - 2100
  • Provision: 19
  • Term: Full year
  • Location: Online
  • The fee for this course is £1500. Students loan is available, please see details here.


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