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Level 3

Level 3 Supporting Teaching & Learning


The Award level consists of 4 units and is designed to develop the knowledge of learners who would like to work in a school or college environment or who are not working directly with children or young people in an educational environment. The Certificate or Diploma is suitable for those already working or volunteering in a supporting role within the classroom. Taught subjects include: • Supporting Children & Young People with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities • Support Assessment for Learning • Speech, Language and Communication • Supporting Positive Behaviour • Safeguarding • Professional Practice.

To achieve the Diploma, learners will complete 16 units and will be collating evidence for their portfolio while consolidating and developing skills and knowledge in the classroom environment.

9 x twilight taught sessions are held monthly, which are mandatory, to support all learners with their underpinning knowledge as well as creating opportunities for peer learning and networking.


Level 3 Award – Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements.

Level 3 Certificate or Diploma – A recommended 6 months practice in the workplace is required, either voluntary or employed, to ensure the level of competence can be evidenced in the portfolio.

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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