Specialist Support Teaching &

Learning in Schools

Level 3 Diploma

Start: Ongoing enrolment

Location: Alt Valley Skills Centre

Duration: 12 Months

Course Details

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 environments. It covers all aspects of specialist support including planning, delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher, bilingual and special needs support and personal development and reflective practice.

It is aimed at learners working in roles that offer specialist support for pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools.

With the level 3 diploma, there are several optional modules to be taken.

**This qualification has been allocated UCAS points. Please refer to the UCAS website for further details of the points allocation and the most up to date information.**


- For full Module list including optional modules, please contact.

  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

  • Schools as organisations

  • Support learning activities

  • Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour

  • Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults

  • Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

  • Support assessment for learning

  • Understand child and young person development

  • Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people

  • Support children and young people’s health and safety

  • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

Progression/Career Paths

This qualification allows progression to Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status, to relevant Foundation Degrees and Degrees, and into the workforce.


NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools

Entry Requirements

Learners must be aged 16 or over.


This course will take approximately