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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.

  • Schools and colleges as organisations

  • Support health and safety in a learning environment

  • Understand how to safeguard children and young people

  • 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

  • Support English and maths skills

  • Support the use of ICT in the learning environment

  • Support assessment for learning

Progression/Career Paths

This qualification provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work in a variety of unsupervised job roles that support children and young people’s learning in schools or colleges. Roles this qualification will prepare you for include:

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



Entry Requirements

Learners must be aged 16 or over.


This course will take approximately



  • Does it matter where I live?
    Students can live anywhere in Liverpool to enrol on this course.
  • Is there funding for this course? What about tuition fees?
  • What happens if i wish to leave the course early?
  • How can i find more information about this course?
    Please feel free to contact the Alt Valley Communiversity on 0151 546 5514 and have your call directed to the education team, who will answer any questions you might have.
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