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Teaching – Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Level 3

Course code: H25E186
Type: Part Time
Duration: 34 weeks
Subject area: Education & training
Location: Hereford
Apprenticeship available:

L3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard

No fee information available

About the course

This qualification provides learners with an understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children and young people in a school or college environment. It will enable learners to gain an understanding of elements including children and young people’s development, safeguarding their welfare, and communication and professional relationships.

During the course you will build a portfolio of evidence and be visited at your placement regularly by a qualified, experienced assessor. You need to show competence in both skills and knowledge and need to be working or be on a practical placement during the taught programme of study in a learning environment (school or college).

The majority of the course is made up of independent study and assignments.

All evidence generated by yourself will be assessed against the standards expected of a Level 3 learner for each learning outcome.

You must be successful in all components to gain the qualification.

What qualification will I gain?

NCFE / CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Why choose us

Students benefit from an a broad and varied curriculum delivery, with learning tailored to individuals’ particular settings. The course is delivered by highly experienced and well qualified staff with a real passion for supported teaching and learning in educational settings.

What you could do next

L4 Advanced Practitioner or L4 HYLTA qualification. Some students may also wish to progress onto the Higher National Diploma in Childhood Education and Care

Popular modules

  • 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

Key facts


  • Wednesday


  • 18.00 – 21.00


  • 34 weeks

Start Date:

  • September

Assessment methods

Assessment of written evidence, portfolio based assessment and observation of knowledge, skills and behaviours within the workplace.

Entry requirements

  • You need to have secured a placement in a school or college of your choice to carry out your placement

  • Completion of Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 2 or currently working as a teaching assistant.

Other requirements:

  • You should be able to support children in maths, English and ICT within the learning environment

  • Have responsibility in supporting children to review their learning and achievements and be able to work with the teacher to review the assessment process

  • Self motivated and able to study independently

  • A clear enhanced DBS check

  • Level 3 criteria requires you to analyse, draw conclusions, interpret or justify, which are all principles of higher level skills