Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 Diploma
What is this course about?
The units are directly related to the candidates’ role in school and cover the following areas:
– supporting learning activities
– health and safety and safeguarding
– promoting positive behaviour
– working as a team
– maintaining a learning environment
– providing displays
– supporting curriculum subjects, eg literacy and numeracy.
No formal academic qualifications are required but candidates should have a good standard of literacy and numeracy.
Candidates can progress from a level 2 to a level 3 programme, and from level 3 to a Foundation degree in Education.
How is it taught
This is a taught programme requiring attendance in college each week to understand the theory, 1:1 tutorials and observation in the workplace.
What else do I need to know?
Candidates who are not currently employed as a teaching assistant in the school sector need to be volunteering for a minimum of 8 hours each week to complete the qualification.
What could I do next?
Succesful candidates may be able to progress on to the Foundation Degree in Education.
Have You Considered?
Teaching assistants assist teachers with their day-to-day classroom work and with routine administrative tasks.
- Helps with outings and other out-of-classroom activities.
- Makes simple teaching aids and constructs thematic displays of educational material or children.
- Assists children with washing or dressing for outdoor and similar activities.
- Listens to children read, reads to them or tells stories.
- Looks after lesson materials such as paper, pencils and crayons.
- Assists teacher with preparation or clearing up of classroom.
167 new openings per year
|Level 4-5 (Higher Education)||18.05%|
|Level 6 (Bachelors)||21.81%|
|Level 7 (Masters or equivalent)||4.74%|
|Level 8 (Doctorate)||0.05%|
Educational support assistants
Educational support assistants work with teachers to provide one-to-one support for children with particular learning needs.
- Provides feedback to teachers and completes and maintains records.
- Attends to child.
- Helps and encourages child to communicate.
- Implements care programmes, as appropriate.
- Identifies signs of distress and offers reassurance.
- Helps child understand instruction through a variety of means and encourages self-confidence and independence.
- Supports schoolwork under teacher.
53 new openings per year
|Level 4-5 (Higher Education)||22.3%|
|Level 6 (Bachelors)||21.41%|
|Level 7 (Masters or equivalent)||4.12%|
|Level 8 (Doctorate)||0.41%|