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Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

With a suite of adult education courses online, you can provide your supporting and teaching employees with additional skills needed to support students and teachers.

This qualification focuses on providing employees with the key information needed to effectively support teaching staff throughout an educational institution. This includes understanding the development of children and young people and how to promote positive behaviour, supporting learning activities and ensuring the well-being and safety of students.



Unit 1: Understand child and young person development

This unit will provide your employees with an understanding of the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth to 19 years of age, the factors that influence children and young people’s development and how these affect practice.

Unit 2: Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people

This unit will provide your employees with an understanding of the following areas: main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for the safeguarding of children and young people, as well as the importance of working in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people. This unit will further provide employees with an understanding of the importance of ensuring children and young people’s safety and protection in the work setting, how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused, harmed or bullied, how to work with children and young people to support their safety and wellbeing and the importance of e-safety for children and young people.

Unit 3: Support children and young people’s health & safety

This unit will provide your employees with an understanding of how to plan and provide environments and services that support children and young people’s safety, how to recognise and manage risks to health, safety and security in a work setting or offsite visits as well as how to support children and young people to assess and manage risks for themselves and the appropriate responses to accidents, incidents emergencies and illness in work settings and off site visits.

Unit 4: Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

This unit will provide your employees with an understanding of what is required for competence in your work role as well as the ability to reflect on their own practice and evaluate their own performance. This unit will also provide them with the ability to agree a personal development plan and use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development.

Unit 5: Support learning activities

This unit will provide your employees with the ability to contribute to prepare, plan and support learning activities, observe and report on learner participation and progress, contribute to the evaluation of learning activities and evaluate their own practice in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy and ICT.

Unit 6: Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour

This unit will provide your employees with an understanding of the policies and procedures for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour. It will also provide your employees with the ability to promote positive behaviour, manage inappropriate behaviour, respond to challenging behaviour and contribute to reviews of behaviour and behaviour policies.

Unit 7: Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults

This unit will provide your employees with the ability to develop professional relationships with children and young people, communicate with children and young people, develop professional relationships with adults, support children and young people in developing relationships and comply with policies and procedures for confidentiality, sharing information and data protection.

Unit 8: Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

This unit will provide your employees with the ability to promote equality and diversity in work with children and young people and support inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people. This unit will also provide your employees with an understanding of the impact of prejudice and discrimination on children and young people.

Unit 9: Support assessment for learning

This unit will provide your employees with an understanding of the purpose and characteristics of assessment for learning. It will also provide your employees with the ability to use assessment strategies to promote learning, support learners in reviewing their learning strategies and achievements and contribute to reviewing assessment for learning.

Unit 10: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

This unit will provide your employees with an understanding of the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults, how to communicate with children young people and adults and the legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection.

Unit 11: Schools as organisations

This unit will provide your employees with an understanding of how schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities, school ethos, mission, aims and values, the purpose of school policies and procedures and wider context in which schools operate. This unit will also provide your employees with knowledge on the structure of education from early years to post- compulsory education and the legislation affecting schools.

Benefits of completing one of our adult education courses online include:

  • You will see improved staff retention
  • Employees will achieve a nationally recognised level 3 qualification
  • Employees can learn from their own home, in their own time
  • Employees get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • Employees will receive subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
  • Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if your staff are eligible.

Once your employees have completed this course, they could progress on to another one of our adult education courses online:


Full cost Direct debit Advanced learner loan
£699 Initial payment of £69.90, 6 monthly payments of £104.85 £1417

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