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Level 3 Award In Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)

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Study method
Distance learning
80 hours · Self-paced
Level 3 Award - Supporting Teaching and Learning
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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This is a nationally recognised and regulated Teaching Assistant Level 3 qualification. We aim to support our learners to become the best possible classroom practitioners they can be. We have very high standards which will increase your knowledge and employment opportunities. This is a non competence based qualification so a placement is not required.


Level 3 Award - Supporting Teaching and Learning

Regulated by Ofqual



  • This is a distance-learning course that can be completed in your own time.
  • The course must be completed within 12 months of the start date.
  • Assignments will be accessed via the online learning portal when they are to be completed and returned to the course tutor for assessment.
  • You will receive timely feedback in order to improve your work should you need to.
  • After the successful completion of the course you will receive your nationally recognised certificate.
  • Personal Tutoring and coaching from a former Teacher (the importance of this cannot be underestimated).
  • Free access to our CPD suite with a library of on demand bite sized courses inc Safeguarding and Intro to SEN

Units Covered

  1. Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults.
  2. Schools as organisations.
  3. Understand Child and Young Person Development.
  4. Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People.


We believe that the support given to students is what differentiates the quality of a course. You will be assigned to a personal tutor who is a former or current Teacher. This is important as the feedback and coaching you will receive will be from a professional who knows not only the role of a Teaching Assistant but how best to work with the classroom Teacher, which is a relationship that can mean the difference between good and outstanding.

Who is this course for?

The is no experience required for this role but you will be passionate about supporting the development of children and making a difference. You may be ...

  • An unqualified Teaching Assistant looking to develop your skills and gain official TA status.
  • A non classroom based school worker looking to support teaching and learning.
  • Someone who has always wanted to work with children but doesn't know where to start or have the time to attend college.
  • A parent looking for term time only work and a role that fits around family life.
  • Someone looking to understand the role of a Teaching Assistant before applying for Teacher training.
  • A Nursery Nurse or someone working with children in a non school setting.
  • A Support Worker or Care Assistant looking to transfer skills over to Education.


You must be over 16 and have a a good level of English.

Career path

Learners who achieve this qualification could apply for temporary or permanent jobs working in schools. Learners could also progress onto other qualifications such as:

  • Level 4 Certificate For Higher Level Teaching Assistants

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.