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Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (TA Course)

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Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)
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The Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF) is a UK OFQUAL accredited 100% online, competency-based Teaching Assistant (TA) qualification. This course is aimed at those members of the school workforce who directly support pupils’ teaching and learning. This qualification provides the knowledge, understanding and skills of all aspects of specialist support needed to support learning alongside the teacher, bilingual and special needs support, personal development, and reflective practice.

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Key Benefits of Studying with Britannia School of Academics:

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Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)

Regulated by Ofqual

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Duration and Delivery

This Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification is designed to be completed online at the pace that suits you the best. This Level 3 course can be completed in as little as 8 weeks up to 12 months for you to become a qualified teaching assistant. You have a great opportunity of fast-track completion earlier at the pace and time of your choice. The OFQUAL Regulated Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools Level 3 qualification is delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Our online tutor support is there to facilitate you to achieve your success rate accordingly.

Practical Requirement

This course is assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments in addition to practical work, which is assessed in the workplace by the supervisor. So, a work placement is required to complete the practical tasks, which can be spread over the duration of the course.

Assessment and Verification

All units within this OFQUAL Regulated Level 3 qualification are internally assessed by our qualified assessors and externally verified by the awarding organisation. The assessment takes the form of written assignments, detailed guidance for which will be provided by the tutor and witness testimony signed by your supervisor at your workplace. You will receive support once you are enrolled on our online portal to assist you in reaching your goals.


This is a thorough qualification of Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools, which helps learner enhance their career profile. Successful completion of this 100% accredited online course enables learners to proceed to the following qualifications:

  • Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF)
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (RQF)

Unit Structure

Unit 1: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

Unit 2: Schools as organisations

Unit 3: Support learning activities

Unit 4: Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour

Unit 5: Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults

Unit 6: Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

Unit 7: Support assessment for learning

Unit 8: Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s setting

Unit 9: Support children and young people’s Health and Safety

Unit 10: Understand child and young person development

Unit 11: Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people

Unit 12: Support bilingual learners

Unit 13: Support disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs

Unit 14: Support children and young people with behaviour, emotional and social development needs

Who is this course for?

The diploma is suitable for anyone working in a Teaching Assistant or Learning Support Assistant role that supports pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools.


  • A work placement is required to complete the practical tasks, which can be spread over the duration of the course.
  • There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification. However, the learners must be 16 years or above to get themselves enrolled in this course.

Career path

This course is for anyone who is looking to start a career as:

  • Teaching Assistant (Average salary= £20,305)
  • Support Assistant (Average salary= £19,597)
  • Classroom Assistant (Average salary= £19,117)
  • Primary Teacher (Average salary= £37,244)

This course will open doors to your new career as a teaching assistant working with children in a school environment.

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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.

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