Please note: For formal certification a fee of £175 is to be paid. Payment is to be made after completion/submission and marking of all work.
The course will improve your understanding of the factors that affect children’s and young people’s development, and equip you with the knowledge required to safeguard their welfare. You will enhance your communication skills and learn to build professional relationships with children, adults, and young people. You’ll also study the nature of schools as organisations to prepare you for working in that context.
We have a 100% success rate on this course and excellent feedback from our past students. A large proportion of graduates have acquired posts in mainstream and special schools teaching children who range from early years to secondary level.
After you have registered, you will receive access to our online learning area which contains all the course materials. The course is broken down into individual units that you will be required to pass to gain your qualification.
Our online programme is designed to make you feel like you are in the classroom. It comprises of all the necessary reading materials and briefs for the assignments that you will need to complete. You will have access to all of this 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year.
We offer an effective support service to build your confidence and study skills and help you to gain your qualification. You will be allocated a course tutor who will keep an eye on your progress during the course. The tutor will provide feedback on assessments and be available to answer queries via email and the online student portal.
The TQUK Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) and TQUK Level 3 Certificate in
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) are regulated by Ofqual.
The TQUK Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) and TQUK Level 3 Certificate in
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) provide learners with the opportunity to develop skills,
knowledge and understanding to enable them work in the following roles; teaching assistant, classroom assistant,
learning support assistant, additional needs assistant, pastoral/welfare support assistant, bilingual support assistant
or foundation stage assistant. The roles must be under the direction of the class teacher, whose lesson planning
and day-to-day direction set the framework within which the individual works.
The Level 3 Award includes four of the mandatory units required to gain the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. This enables credits and learning to be transferred from this qualification to the Level 3 Certificate and provides a direct progression route.
The online training course comprehensively covers the four modules that are listed under the curriculum. It is intended to be completed in 80 guided learning hours.
These are the four mandatory units that are required to achieve the TQUK Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools:
Unit 1: Understand Child and Young Person Development
This unit provides knowledge and understanding of how children and young people develop from birth to the age of 19, including underpinning theoretical perspectives.
It also covers the actions taken when differences in development are identified and the potential effects of transitions on children and young people.
Unit 2: Understand How to Safeguard the Well-being of Children and Young People
This unit provides the knowledge and understanding required to safeguard children and young people. It also contains material on e-safety.
Unit 3: Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
This unit provides knowledge and understanding of how to communicate effectively and build professional relationships with children, young people and adults.
Unit 4: Schools as Organisations
This unit aims to prepare the learner for working in a school. It covers knowledge and understanding of how schools operate.
Who is this course for?
- The programme is for people who are working or wish to work as teaching assistants at Key Stages 1-4 and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. It can also help graduates to begin a career as a learning support assistant or special needs assistant.
- It is suitable for learners not yet in a school role but who have the capability to achieve at Level 3, or learners in a Level 2 role wishing to demonstrate that they are ready for progression to Level 3. It is also suitable as initial training for those newly in post.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but you will need to have a good command of basic English and be at least 16 years of age. This is an online course, so you will also need easy access to the internet.
Once trained, you’ll be highly sought after by schools all over the UK who are looking for effective methods to support teaching and learning staff. If you are already working in a school as a teaching assistant, the course can reinforce and add to your skills. It also gives you the formal qualification you need to advance in your role.
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How much actual cost of the course?
Initial payment of £30 to REED £175 total for assessment of all units and awarding body certificate Total £205 ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Jenny Long asked:
What is the difference between this course and an NVQ level 3
Hello National Vocational Qualifications, they are work based awards that test your ability to complete a job to a certain required standard. RQF's are based on a system where students earn credits. One credit usually takes around 10 hours to complete. These credits build up to form full qualifications. The content is near identical for NVQ and RQF TA. ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
janet arnell asked:
hi i am looking to be a teacher assistant would this be the first step to apply for teaching assistant roles once passed this course. thank you
This qualification is the ideal route into employment working in a support role in school and results in Level 3 certification from one of the most recognised awarding bodies for the care and education sector- TQUK. Our 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (QCF) Qualification course is designed for people who either are, or wish to become, a Teaching Assistant. Upon completion you can work as a trained teaching assistant supporting the work of the classroom teacher.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
hi do i have to pay just 30£ for this course or any other charges as well ?
Hello There is a fee of £175 for formal certification from the Awarding Organisation ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I have NVQ 3 (2004) NVQ 4 (2008) in working with children and young people. I have a BTEC for Special Needs (1998) do I need to complete a TA course?
Hello You do not need to complete the TA course Your Level 4 should suffice ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi I work in early years and have a level 3 qualification in child care learning and development would this be suitable for me to progress my career??
Hello Yes the qualification will be suitable to allow you to become a qualified Teaching Assistant ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi, I have HLTA level 4 qualification. Getting a job as a teaching assistant in KS1 do I need to get this course or NVQ3 ? Thanks
Hello HLTA is higher than this course and the NVQ L3 You can gain employment with your HLTA as long as it is OFQUAL regulated ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Can you pay by instalments and it this internationally recognised?
Hello The qualification is OFQUAL regulated and internationally recognised Payment options are available according to individual needs ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi, is it possible to complete the course in just few weeks? I'm not working so far so I have all day for studying. Thank you
Hello It can be completed in a 3 week period or less ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
How are you tested.online or collage
Hello The qualification is assessed by four written assignments ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
When do you have to pay for your certificate? Do you have to pay at one in full? Is this a hard copy of the certificate or an online copy? Thanks
Hello You are only required to pay for your certification once you have passed your course and all the assessments have been completed you will then receive a PDF version and a physical copy in the post ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I have an NVQ L3 in CCLD, I work in Early Years but wish to move into teaching assistant is this relevant or does it cover the same as CCLD course?
Hello Please list the CCLD units and OFQUAL code and I will map the units ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I haven’t got any experience or qualifications for working with children. Will this help me be employable as a teaching assistant? Thanks.
Hello Experience or previous qualifications are not a prerequisite for this course Upon completion you will be a qualified Teaching Assistant and able to seek employment ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
how many credits is this course worth pls
Hello The course carries 12 credits at level 3 ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi this course is advertised as being £30 but then talks about it being a further £175. What is the correct price?
Hello The £30 gets you access to a dedicated tutor + Access to the Learning Management System (LMS) + Assessment/Feedback on assignments. The £175 is for certification from the Awarding Organisation and is to be paid once you have completed the course/received confirmation that you have passed and with to receive the certificate. ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Is this a UK registered and recognised qualification or PDP?
OFQUAL regulated qualification that is awarded by a recognised UK Awarding Organisation OFQUAL logo on the certificate Recognised by all schools OFQUAL number on the REED listing ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Mohammad Anisur asked:
I have done level 2, STLS COURSE, how can I registered to do this (level 3) course
Hello To register please follow the instructions on REED You will then be sent assignment briefs Assigned a personal tutor Given login to the Learning Management System ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
hi, can you tell me the tutoring available place in London? after the course complete, exam conduct in online or centre.
Hello For the L3 Award there are no exams or obsevations. The qualification is comprised of 4 written assignments. Once the assignments are successfully completed and submitted you will be eligible for the award. Everything is conducted online. ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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