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Teaching Assistant - Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Level 3 Cert in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)

Connex Education Academy Limited


£525 inc VAT
Study method
Distance learning
180 hours · Self-paced
Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
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Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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This OFQUAL regulated distance learning qualification is recognised by schools and OFSTED. You will have full support and guidance from personal tutor for the duration of the course. There is no experience required, just a great attitude and desire to make a difference to the development of children and young people. Upon completion, you will be fully certified and able to apply for Teaching Assistant jobs in schools at Level 3. With our recruitment links we can also help you find work. We advise you take an OFQUAL regulated qualification over a CPD accredited course as they are not recognised by schools.


Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Regulated by Ofqual



  • This is a distance-learning course that can be completed in your own time.
  • No time limit.
  • 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.
  • Free access to our CPD suite with a library of on demand bite sized courses inc Safeguarding and Intro to SEN

Units covered

  1. Understand child and young person development.
  2. Support learning activities.
  3. Understand how to safeguard the welfare of children and young people.
  4. Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults.
  5. Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people.
  6. Support assessment for learning.
  7. Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults.
  8. Support children and young people’s health and safety.
  9. Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour.
  10. Schools as organisations.
  11. Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings.

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 or Level 2 Teaching Assistant looking to develop your skills and improve your employment opportunities.
  • 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 for a way to gain valuable experience as 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.


Ideally a minimum of Level 2 in English and Maths.

Career path

This qualification is perfect if you want to gain employment as Level 3 Teaching Assistant in a Primary, Secondary or SEN school. You may also want to progress onto becoming a HLTA or Teacher in the future.

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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.