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TQUK Level 3 Teaching Assistant Qualification | Fully Recognised (RQF) Qualification

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Online, self-paced
100 hours
Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students
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This TQUK Teaching Assistant qualification is a recognised (RQF) and is the perfect teaching assistant course for anyone looking to pursue a career as a Teaching Assistant within a Primary or Secondary school. The qualification is regulated by Ofqual and accepted in all schools throughout the UK. Ofstead also accept this qualification making it the right, relevant recognised qualification for you to work as a Teaching Assistant.


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

Regulated by Ofqual


The TQUK LEVEL 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF) Qualification is to enable you to gain a recognised (RQF) qualification as a teaching assistant. It also comes with the TQUK SEN Teaching Assistant course too, adding more understaning to your knowledge when applying for a job in a school.

As a Teaching Assistant you are responsible for carrying out practical and administrative tasks, and you are required to work under the direction of the class teacher in the supervision and support of pupils’ learning. In doing this you are helping to make more time available for the Teacher to teach on a daily basis.

Teaching Assistants work under the direction and supervision of Teachers in order to help promote effective learning and teaching usually for children that may encounter learning difficulties. They carry out tasks delegated to them by the Teacher in order to work with children on both a 1-2-1 basis and also taking small groups to support learning.

The Teaching Assistant will be responsible for contributing in the following areas:

  • supporting the Teacher
  • supporting the pupil
  • supporting the curriculum
  • supporting the school

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Who is it for?

Our TQUK LEVEL 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF) Qualification course is designed for people who either are, or wish to become, a Teaching Assistant.

Units Covered

  • Unit 1 – Understand child and young person development
  • Unit 2 – Understand how to Safeguard the Well-being of Children and Young People
  • Unit 3 – Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
  • Unit 4 – Schools as Organisations

The Qualification

Qualification reference number – 601/2728/4

Credit Value – 12


Assessments are a great way of checking your progress allowing you to apply your learning to real-world situations. Through the TQUK LEVEL 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF) Qualification, you will be assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor.

All assignments are set by TQUK. Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by TQUK, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the course.

Please note: There is no examination required for this course.

What’s included

You will have access to a Tutor, via email or telephone, who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you prepare for your assignments. You will be provided with all course materials in order to complete your TQUK LEVEL 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF) Qualification which will enable our Tutors to guide you through your course content. Full tutor support is offered throughout the course to ensure your learning outcomes are met to a satisfactory standard.

Study Time

The guided study hours to complete your TQUK LEVEL 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF) Qualification are an approximate figure and are dependent upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. You should allow enough time to complete assignments/ question papers to ensure satisfactory outcomes are met.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the TQUK LEVEL 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF) Qualification is: 80 hours.

You will have an initial 8 months in which to complete this qualification and after that you can extend for a further 4 months if required giving you a maximum time-scale of 12 months.

Who is this course for?

Anyone looking to become a Teaching Assistant or for current Teaching Assistants to gain a recognised qualification. (You are not required to have completed Level 2 before going onto the Level 3)


Over the age of 16 years and passionate about working with children as a Teaching Assistant/Classroom Assistant

Career path

Teaching Assistant, Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Classroom Support Assistant

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At 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.

What are CPD hours/points?

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, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

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.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

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.