Level 3 - Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

A suite of qualifications which measure the knowledge and skills required to meet the support needs of primary, secondary and special needs schools. Achieving one of the qualifications demonstrates an individual's ability relating to pupil welfare, care, behaviour and learning. The qualifications are suitable for those already working as learning support staff in schools or those aspiring to be one.

Unit 1 - Communication & professional relationships with children, young people & adults

This unit provides the knowledge and understanding which underpins effective communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults. 

Unit 2 - Schools as Organisations

This unit aims to prepare the learner for working in a school. It covers knowledge and understanding of the structure of education, how schools are organised, school ethos, mission, aims and values, legislative and policy frameworks and the wider context in which schools operate. 

Unit 3 - Understand Child and Young Person Development

This unit provides knowledge and understanding of how children and young people from birth to 19 years develop, including underpinning theoretical perspectives. It also includes actions taken when differences in development are identified and the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development.

Unit 4 - Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People

This unit is about the way in which you safeguard the well-being of children and young people. You will need to be aware of health and safety issues as well as those around e-safety and child protection. You will need to have a clear understanding of your role and what you should do in different situations, and of the roles and responsibilities of others both within and outside the school.

Award Induction - Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

This induction unit aims to introduce you to a qualification which measures the knowledge and skills required to meet the support needs of primary, secondary and special needs schools. Achieving one of the qualifications demonstrates an individual's ability relating to pupil welfare, care, behaviour and learning. The qualifications are suitable for those already working as learning support staff in schools or those aspiring to be one.