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Who is the course for

This more advanced course is for those who are in paid work in a learning support capacity e.g. as a teaching assistant in a primary, secondary, special or hospital school. Potential candidates must be supporting teaching and learning in a school in a paid capacity for at least 10 hours a week and need to have been in that role for a minimum of six months prior to starting the course. You will need to be working in a role that allows you to demonstrate those learning outcomes relating to practice in your day to day work.

Course Content

Level 3 Diploma in specialist support for teaching and learning. This qualification incorporates units from the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and learning in Schools and requires candidates to supplement these with credits achieved from a range of specialist units, Unit 301 Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults, Unit 302Schools as organisations, Unit 303 Support learning activities. This qualification is broadly equivalent to the level 3 NVQ in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (7329) which it replaces. 32 Credits

Study Methods

Theory, assignment and work based observations

How is the course assessed

Achievement, taught and work based assessments. There is no exam. 85% attendance is required.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Higher Level Teaching Assistant status, Adult learning support or supporting children and young people outside the mainstream school system. Behaviour management and counselling roles, assessor roles.

More Information

This course requires an informal interview. To arrange an assessment and interview time of for more infromation please contact Jo Boyles on 01895 853610 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated: 28 July 2017.

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to: Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

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