Have you always wanted to become a teaching assistant but lacked the confidence to apply for the job? Are you already working in a school setting but haven’t got the formal qualifications to progress your career? Then this Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning is the ideal qualification to pave the way to your success in the world of teaching and education.

Designed to give you the key practical skills and theoretical insights required to excel in a support role, this teaching assistant course offers the best opportunity to develop professionally and secure a future of working in education. By investing in your own training, you will be ready to support children and help them achieve their academic and personal potential.

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 will introduce you to the role and responsibilities of a teaching assistant. Modules on child development and the safeguarding of young people will teach you the best care for children and adolescents, whilst units on school organisation and professional relationships will offer you insight into policies and procedures of the school environment. Along with this, the study of teaching strategies, assessment planning and learning techniques will prepare you for the everyday classroom routine. By the end of this teaching assistant course, you will be equipped with a full teaching assistant skillset.

Whatever your professional background, this Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning TA course will get you up to speed and ready to work with children in any school environment.

Modules:

Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

(F/601/3327, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 10 hours; Credits: 2)

  • Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Understand how to communicate with children, young people and adults
  • Understand legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection

 

Schools as organisations

(A/601/3326, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 3)

  • Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education
  • Understand how schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities
  • Understand school ethos, mission, aims and values
  • Know about the legislation affecting schools
  • Understand the purpose of school policies and procedures
  • Understand the wider context in which schools operate

Understand Child and Young Person Development

(L/601/1693, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 30 hours; Credits: 4)

  • Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth – 19 years.
  • Understand the factors that influence children and young people’s development and how these affect practice.
  • Understand how to monitor children and young people’s development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern.
  • Understand the importance of early intervention to support the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people.
  • Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development.

Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People

(Y/601/1695, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 25 hours; Credits: 3)

  • Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people.
  • Understand the importance of working in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people.
  • Understand the importance of ensuring children and young people’s safety and protection in the work setting.
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed.
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been bullied.
  • Understand how to work with children and young people to support their safety and wellbeing.
  • Understand the importance of e-safety for children and young people.

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