Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching in Schools L3 (full time)


In this course you will complete a placement and gain experience working in a primary school setting. How children and young people develop, safeguarding the well-being of children, promotion of equality and diversity, and promotion of positive behaviour and assessment of learning are just some of the subjects covered in this exciting advanced level course.

Course requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and maths or equivalent.
  • Clear criminal record validated by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
  • An interview and short assessment is also required.

What will I do?

The course is made up of 11 mandatory units study totaling 32 credits and additional optional units (usually 3) totaling 12 credits. The Mandatory units you will study are: – Understand child and young person development – Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people – Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults – Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people -Schools as organisations – Develop professional relationships with children and young people and adults – Support children and young people’s health and safety – Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour – Support assessment for learning – Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings – Support learning activities. You must also complete work a placement and gain experience working in a primary school setting. The college work placement officer will arrange the placement for you. Due to the nature of the course and qualification it is a requirement that all students have a clear Direct Barring Scheme check (DBS).

What will it give me?

The course will give you a Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.

Materials needed

Polo shirt with College logo.

What can I do when I finish?

Opportunity to apply to be considered for progression to Foundation degree in Education and Care or Employment such as Teaching Assistant or Support Assistant.

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