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Course Title: Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
Course Code: OR174

This is a new qualification for school support staff and replaces the existing NVQs in Support Work in Schools and Supporting Teaching and Learning. All of the qualifications in this suite have been informed by the National Occupational Standards in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.



Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)

Course Content

These qualifications will provide an understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools. They include learning about children and young people’s development, safeguarding their welfare and communication.

This is a qualification intended to provide the underpinning knowledge and understanding for those with a role in directly working with children or young people in schools.

Entry Requirements

Minimum age of 16. The Awarding Body does not set any other entry requirements but Centres may have their own guidelines.

Next Steps

Foundation Degree

Career Opportunities

The Award and Certificate are intended to prepare learners for employment. Supporting literacy and numeracy development, supporting a curriculum area, behaviour support, additional support needs, e.g., gifted and talented, special educational needs, bilingual support/English as an additional language, pastoral and welfare support, exam invigilation, extra-curricular activities, working with parents, learning guide, induction mentor and team leadership.