Kingston Maurward Business and IT


Course Title: Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
Course Code: SS011

Department: Kingston Maurward Business and IT
Course Type: Part Time

This qualification is for those members of the school workforce who directly support the teaching and learning of pupils. The qualification incorporates the units in the Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. Additional units cover the generic knowledge and skills required to work in a teaching assistant or similar role at Level 3.



Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)

Course Content

This is a knowledge based qualification suitable for all support staff roles in schools, including site staff, administrators and others, as well as those who work directly with children and young people. It seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding that all those working in a school setting will need and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context.

As it is a knowledge based qualification, it can be taken by candidates not yet employed in a school, as well as providing initial training or induction for those who are new in post.

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.