Kingston Maurward Business and IT


Course Title: Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
Course Code: SS002

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

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.

This course can be taken as a full Level 3 or as part of an advanced apprenticeship in supporting teaching and learning in schools.



Diploma in Specialist Support Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)

Course Content

This qualification is for those members of the school workforce who directly support teaching and learning of pupils in schools in an area that requires specialist knowledge and skills. The qualification incorporates the units in the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. Additional optional units cover specialisms which may be a feature of the role at Level 3.

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

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.