Hartpury College

Level 3 Diploma Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools


Course Overview

The Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Diploma is designed to reflect the activities of those who provide direct support for teaching and learning in any type of school – primary (including foundation stage), secondary, special or pupil referral units. They cover the role of teaching assistants and have been broadened to include new roles and responsibilities such as cover supervision, exam invigilation, pastoral care and others.

Who should attend?

The Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools is a qualification 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.

Core mandatory units:

Understand child and young person development
Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people
Communication and professional relationships with children and young
Schools as organisations
Support children and young people's health and safety
Support learning activities
Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour
Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
Support assessment for learning
Engage in personal development in health, social care or children and young people’s settings

Entry Requirements


These courses may be charged lower fees due to funding subject to an eligibility assessment. Please contact the short course department to discuss whether you are eligible for lower prices.

In Brief


24 Months

Tuition fees

Course cost is £2225*

*Depending on you personal circumstances and previous qualifications, you may be entitled to government funding.

Start Date:

18th January 2017 



 9.30am - 12.30pm

This course is a maximum of 24 months but can be completed sooner.

When should I apply

Please call our short course department for an application form on 01452 702529
All applications will have to go through an interview process

How to apply

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