Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship Programme

The Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) has been designed to extend the work-related focus of the Level 3 and Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF).

There is a wide range of optional units covering different aspects of supporting teaching and learning, which allows the learner a choice to select units in a specialist area, or to spread their choice of units across several specialist areas. 

There is also the potential for the qualification to prepare learners for employment in a particular vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a specific area of work. The qualification has also been designed to assess the knowledge and competence required to work in the sector and also forms part of the Skillsfirst Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.

The Level 3 apprenticeship programme is divided into 2 distinct areas of study, the diploma in specialist support for teaching and learning in schools plus functional skills which include English, maths and ICT.  You will be supported and guided throughout the training and assessment by your tutor.

Topics covered within the diploma include :-

  • Safeguarding
  • Child development
  • Support learning activities
  • Communication & developing professional relationships
  • Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour
  • Schools as organisations
  • Improve own and team’s practice in schools
  • Health & safety
  • Equality & diversity

In addition you will choose optional subjects that reflect the work you carry out within the school.

You will also work towards the achievement of the following functional skills:

  • English level 2
  • Maths level 2
  • ICT level 2
  • Employees rights and responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal learning and thinking styles (PLTS)

The Learning and Assessment Process

Throughout your programme you will supported by your tutor who will provide training, coaching, 1:1 assessment and progress reviews.  You will be continually assessed, completing a variety of assessment activities that will contribute to the achievement of your diploma.  Functional skills will be assessed by way of online exams at appropriate stages within your programme.


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