Broadstairs College - Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning
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Qualification: Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning
Start date: 05/09/2023
End date: 08/07/2024
Weekly hours: 2.5
Location: Broadstairs
Fee: £2,225 Year 1, £1,417 Year 2 **
Duration: 38 Weeks

Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning

Perfect if you are looking to start your career as a teaching assistant in a specialist school.

What does this course involve?

This course is designed for those intending to work or volunteer in primary, secondary or special schools. It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting those with disabilities or special educational needs, and communication and professional relationships.

Modules covered include:

  • Communication and professional relationships
  • Schools as organisations
  • Support learning activities
  • Promote positive behaviour
  • Develop professional relationships
  • Promote quality, diversity and inclusion
  • Support assessment for learning
  • Understand child and young person development 
  • Engage in personal development
  • Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people
  • Support health and safety

This Study Programme will include English and maths at an appropriate level, and it will support the development of skills towards employability and suitability to progress onto the next level of study.

What qualifications do I need?

4 Cs or 4s including English and maths at Level 4.

You will also need to:  

  • Gain a voluntary or paid placement in an infant school of at least 12 hours per week
  • Have a full DBS for the setting
  • Provide a written letter from your placement stating that they will support your placement hours and allow our work placement assessors to visit and observe you in the setting


Assessment will be via the building of a portfolio of coursework and workplace assessments.


Progression routes include the Level 3 Early Years Educator course. Alternatively, you may wish to progress into employment.

Additional Information 

This course will take place on Tuesday evenings from 5pm - 7.30pm 



Entry Requirements

Please see our Group entry requirements

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

Ramsgate Road
Broadstairs, Kent
CT10 1PN

01843 605040