Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLS)

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Course overview

This course is delivered by remote online delivery and online support sessions with your dedicated expert Tutor.

By completing this course you will achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools.

The Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools is aimed at support workers and teaching assistants in schools who directly support teachers in the teaching and learning of pupils.

This qualification provides the knowledge and understanding needed to work directly with children or young people in schools.

Learners will support the assessment for learning, developing relationships, promoting equality and diversity and understanding how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people.

Our expert tutor will deliver this course one stage at a time via online sessions, allowing you to focus on each subject area of practice in detail. SS&L can also offer 121 online and face-to-face support sessions throughout your programme.

Course assessment

Your dedicated personal Tutor will guide and mentor you through your learning programme.

Your dedicated personal tutor will support you through assessing your work and provide you with constructive feedback regularly, to help you produce the standard of evidence required for this qualification.

Learners must complete a total of 43 credits to achieve this qualification. 32 credits from Mandatory Group M and 11 credits from Groups A-F.

During your course you will complete all workbooks and coursework to the correct standard to evidence and achieve this award. Additional activities in this course include assignments, observations, review, witness records, reflective accounts.

Course progression

On achievement of this qualification, learners will gain experience and knowledge of the education system and support provided in schools in order to train further as a SENCO, specialist support worker or go on to a teaching role.

Once you have achieved this course you can access the wide variety of SS&L courses.

Need to know…

Entry Requirements:

To study for this qualification, you will need to be working or volunteering in a School as a Teaching Assistant for at least 15 hours.

You should have experience of completing a Level 2 qualification in a School or Education related subject area, but this is not essential.

Learners will need to have the equivalent of Level 2 literacy and numeracy skills to support children and young people in schools.

To join this course, you will need access to an internet enabled device like a PC, laptop, smart phone or tablet. Please talk to us if you do not have access to any of these devices.

The coursework for this award can be completed electronically or manually. Those learners with access to a PC, laptop or tablet with Microsoft Windows or Apple software should be able to access the editable workbooks required for the course evidence.

Learner Loan Eligibility

You must be 19 or older on the first day of your course.

Your course must be:

· a Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 qualification, for example A Levels or graduate certificate

· at an approved college or training provider in England

Ask your college or training provider if you do not know if your course is eligible.

Your nationality or residency status

In most cases, all of the following must apply. You must:

· be living in the UK on the first day of your course

· be a UK national or have ‘settled status’ (this means there are no restrictions on how long you can stay)

· have been living in the UK for 3 years before starting your course

Fee information:

Applicants for this course may be eligible to apply for an advanced learner loan. Find out more about fees and funding.

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