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This is a part-time course, one-day per week for 36-weeks. The course is designed for teaching assistants already in work or with a substantial voluntary placement. It is suitable for primary and secondary schools, and colleges (age range 5yrs+).
If successful you will be awarded the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    • Level 2 English
    • Level 2 Maths (or working towards)
    • Primary, secondary school or college placement (paid or voluntary) secured by you for the duration of the course. The recommended total minimum hours:100hrs, ideally one day a week.
    • DBS ? you will be responsible for this.
    • Relevant Level 2 qualification (e.g. Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning or an Early Years qualification).
    • Completion of an initial assessments that indicates an appropriate level of English.

    Assessment Method

    You will build a portfolio of evidence that will include written assignments, presentations, projects, and direct observations within the workplace. This will also include your placement hours. There is no final examination.

    Aims of the course

    To provide an understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children and young people in a school and college environment. This will include learning about children and young people's development, safeguarding their welfare, and communication and professional relationships. It will also provide opportunities to acquire/further develop a number of practical and technical skills.

    Progression Opportunities

    Successful completion of this course can lead to paid employment and/or additional responsibilities within the workplace.


    The model of delivery will be a mix of classroom-based and online learning. You will have access to our VLE site (Google Tools) that will provide you with a range of materials and resources to support your learning whilst on this course. Individual tutorial support is available. Additional learning support is also available, if required.

    Career Options

    Teaching Profession

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 20/09/2021
End Date 01/07/2022


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 1,417 p/year
24+ £1,417 p/year
International £3,240 p/year

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After a very successful year in Level 1 ESOL, Eka started her career path with a teaching assistant job in a primary school in Bromley. She is very happy and sees this as an opportunity to inspire and motivate children and to continue improving her own English skills, wherever possible.

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One highlight of my time at university has been the opportunity to meet professionals in my field whose work and research has completely changed my perspective of the world we live in.

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