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TQUK Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Level 3 Cert (RQF)

This Teaching Assistant course Level 3 is available to learners aged 16+ who are interested in working within a school as a teaching assistant, classroom assistant or learning support assistant in key stage 1 or above.

The aims of the teaching assistant course level 3 certificate are to enable students to understand the roles and responsibilities, to those involved in supporting teaching and learning in schools and provides an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to do this effectively in a self-directed way.

Upon completion, this course will fully qualify you as a Level 3 Teaching Assistant. 

Qualification: RQF 
Support: 1-year support included 
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year
Ofsted Accepted
Recognised: By Schools 
Price: Interest-Free Finance

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Course Details

Course Syllabus

Learners will complete 11 units of study in total as listed below.
11 tutor marked assignments to complete

Understand children and young person development

Understand the expected pattern of development for children & young people from birth – 19 years
Understand the factors that influence children & young peoples development and how these affect practice
Understand how to monitor children & young peoples development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern
Understand the importance of early intervention to support the speech, language and communication needs of children & young people

Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people

Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies & procedures for safeguarding children & young people
Understand the importance of working in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children & young people
Understand the importance of ensuring children & young people’s safety and protection in the work setting
Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been bullied
Understand how to work with children & young people to support their safety and wellbeing
Understand the importance of e-safety for children & young people

Support children and young peoples safety

Understand how to plan and provide environments and services that support children & young people’s safety
Be able to recognise and manage risks to health, safety and security in a work setting or off site visits
Understand how to support children & young people to assess and manage risks for themselves
Understand appropriate responses to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness in work settings and off site visits

Engage in personal development in children & young peoples settings

Understand what is required for competence in own work role
Be able to reflect on practice
Be able to evaluate own performance
Be able to agree a personal development plan
Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development

Support learning activities

Be able to contribute to planning learning activities
Be able to prepare for learning activities
Be able to support learning activities
Be able to report and observe on learner participation and progress
Be able to contribute to the evaluation of learning activities
Be able to evaluate own practice in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy and IT

Promote children and young peoples positive behaviour

Understand policies and procedures for promoting children & young people’s positive behaviour
Be able to promote positive behaviour
Be able to manage inappropriate behaviour
Be able to respond to challenging behaviour
Be able to contribute to reviews of behaviour & behaviour policies

Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults

Be able to develop professional relationships with children & young people
Be able to communicate with children & young people
Be able to develop professional relationships with adults
Be able to support children & young people in developing relationships
Be able to comply with policies and procedures for confidentiality, sharing information and data protection

Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

Be able to promote equality and diversity in work with children & young people
Understand the impact of prejudice and discrimination into children & young people
Be able to support inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children & young people

Support assessment for learning

Understand the purpose and characteristics of assessment for learning
Be able to use assessment strategies to promote learning
Be able to support learners in reviewing their learning strategies and achievements
Be able to contribute to reviewing assessment for learning

Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults
Understand how to communicate with children, young people and adults
Understand legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including date protection

Schools as organisations

Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education
Understand how schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities
Understand school ethos, mission, aims and values
Know about the legislation affecting schools


Entry Requirements

No previous qualifications are required.

A placement either employed or voluntary is required for a minimum of 1 day per week for the duration of the whole Course. The placement must be in a classroom setting (Reception or above). International Students must be based in a school that follows the UK Curriculum

Be aged 16 Years or above
Possess a solid knowledge of the English language
Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
Basic computer skills: e.g. Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
Have a genuine desire to succeed

Qualification Awarded

TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF)

Qualification ref:  601/2728/4
Credit value: 32
Awarding body: TQUK – Training Qualifications the UK

Training Qualifications UK

This course provides successful students with a fully recognised qualification from TQUK, listed on the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework). TQUK is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the office of the qualifications and examinations regulator (OFQUAL) in England and the examinations and assessment (CCA) in Northern Ireland.

Please note: This qualification is not recognised in Scotland or Wales. 

Course Duration

This course comes with 12 months of support included:

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 180 Hours
Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 320 Hours

On average, learners will complete this course within 10 months.

Study Method

UK Open College Support Desk

UK Open College Support Desk

Your initial study pack will be posted to you within 7 days of making payment. Your course pack will contain all you need to start your course, including your course lessons, tutor details, support contact details and student study guide.

Learners are then able to prepare their assignments using a word processing program ready to be emailed directly to their tutor for marking.  Using our online learning platform, you can access all of your correspondence, access sample assignments, FAQ’s and general course guidance. Our platform can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection 24/7.


Tutors & Support

All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this, you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.


Learners will be required to complete a series of tutor-marked assignments (normally 1 after each unit) as they progress through this course. Each assignment will contain a variety of tasks/questions. These assignments are assessed by your tutor to monitor progress. You will be provided with constructive feedback to help you in completing each unit to the required standard.

There is no examination to complete as the course is completed using a continual assessment.

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*NUS/TOTUM Student cards are only available to students who are studying a fully recognised RQF/QCF course of 120 study hours or more. £12 fee per year applies.

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Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest-free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions:

Aged 18 and above (Maximum age 75)
Permanent resident in the UK
Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
Hold a valid UK credit or debit card

Please note: We do not carry out credit checks

Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditions. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872.

Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered.

14 Day Money Back Guarantee

Once received at your requested delivery address, you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If for any reason you are not happy, simply return your course pack unused for a refund.*

*Minus postage. An admin fee is deducted from any deposit refunded if a finance plan is arranged and then cancelled.

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