Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (5329)

Last Updated: 07 Sep 2016
A suite of qualifications which measure the knowledge and skills required to meet the support needs of primary, secondary and special needs schools. Achieving one of the qualifications demonstrates an individual's ability relating to pupil welfare, care, behaviour and learning.
The qualifications are suitable for those already working as learning support staff in schools.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Depending on the level you choose, you'll cover things like:

  • promoting positive behaviour
  • supporting pupils
  • using information and communication technology
  • helping with children's social development.

For further information on how you will be taught, please speak to your training provider.

Assessment will be via assignments, case studies, observations of work practices, expert witness testimonies, simulation and professional discussion.

Which Level is right for me?

Level 2
You are already working in a school and want a qualification that proves your skills and helps you develop your career.

Level 3
You have significant experience as a school support worker and wish to move into a more specialised role - in administration, learning support or management.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

On completion of these qualifications, you can gain a role supporting staff in schools.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

There are no eligibility requirements.

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you are already working in a school and want a qualification that proves your skills and helps you develop your career.

There are three qualifications to choose from at this level:

  • Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools
  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting the Wider Curriculum in Schools.

To complete the Level 2 Award, learners must achieve nine credits from the mandatory units and three credits from the optional units available. Units include:

  • Child and young person development (2 credits)
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people (2 credits)
  • Schools as organisations (3 credits).

Level 2 certificates are also comprised of both mandatory and optional units, including:

  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people (3 credits)
  • Help improve own and team practice in schools (3 credits)
  • Support children and young people's positive behaviour (2 credits)
  • Provide displays in schools (3 credits)
  • Provide support for therapy sessions (2 credits).

For a full list of mandatory and optional units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

On completion of these qualifications, you can gain a role supporting staff in schools.

Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools (5329-20)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools

  • Accreditation No: 501/1128/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 12 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 80 - 85 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (5329-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

  • Accreditation No: 501/1136/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 30 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 180 - 192 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting the Wider Curriculum in Schools (5329-22)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting the Wider Curriculum in Schools

  • Accreditation No: 501/1129/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 20 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 125 - 137 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you have significant experience as a school support worker and wish to move into a more specialised role - in administration, learning support and management.

There are four qualifications to choose from at this level:

  • Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 3 Certificate in Cover Supervision
  • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.

The Award is comprised of mandatory units, including:

  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults (2 credits)
  • Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people.

Units for the longer Certificates include:

  • Support learning activities (4 credits)
  • Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people (2 credits)
  • Support assessment for learning (4 credits).

To achieve the Diploma, you must complete both mandatory and optional units. Optional units have been divided into the following six groups:

  • Group A - Supporting learning
  • Group B - English as an additional language
  • Group C - Special educational needs
  • Group D - Providing pastoral support
  • Group E - Supporting the wider work of the school
  • Group F - Working with colleagues.

For a full list of units and requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

On completion of these qualifications, you can gain a role supporting staff in schools.

Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (5329-30)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

  • Accreditation No: 501/1132/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 12 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 80 - 80 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (5329-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

  • Accreditation No: 501/1123/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 32 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 180 - 180 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Cover Supervision of Pupils in Schools (5329-32)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 3 Certificate in Cover Supervision of Pupils in Schools

  • Accreditation No: 501/1395/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 30 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 185 - 185 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (5329-33)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools

  • Accreditation No: 501/1394/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 44 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 232 - 286 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

Smart Screen

SMARTSCREEN IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

SmartScreen is our online portal for tutor, assessors and learners that provides unit-specific support materials and tutor forums to complement the delivery and learning experience

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Learning Assistant

LEARNING ASSISTANT IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

Learning Assistant is an innovative and cost effective e-portfolio solution that allows colleges and training providers to dramatically improve the delivery of their vocational qualifications.

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