Teaching Assistant
Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Level 3 Award (RQF)

“Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools” level 3 course is suitable for all support staff roles in schools. 

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What is the Teaching Assistant Level 3 Award ?

The course aims to enable learners to understand the roles and responsibilities of those involved in supporting teaching and learning in schools.
It prepares students to support the Teacher and the delivery of curriculum within a school, as well as developing skills to help children and young people to develop self-esteem, independence and to acquire the skills of learning. Fully recognised & accepted by OFSTED.

This course also helps to further develop professional and technical skills and knowledge and aims to deliver an understanding of the importance of positive relationships within a school. It will develop your knowledge and understanding of all the critical areas you need in a school setting, including the safeguarding of children, communication skills, and understanding the school context and environment.

Learners will complete 4 units of study as listed below.

  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Schools as organisations
  • Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people
  • Understand child & young person development

Entry Requirements

There are no previous qualifications required. However, students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

  • 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

Students do not require a placement to complete this course. 

Course Duration

This course comes with 12 months of support included:

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 80 Hours
Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 120 Hours

On average, learners will complete this course within 4 months.

Our Policy

At The Big Teacher we operate a policy of honesty, our prices are all inclusive of the following:

  • Access to our user friendly e-learning platform
  • Outstanding tutor support
  • Course materials
  • Certification

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