TQUK Level 3 Award/ Certificate/ Specialist Diploma Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools STLS
Qualification Level: 3
Awarding Body: TQUK
Regulated Qualification (QRN) Number: Certificate: 601/2728/4; Specialist Diploma: 601/4423/3
Placement Required: Yes
Recognised Qualification: Yes. RQF
Entry Requirements: L2 Literacy and Numeracy preferred
Minimum Age: 16 Years
Duration: Total qualification time is 320 / 440 hours. Enrolment period is for up to 12 months.
Payment types: Instalments available.
Resources included: Full tutor support, workplace observation and assessment, online learning materials and student support forum
This qualification is aimed at learners employed in a teaching assistant role or who wish to work in a teaching assistant role.
You may want to think about getting your English and Maths qualifications to if you do not have a Grade C in English and Maths. We can offer Functional Skills as part of your course, if you wish to up skill in these areas.
The TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) to develop the knowledge and competence of learning support staff whose working role is in a specialist area and/or across a varied range of responsibilities. Learners will be working under the direction of a teacher who has overall responsibility for teaching and learning in the classroom.
They will contribute to planning, implementing and evaluating learning activities and will work alongside the teacher to support whole class activities, as well as working on their own with individual, or groups of, pupils. Job titles may include: teaching assistant; classroom assistant; learning support assistant; additional needs assistant; pastoral/welfare support assistant; bilingual support assistant; foundation stage assistant; learning guide; learning coach; induction mentor; team leader.
This course requires you to undertake a placement of 200 hours (certificate), or 300 hours (Specialist Diploma), within which you will be able to learn and demonstrate your skills of learning support within an educational establishment.
Your placement needs to be within a school, college or training environment within Key Stages 1-5 or in the the EYFS.
Don't worry if you do not have a placement right away. You can enjoy the learning experience and then put your knowledge into action at any point through the programme.
The Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualifications are a suite of nested qualifications where you can achieve an award, certificate or diploma in STLS, or indeed you may progress through and choose one qualification at a time.
Unit 1: Communication and professional relationships
Unit 2: Schools as Organisations
Unit 3: Understand Child and Young Person Development
Unit 4: Understand how to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People
Unit 5: Support Assessment for Learning
Unit 6: Support Learning Activities
Unit 7: Engage in Personal Development
Unit 8: Promote Positive Behaviour
Unit 9: Support Health and Safety
Unit 10: Develop Professional Relationships
Unit 11: Promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
For the Specialist Diploma the above units, plus you will be able to select a pathway suitable to your needs:
Placement Activities: You will complete a placement log for 200/300 hours, a practice record and also plan a range of activities that you can complete with the children. If you are employed, a contract can be used as evidence instead of a placement log.
PDP and CPD: You will complete a Personal Development Plan and Create a Continuing Professional Development
Practical evidence will be signed off by a suitably qualified mentor within your setting. A final professional discussion will also be conducted with your NCCE Assessor.
Successful learners can progress to employment within primary, special and secondary schools in both the state and independent sectors where there are opportunities to take on a wider range of responsibilities or to move into other roles across the wider children's workforce e.g. child care, play work or youth work. Specialist roles may be applicable, dependant on the specialist optional units taken.
Learners can also progress to other qualifications such as: