Support for Teaching & Learning

Level 3, NCFE Diploma

Duration: 15 months

Location: Benfleet

Days & Times: Wednesday, 5.30pm - 8.30pm

Start Date: Available throughout the year

Fee: £1,800† (Eligible for Advanced Learner Loan)

Course Description

The Level 3 NCFE Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools is for anyone wanting to work in a school or college environment, supporting students and class teachers.

You will learn how to prepare resources, complete observations and plan for activities.It will allow you to become a qualified Teaching Assistant in 15 months.

It can include working with children/young people with specific needs or intervention groups. 

If you have not completed a Level 3 course already, you may be eligible to study for FREE! Subject to funding, call 01268 882 618 for more information. Alternatively, you could be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to fund the cost of your course.


  • Communication and Professional Relationships
  • Schools as Organisations
  • Support Learning Activities
  • Promote Positive Behaviour
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Personal Development
  • Health and Safety
  • Child and Young Person Development
  • Safeguarding.

Optional Units will also include Special Education Needs and Cover Supervisor.

How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?

This is a competence based qualification which will see you assessed in a real work environment. Learners must therefore have a placement or employment within a school environment.

You will be taught in lessons each week, with workshop days to complete written evidence. Evidence will include observations, assignments, professional discussions, work products and expert witness statements.

There are no exams for this course.

What Could I Do Next?

You could progress on to a Teaching degree and university, or continue in your employment. You could become a Cover Supervisor if you have completed the optional unit as part of the course.

General Entry Requirements

You will need a 75% or above pass rate in Level 1 English and Maths - this will be assessed at your interview. 

You must also be working in a school or college at least 16 hours per week, this could be on a voluntary basis.

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