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Teaching Assistant: Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate (QCF) Level 3
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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate (QCF Level 3) Course

The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools course is aimed at anyone looking to work in supporting teaching and learning in schools, for example as a teaching assistant. The primary function of a teaching assistant is to support the teacher in the classroom to ensure the pupils are able to derive the most benefit from each lesson.

Our teaching and learning course focuses on understanding, supporting, safeguarding and developing children and young people. It not only covers the theoretical knowledge underpinning the work of a teaching assistant, but it also requires a practical and competence-based element giving you the opportunity to conduct some of your learning in the workplace.

Upon successful completion of our NCFE Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 course you will receive a qualification listed on the QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: 501/0403/2). This course has been assigned 32 credits.

50-Hour Placement

In order to successfully complete this NCFE Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification you are required to complete a work placement of at least 50 hours. The placement is compulsory for this course and the student is responsible for arranging their placement.

Along with their first set of course materials, students will receive a comprehensive guide giving them plenty of information on what is required of them during the placement, how to set up the placement and the types of activities that they will be required to complete on the placement (including examples of the types of paperwork that will need to be submitted to your tutor for evidence).

The work placement needs to be for a period of at least 50 hours, though it can be longer if needed.

What Can I Do After Taking This Course?

Become a teaching assistant. After successfully completing our Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3, you could apply for a teaching assistant position within a nursery, infant or junior school, special school, secondary school or independent school, earning up to £18,000*/year.

Gain a promotion. If you are already working as a teaching assistant you may be eligible to work without supervision, for a promotion to Senior Teaching Assistant, SeniorLearning Support Assistant or Senior Special Educational Needs Assistant, and for an increase in pay.

Study for a foundation degree. If you wish to attend university and obtain a degree, you may be able to study for a foundation degree.

Build your career. If you wish to increase your responsibilities and build your teaching assistant career you could continue your teaching and learning courses to become anything from a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to a Teacher by progressing to:

  • NCFE Level 3 Certificate in cover Supervision of Pupils in Schools
  • NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools

*Source: Payscale.com, Sept 2012.

For more information about becoming a Teaching Assistant take a look at our Teaching Assistant Centre.

Is there government funding available for doing this course?

Yes, there is Government funding available for doing this course...

You can choose to fund this course privately, yourself, or you could get a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. Stonebridge has partnered with Dimensions Training Solutions, who are accountable to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Ofsted, to provide this course with Government backed funding. Through Dimensions Training Solutions, you can access your 19+ Advanced Learner Loan, if you meet the criteria. The two main conditions are:

  • You need to be aged 19 or over
  • You need to be a UK citizen.

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Would a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan make any difference to my course?

Yes, when you study using this kind of funding, "Dimensions Training Solutions" deliver your course and it does offer considerably more than the same one without the 19+ funding loan.

Enhanced course content

Six Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) modules are embedded in the content of your course: Maths, English, Digital Life Skills, Confidence, Resilience and Meeting Deadlines.

You can choose to study a further four: Workplace Ready, Initiative, Teamwork and Problem Solving. These are all designed to boost your personal skill level and help your career progression.

Additional personal support

A Student Support Officer (SSO) will be assigned to you, so you have a single point of contact throughout your course to support you with any admin issues.

Dimensions Training Solutions regularly update the SFA with details of study hours, and evidence of learning, in order to responsibly account for your course funding.

You will have an Individual Learning Plan with a set "finish date" and your SSO is there to encourage and help you stay on course. This is in addition to your Assessor, who assesses your work and provides personal constructive feedback.

The difference between courses funded by 19+ loan and privately funded courses when you enrol from the Stonebridge website
Features Course funded
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Learner Loan
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Personal Student Support Officer assigned to you
Personal Assessor Support assigned to you
Automatic embedding of 6 key Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) in course
10 EILS available
Course delivered by Dimensions Training Solutions
Course delivered by Stonebridge Associated Colleges
Individual Learning Plan with a set "finish date"
Flexible deadline to finish your course
Online study delivery
Postal study delivery
Payment in full or in instalments while you study
Eligibility requirement for loan
Nothing to pay until course is finished and you earn over £21,000 pa.

Courses on the Stonebridge website funded by 19+ Advanced Learner Loans are delivered by Dimensions Training Solutions

Dimensions Training Solutions are rated "Good" by Ofsted

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With paper based study we post out the course materials to you. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.

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When you study online you can quickly access your course material online and submit all of your question papers to your tutor online, using your unique student account. You have access to all of your course material immediately, and when you submit question papers, your tutor sends you an email containing your results and feedback.

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