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

Are you a teaching assistant looking to gain new skills? The Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate (RQF) Level 3 is suited to anyone who is passionate about helping young people to reach their academic potential. Level 3 teaching assistants play a key role by working one-to-one with pupils and supporting teachers to manage their workloads.

This distance learning qualification looks in-depth at how to safeguard children and encourage their development in class. Through home study, you’ll explore topics including planning learning activities and using assessment strategies. Find out how to reflect on your role and evaluate your own progress as a teaching assistant. The course will help you to build the confidence you need to work with all age groups.

Placement Information

Stonebridge College’s Level 3 course is made up of a combination of online theory and a school placement. Your work experience can be paid or unpaid and could be in a primary, junior or secondary school. Completing a placement will give you the chance to apply your knowledge to real situations. Benefit from interactive content and dedicated support from a personal tutor throughout your studies.

We ask that you undertake a minimum of 50 hours work experience. The placement will require you to be working with learners between the ages of four and 16. We are also happy for you to support children in academies as well as mainstream, independent or specialist settings. Please note: the work experience cannot be achieved in any of the following settings:

  • Nursery
  • Pre-school
  • After School Club
  • Holiday Club
  • College
  • University
  • Any other external learning sources i.e. open learning colleges, Sunday schools etc.

What can I do after the Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate (RQF) Level 3

Once you have finished your qualification, you can go on to apply for a teaching assistant role or progress in your current position. Take on more responsibility in the classroom and impress your employer with your commitment to self-development. Teaching assistants can be based in state, private or special schools, earning up to £18,000 per annum.

With further distance learning courses or training, you could be promoted to work as a higher level teaching assistant. With an increased salary and daily tasks including leading classes, you can develop your career. There is also scope to focus on one area of learning support, with opportunities to work with children with special needs, or English as a second language.

Some Stonebridge graduates go on to study a PGCE at university and achieve qualified teacher status. You could also take on a variety of roles in education, includingin tutoring, admin or training.

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If you are ready to take the next step click on the "ENROL" button below or request a callback from one of our careers advisors for more information


* There’s 25% OFF all courses, we’ve added another 20% giving you up to 40% OFF – Offer ends midnight Monday 30th April.

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We’ve tried to make it easy as possible for you to register onto one of our courses. We understand that not everyone always has the cash needed, to pay for their course upfront, at the time when they want to start their course. So we offer different ways to pay to help you spread the cost over a longer period.

We also allow you to choose whether you want to study your course via the traditional paper based method or online study where you have access to all your course materials immediately. When you proceed through the checkout process you will be given the option to select your preferred method of study.

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Cashback: £100.00
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Payments: No payments until salary reaches £21,000
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*Cashback will be paid to you once you have finished paying for your course in full. For more information, please see our cash back terms and conditions. The total amount payable over the term’s period, is no more than the total cash price of the course. (APR = 0%). Written quotations are available on request.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Consumer Credit License: 673930).

If you opt to study via the paper based method there is an additional postage charge which will be highlighted during the checkout. (Royal Mail First Class = £10 per course or Royal Mail Second Class = £5 per course).

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 Learning Curve Group, who are accountable to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Ofsted, to provide this course with Government backed funding. Through Learning Curve Group, 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, "Learning Curve Group" 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.

Learning Curve Group 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
by 19+ Advanced
Learner Loan
Course funded Privately
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 Learning Curve Group
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
Only a registration fee to pay until course is finished and you earn over £21,000 pa.

Selected courses on the Stonebridge website funded by 19+ Advanced Learner Loans are delivered by Learning Curve Group

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