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Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools Diploma Level 3

You will study topics like safeguarding and how to plan, deliver and review assessment strategies to support the teacher as well as bilingual and special needs support, personal development and reflective practice. It is suitable for teaching assistants, learning support assistants, parent support advisors, learning mentors or those in similar roles at level 3.

Course Info

Level 3 - Advanced
Subject Area
Course Type
Adult Part-Time
Matthew Boulton College
Next Start Date
Course Length
33 weeks

Entry Requirements

You will need to be working at level 2 English or hold a GCSE grade C/4 or above. You will also need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement for a minimum of 16 hours per week. Complete Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks will be required. The full time 16-18 & HE courses cover DBS as part of the induction. Learners must be 19 years and over.

Delivery and Assessment

Assessment of skills in the Real Working environment is facilitated by an assessor alongside knowledge units which are assessed by a tutor.


This course will allow you to work in roles that offer specialist support for pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools.

Career Opportunities

  • Teachers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Trainers