Childcare and Teacher Training

Childcare: Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 Distance Learning

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course has various start times throughout the year and will take 12 months to complete.

Entry requirements

The Award is suitable for those not yet working in a Level 3 school role but who could achieve at this level. Learners completing the Award do not need to be working.

You will achieve

You will achieve a Level 3 Award and Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.

Last updated: 28th September 2017

Course overview

These qualifications will provide an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools. They include learning about children and young people’s development, safeguarding their welfare and communication.

Course content

The learner must achieve 4 mandatory Level 3 units, totalling 12 credits. There are no exemptions, barred combinations or equivalent units.

Mandatory Units

  • Understanding child and young person development
  • Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people
  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Schools as organisations

How will I be assessed?

Your work will be assessed by a qualified and experienced assessor.

What equipment will I need?

The course is an E-portfolio using OneFile, access to a computer/laptop and internet will be required.

Where will I study?

You will study independently and access an online e-portfolio. You will be provided with guidance and advice and provided with feedback on your coursework. You can contact us online, by email and on the phone.

What can I do next?

This provides a direct progression route as any shared units completed can be transferred over and counted towards the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools. You will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills for the completion of the diploma.

How much does the course cost?

Course Fees: £319 Full Fee Payable.

Extra information

Full Fee Payable

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

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Childcare: Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 Distance Learning