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Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Certificate Level 3

  • Overview of the course

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    This course is an accredited course aimed at those who are established in supporting in schools and wish to take on more responsibilities. The course will enable learners to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills when supporting teaching and learning in the school environment. It is suitable for learners working or volunteering in roles that support pupils’ learning including teaching assistants, learning support assistants and special needs assistants. Learners must be a minimum age of 18.
  • What you'll learn

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    You will learn about a variety of subjects, including: develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults; promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people; support assessment for learning.
  • Entry requirements

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    Grade A-C English Language or Adult Literacy Level 2 Certificate (Original certificates have to be produced).
    1 day per week in a school placement as a volunteer.
    Completed enhanced disclosure.
    A Level 2 qualification in Teaching Assistants or a related subject will also be required for entry onto the Level 3 course.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    It will be internally assessed by a range of methods. This may include: a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or witness statements.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    You will need to attend an Information Event and undertake a short, basic written assessment. Once you have attended an event and completed an application form, we will invite you to book a telephone interview.

    In order to gain employment as a Teaching Assistant you must have a GCSE grade A*-C 9-4 English Language or equivalent. If you need to study a GCSE alongside this course we can help you with that.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Whilst all our buildings remain closed to keep our staff, learners and visitors safe please contact us via our LiveChat service on our website or send a message to
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details we will send you a text with a link to book a telephone interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Course Fees

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    Other fees: £1417.00
  • Future opportunities

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    Successful completion may enable you to progress onto the Foundation Degree, or paid employment in Primary Schools or Secondary Schools.
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update

    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    All conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):


    Whilst Coronavirus restrictions are in place, the best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We will endeavor to staff this service from 10am – 3.30pm, Monday to Fridays.
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is very important to us and with the continued situation, related to the coronavirus outbreak, there will be an increased emphasis on study outside the classroom during the 2020/21 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during directed study or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Time:

    17:00 - 21:00
    4.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    20 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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