Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Course overview

Within every educational institution, a large part of the workforce is made up of staff who support the teaching and learning of students. The presence and specific expertise of support staff are highly valued by teachers and students alike, both enhancing the learning experience for pupils and reinforcing the work of educators. This qualification focusses on providing learners with the key information needed to effectively support teaching staff throughout an educational institution, including understanding the development of children and young people, how to promote positive behaviour, supporting learning activities and ensuring the well-being and safety of students.

Who is suitable?

This course is suitable for anyone currently working, within the education sector, in order to increase their understanding of ways in which they can provide effective and valuable support to educators and students alike.

Learning method

This course is available:

  • Online

The online course is available on our online learning platform, with the following features:

  • Exciting and engaging content
  • Interactivity – featuring videos and games to enhance learning
  • Virtual tutors who offer hints, tips and guidance throughout the course

What you will learn

This course is split into 11 manageable units:

1: Understand child and young person development

2: Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people

3: Support children and young people’s health and safety

4: Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

5: Support learning activities

6: Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour

7: Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults

8: Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

9: Support assessment for learning

10: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

11: Schools as organisations.


  • Gain a nationally-recognised qualification
  • Improve your skills to help create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry
  • Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing learners to choose when and where to study
  • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure learners have the support needed to succeed.

During your online learning course with LLC, you will be allocated a personal tutor who will support you every step of the way. In addition, you will have access to additional support when you need it to make sure you can be successful with your studies. Our online learning materials are high quality, interactive and accessible in different formats to ensure you will be successful with whatever you choose to study.

This course is funded through the adult learning loan – find more information here. Alternatively, you can self-fund, payments in instalments are available, please contact us for further details.


LLC Online Learning is a way of accessing qualifications and courses, fully supported by a personal tutor but without attending lessons in a classroom setting. This means you can complete your studies in the comfort of your own home, giving you the opportunity to recap on your studies as often as you need to.

Start Dates

You can start and complete your studies at any time that suits you.



If you are interested in applying, please complete the following quick form and we will be in contact to support you with your application. You will receive useful information about whether you are eligible for government funding, course fees and much more.

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