Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning

UK Accredited Courses

Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Syllabus overview

This qualification is aimed at learner’s working in roles that offer specialist support for pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools, as well as colleges. Learner will be provided with the understanding and knowledge needed to collaborate with colleagues in preparing lessons and deliver planned activities in a safe, supportive, and structured way.

  • To understand how to competently carry out the role of a teaching assistant
  • Learn how to provide support to children and young people in their learning
  • Develop essential communication skills to work with individuals of all abilities and needs
  • Develop essential knowledge for working in a school environment
  • Become a fully qualified teaching assistant


Course Duration

15 days – 84 credit hours


Unit 1: Schools and colleges as organisations
Unit 2: Support health and safety in a learning environment
Unit 3: Understand how to safeguard children and young people
Unit 4: Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
Unit 5: Understand how children and young people develop
Unit 6: Support positive behaviour in children and young people
Unit 7: Support children and young people during learning activities
Unit 8: Support English and maths skills
Unit 9: Support the use of ICT in the learning environment
Unit 10: Support assessment for learning
Unit 11: Engage in personal and professional development
Unit 12: Support children and young people’s speech, language and communication
Unit 13: Understand how to support bilingual learners
Unit 14: Understand how to support learning of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
Unit 15: Support children and young people during transitions
Unit 16: Support the role of play, leisure and extra-curricular activities for children and young people