Teaching Assistant Level 3 Certificate


12 + 32 credits at Level 3

Who is the programme for?

The TQUK Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) and TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) provid

e learners with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them work in the following roles; teaching assistant, classroom assistant, learning support assistant, additional needs assistant, pastoral/welfare support assistant, bilingual support assistant or foundation stage assistant. The roles must be under the direction of the class teacher, whose lesson planning and day-to-day direction set the framework within which the individual works.

You can enrol at any time of the year. The programme will take 180 hours. There may also be days, evening and weekend provision dependant on demand.

Work at your own pace.

The online system provides 24/7 access to the assignments and assessor feedback. All of your assignments are completed and stored online and, as such, can be accessed from any venue with access to the internet. This means you can complete your award from work or home. Our assessors recognise that each candidate is unique and plan person-centred progress throughout with regular access to a personal-assessor. This is ideal for those who are nervous, or who have not completed formal education for a while, or who are just simply busy.

What will I study?

An individual record of training and development will be initiated. Any learning and professional needs will be identified, with a plan to address these being recorded and developed through an individual learning plan.

Learners must achieve a minimum of 12 credits from three mandatory unit groups. Group A is mandatory; Groups B and C contain optional units, some of which are taken from the Learning and Development suite.

Group A – 3 credits
Group B – a minimum of 6 credits
Group C – a minimum of 3 credits

TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) Learners must achieve 32 credits from 11 mandatory units to be awarded the TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)

The Learning Experience at Elite Training, Assessing & Development CIC

This Level 3 programme provides a quality learning experience delivered by dedicated full time staff that has extensive experience in the field of teacher training. Studying on a teacher training qualification at Elite Training, Assessing & Development CIC will provide you with the skills to develop in your career. Many employers are keen to recruit individuals that have achieved this qualification as it is well respected within the teaching profession. Studying on a teacher training qualification is engaging and rewarding and can lead to a whole range of fulfilling careers.

How is the programme assessed?

You will be assessed through ongoing assignments that will take place throughout the programme and completion of a successful micro-teaching session.

What do I need to enter the programme?

Learners must be at least 19 years of age at certification.
There are no specific entry requirements and learners do not need to have teaching practice hours to
achieve the qualification.
There may be a requirement, by a learner’s employer for them to hold a current CRB Certificate if they
currently or intend to work with learners who are covered by the CRB regulations. It is the learner’s
responsibility to seek advice from their employer regarding this, along with attending any necessary
Safeguarding information events.
Centres are responsible for ensuring the qualification is appropriate for the age and ability of the
There is no requirement for a learner to take the TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) if
they already hold an equivalent QCF qualification such as PTLLS, or an exempt qualification, which is
listed on the Standards Verification UK tariff:
There is no requirement for learners to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and personal skills
in literacy, language, numeracy and information communication technology (ICT), known as the
Minimum Core as part of the TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF). However those who
progress to the Level 4 Certificate and/or the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training are required to
demonstrate these skills.

Details can be found in the following guides:

LLUK (2007) Addressing literacy, language, numeracy and ICT needs in education and training:
Defining the minimum core of teachers’ knowledge, understanding and personal skills. A guide
for initial teacher education programmes.
LLUK (2007) Inclusive learning approaches for literacy, language, numeracy and ICT: Companion
guide to the minimum core.

Money matters:

The course fee is £750. For details of fee remission categories, please contact Elite Training, Assessing & Development CIC. We can provide a flexible learning and payment plan to suit your needs ‑ if you wish to discuss this with us, then please drop us a line, Telephone us on 01942 866462 or email: enquirieseatd@gmail.com.

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    Future prospects:

    Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:
     Intermediate/Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
     Level 3 Certificate in Cover Supervision of pupils in Schools
     Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
     Level 2 qualifications in Children’s Care, Learning and Development, Play Work or Youth Work Practice
     Structure
     TQUK Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)

    For further information on this course, or if you wish to register for this course, do not hesitate to contact us.