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Diploma in Specialist Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 3 at EKC Group

Course description

Perfect if you are looking to start your career as a Teaching Assistant in a specialist school.

Course content

This course is designed for those intending to work or volunteer in primary, secondary or special schools. It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting those with disabilities or special educational needs, and communication and professional relationships.

  • Communication and professional relationships
  • Schools as organisations
  • Support learning activities
  • Promote positive behaviour
  • Develop professional relationships
  • Promote quality, diversity and inclusion
  • Support assessment for learning
  • Understand child and young person development 
  • Engage in personal development
  • Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people
  • Support health and safety

This Study Programme will include English and maths at an appropriate level, and it will support the development of skills towards employability and suitability to progress onto the next level of study.

Entry requirements

4 Cs or 4s including English at level 4 and maths at level 4.


Assessment will be by the building of a portfolio of coursework and by workplace assessments.

Financial information

If you are 16-18yrs old at the start of the course your course will be free. There may be payments needed for trips, visits and other materials. For adult learner(over 19yrs) then financial support towards the costs of your course may be available. 

Please contact Support Services on:

Broadstairs: 01843 605062 (or e-mail 

Folkestone: 01303 858216 (or e-mail 

If you are aged 24 or over you may be eligible for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. For more information please visit 

Please note: for those claiming state working age benefit this course is classed as part-time.

Future opportunities

Progression routes include the Level 3 Early Years Educator course. Alternatively, you may wish to progress into employment.


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 27 February 2018
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    • EKC Group's Broadstairs College is  located on the Isle of Thanet in Broadstairs, Kent on the southeast coast of the United Kingdom.

      We offer an outstanding range of college Study Programmes across a range of subject areas, suited for all students, abilities and ambitions.
      The Broadstairs campus is located on Ramsgate Road, and over the last three years over £25m has been invested in new facilities which include a Centre for Environmental Technologies, a centre for Creative Industries and a unique-4 Star Training hotel.
      EKC Group is committed to developing the prosperity and wellbeing of the communities we serve.