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Supporting Teaching and Learning Certificate Level 3 at New College Nottingham

Course description

This course is perfect if you'd like a career in supporting teaching and learning in the classroom.

You'll enjoy working with children and young people and be keen to understand more about how they develop educationally, emotionally and socially so that you can support them to reach their potential.

The knowledge you gain in your lectures will be put to good use during your placement in a school, which will be for at least 12 hours per week, so you'll have plenty of opportunity to get the hands-on experience which future employers will look for.

If you're committed to becoming a valued member of the team within a school or other educational setting, this is the course for you.

Course content

This course is designed to build on the knowledge and skills you already have or may have gained at Level 2, by going deeper into the theories behind child and young person development.

You'll learn:



  • child and young person development
  • safeguarding
  • communication and professional relationships
  • individual and team practices in schools
  • health and safety
  • supporting positive behaviour
  • supporting lesson activities
  • English and maths

 You'll also be able to put everything you've learned in the practice by attending a placement in a school. You'll need to secure a placement for at least 12 hours per week in a role which supports a pupil's learning at Year 1 or above.

Entry requirements

You'll need to have one of the following:   

  • 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English language and maths)
  • Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning Certificate plus GCSE English language and maths at grade C or above

You'll also need to be motivated to learn and be prepared to undertake English and maths as part of your study.

You will also need a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and satisfactory reference from a school, employer or professional. 

You will also need to secure a voluntary placement for a minimum of 12 hours per week in a role that supports a pupil's learning at Year 1 or above.


You'll complete case studies, presentations and written evidence of your knowledge

Future opportunities

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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