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Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools C&G Level 3 Certificate at Grantham College

Course description

The Level 3 qualification is designed for those working in unsupervised roles that support pupils learning; with children or young people in primary, secondry or special schools.

Course content

The level 3 qualification consists of 11 mandatory units, total of 32 credits:

  • Understand child and young person development
  • Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people
  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Schools as organisations
  • Support children and young peoples health and safety
  • Support learning activities
  • Promote children and young peoples positive behaviour •Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • Support assessment for learning
  • Engage in personal development in health, social care or childrens and young peoples settings.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age and be able to work at level 3. All candidates will be interviewed and undertake an initial diagnostic assessment as part of the interview process prior to being accepted on the course. Candidates are required to work in a voluntary or paid position in a school setting, as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.


All units are internally assessed. Assessment enables the learners workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification. Methods of assessment could include:

  • Inference of knowledge from direct observation of practice
  • Professional discussion
  • Reflection on own practice in real work situations
  • Written assignments
  • Learners own plans and written records
  • Tasks set by City & Guilds for knowledge learning outcomes only

The units will be pass or refer and all the assessment criteria of the units must be achieved in order to obtain an overall pass for the full Certificate qualification (32 credits).

Financial information

Full Time Further Education courses are free for those who are under 19 on 31 August of the year they start their course.  Exam resit fees may apply if and when applicable.

Future opportunities

Foundation Degree in Special Educational Need and Disability Foundation Degree in Children, families and Community Health

Further information

Acceptance onto the course is subject to interview. You will be required to undergo a DBS check by the workplace.

Workplacements must be sourced by the candidate.
Please be aware when seeking paid employment within schools they may require specific levels of English and Mathematics; however to complete this course a diagnostic assessment will be made by the tutor to ensure ability to cope at level 3.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 November 2016
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