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Focus Awards Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)

Ofqual Regulated Qualification | Awarded by Focus Awards | Regulated Certificate Included

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Unlock the Door to a Fulfilling Career with our Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. If you’re passionate about nurturing young minds and envision yourself as a guiding force in shaping future generations, this course is your gateway to the world of education. Our program aligns with industry standards and provides a comprehensive understanding of teaching and supporting children and young people in primary, secondary, or special schools. Gain the knowledge and skills to make a positive impact on students’ lives. Join us today and take that crucial first step towards a rewarding career where you can shape the future of society by being an integral part of young minds’ growth and development. Enrol now and become an invaluable asset in the education sector.

Advantages you’ll receive:

  • High-quality virtual learning materials.
  • 24/7 module access.
  • User-friendly online platform.
  • Compliance with standards.
  • Recognized qualification.
  • Exceptional customer service.


The Focus Awards Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) is a knowledge-focused certification suitable for individuals in school support roles directly involved in enhancing students’ learning experiences. This 12-credit qualification aims to enhance the knowledge and comprehension of school personnel, encompassing topics like safeguarding, effective communication, child development, and school dynamics. Learners must achieve all 4 mandatory units to achieve a total credit of 12. Since its knowledge-oriented, it’s open to individuals not currently employed in a school setting, as well as those already working in schools who aspire to advance to higher-level positions. 

By completing this course, learners will:

  • Learn to support teaching and learning effectively in schools.
  • Improve communication with kids and teens.
  • Master professional relationship building with students and adults.
  • Understand school operations intricacies.
  • Explore child and adult development.
  • Ensure safety and well-being in education.

Qualification Purpose

This extensive Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools program is carefully crafted to empower students with the necessary expertise and competencies required for successful engagement in supporting educational activities within school environments.

Who is this course for?

This Focus Awards Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) is a knowledge-based qualification suitable for support staff roles in schools that directly support the teaching and learning of pupils.

Entry Requirements

You do not need any particular qualifications or prior experience to enrol in the Focus Awards Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning (RQF) course. This course has no teaching placement requirement and is open to individuals aged 16 years and older.


After the Level 3 Award, learners can choose from various education-focused pathways and courses to align with their career goals. Some of them are given below:

  • Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning.
  • Level 4 Teaching Assistant Qualifications.
  • Teacher Training Programs (PGCE, SCITT, DET).
  • Pursue Higher Education (e.g., bachelor’s degree).
  • Specialised Courses (e.g., SEN support).
  • Leadership and Management in Education.
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  • Advanced Studies (e.g., master’s, doctoral degrees).

Total Qualification Time

The Total Qualification Time (TQT) includes both guided learning hours (GLH) and an approximation of the hours a student is expected to dedicate to independent preparation, studying, or any other learning activities, including assessments, that are directed by educational staff but not directly supervised by them. The credit value of a qualification is determined by TQT, with one credit equivalent to 10 hours of learning. The Total Qualification Time for this specific qualification is 120 hours.

Guided Learning Hours

The term “Guided Learning Hours” encompasses all instances of direct interaction, support, or oversight provided to a learner by an educator, supervisor, tutor, trainer, or a suitable education/training provider. The specific Guided Learning Hours for this qualification amount to 80 hours.

Method of Assessment:

  • Each learner must create a portfolio containing evidence from appropriate assessment tasks. This portfolio should demonstrate the achievement of all learning outcomes associated with each unit.
  • Upon completing each unit, learners must declare that the work in their portfolio is their own. This declaration will be verified by the assessor’s countersignature.
  • Learners will complete internally assessed assignments as specified in the qualification requirements.

Career Path

The Focus Awards Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning opens up various career pathways within the field of education and support. Here are some potential career paths for individuals who complete this qualification:

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN) Assistant
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Classroom Support Worker
  • Cover Supervisor
  • Nursery Assistant (Early Childhood Education)
  • Progression to Higher Roles (Senior TA, Coordinator)
  • Teacher Training (PGCE, SCITT)
  • Education Administration or Consultancy
  • Further Education and Higher Qualifications
  • Education-related Degrees (e.g., Psychology)
  • Specialised Roles (Language Support, Behaviour Management).

Course Curriculum

Induction Form
Induction Form 00:00:00
Registration Entry Form
Registration Entry Form 00:00:00
Unit 1: Communication and Professional Relationships With Children, Young People and Adults
Support Materials
1. The Principles of Developing Positive Relationships With Children, Young People and Adults 02:30:00
2. Communication with Children, Young People and Adults 02:30:00
3. Legislation, Policies and Procedures for Confidentiality and Sharing Information, Including Data Protection 02:30:00
Unit 01 Assignment 02:30:00
Unit 2: Schools as Organisations
Support Materials
1. The Structure of Education from Early Years to Post-compulsory Education 02:00:00
2. How Schools are Organised in Terms of Roles and Responsibilities 02:20:00
3. Ethos, Mission, Aims and Values of a School 02:10:00
4. Laws and Codes of Practice Affecting Work in Schools 02:00:00
5. The Purpose of School Policies and Procedures 02:20:00
6. The Wider Context in Which Schools Operate 02:10:00
Unit 02 Assignment 02:00:00
Unit 3: Understand Child and Young Person Development
Support Materials
1. Different Aspects of Development From Birth to Adulthood 03:40:00
2. Personal and External Factors That Affect Child Development 03:50:00
3. Theories of Development and Frameworks to Support Development 04:10:00
4. Monitoring and Assessing Children 03:20:00
5. Barriers to the Development of Children and Young People 04:00:00
6. Early Intervention 03:30:00
7. Possible Effects of Different Transitions on Children and Young People’s Development 03:45:00
Unit 03 Assignment 03:45:00
Unit 4: Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People
Support Materials
1. Current Legislation and National Guidelines for Safeguarding 01:30:00
2. Safeguard Children and Young People 01:30:00
3. Inquiries and Serious Case Reviews and Sharing the Findings to Inform Practice 02:00:00
4. Data Protection, Information Handling and Sharing 02:30:00
5. A Person-Centred Culture 01:00:00
6. Partnership Working and Safeguarding 01:30:00
7. Roles and Responsibilities of Different Organisations 02:00:00
8. Policies and Procedures to Protect Children and Young People and Adults Who Work With Them 01:00:00
9. How to Report Concerns about Practice in the Work Setting 01:00:00
10. Child Abuse Indicators 01:40:00
11. Responding to Children and Young People’s Disclosures of Abuse 01:00:00
12. Concept of bullying 01:30:00
13. Develop Self-esteem and Self-confidence 01:30:00
14. Resilience 01:00:00
15. Strategies to Help Children Protect Themselves 01:20:00
16. Empowerment 01:00:00
17. Importance of E-safety 01:00:00
Unit 04 Assignment 01:00:00
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Are there any prerequisites for taking the course?

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Is there a certificate of completion provided after completing the course?

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