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Diploma in Specialist Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 3



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You will spend 2.5 days at College, you will also be required to undertake 1 or 2 days at a work placement as part of the course.



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What does this course involve?

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.
Modules covered include:

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.


What qualifications do I need?

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.

Fees & Costs

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.


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

Courses Levels: 
Level 3

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