About the course

This course is ideal for you if you are interested in working in a school or other educational setting and already have some experience of this type of role.

What you will study

  • Child and young people‚Äôs development
  • Safeguarding
  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • Schools as organisations
  • Supporting learning activities


The course is primarily classroom based, however students are required to find and complete a minimum of 80 hours of placement in a school setting (playgroups and nurseries are not suitable) and the placement must be across all curriculum subjects not just literacy and numeracy. Students will also be observed on their placement.

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs - grades A*-D including English and maths
  • Advanced DBS Clearance
  • Selection is by interview and internal tests

Moving forward

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 NCFE Certificate

Start Date

September 2017

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