Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools


The course Title: Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF) **HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)- Fully Recognised

Awarding body: Training Qualifications UK Regulated by Ofqual or City and Guilds

Certificate Achieved: Upon completion of the course, by gaining recognised Ofqual and Ofstead a HLTA qualification, you will be fully qualified as a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant and this will give you plenty of job opportunities.

Guided learning Hours: 232 for full duration

Who is this course for?

The Level 3 Certificate is suitable for those working in unsupervised roles that support pupils’ learning.

Study method/format:

This course is part time, self-paced, distance learning, blended delivery of assessment, observation and tutorial.

Course Description

The role of the Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) role will enable you to support the classroom teacher on a daily basis in addition to also run classes on a temporary basis should a teacher be away from the class for whatever reason. The qualification a competency-based and it will provide an understanding of the knowledge and skills that are needed when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or within a specialist inclusive learning school (special schools.) It includes learning about children and young people’s development, safeguarding their welfare, and communication. Level 3 Certificate/diploma in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools is a ‘job-ready’ teaching assistant qualification which requires learners to demonstrate the skill and knowledge required to work as a teaching assistant.

Learners will develop the knowledge and skills required to provide specialist support to teachers and pupils, including:

  • supporting children with special education needs
  • supporting children’s speech, language and communication
  • supporting disabled children
  • supporting learners with behavioural emotional and social development needs

Learners will also develop a wide range of personal, transferable skills, such as teamwork, mentoring, communication skills, self – assessment, planning and personal development which will benefit them as they progress through employment roles.

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We are also providing CPD certificate in teaching assistant. Please look at CPD page for variety of courses.



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Every candidate matters, we care about our learners and we assign a personal, qualified tutor/assessor to every candidate to give you a full support and guidance, face to face meeting, respond to all questions you may have, mark your assignments, give you constructive feedback to enable you to monitor /measure your own progress, get ready for your examination and pass your qualification successfully. Upon enrolment you will have access to many learning materials such as videos, presentations, hand-outs, lessons, learning resources, assignments electronic and workbooks. We are dedicated to respond to all your queries in a very short of time. We assure you that we provide a high rate customer services and quality learning experience.



Entry requirement

There are no specific entry requirements however

Minimum Age 16 and more

Learners should have a minimum of a level two in English and Maths or equivalent.

This qualification is for those already working as a Teaching Assistant or for Teaching Assistants that have completed either the Award or Certificate and wish to enhance their careers further.

This is a work-based course that requires workplace assessment. Learners taking the Certificate will need to be working or volunteering in a school environment as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

You need to be in placement in a school where you can obtain your 50 hours practical evidence to complete your course.

There may be a requirement, by their employer, for learners to be checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

They should also have attention to detail and be willing to work in a team environment, whilst also being willing to work using their own initiative when required.




This is a portfolio-based qualification, you need to complete all the coursework and your work will be assessed by your personal tutor and assessor and give you feedback on written assignments and using variety of different assessment methods such as observations, professional discussions, evidence products and you need to pass all the assignments and observation to achieve the full qualification framework. It is a competence-based qualification which requires students to be employed in a school setting or to have placement. There is a requirement for assessment in a real work environment so learners must have a placement (either as a volunteer or as a member of staff) in a school environment.

Career Path

This qualification is designed for candidates who are looking for a career within the education and training sector, focusing on supporting teaching and learning in schools. Upon completion of the course will be able to start a professional Higher-Level Teaching Assistant / Cover Supervisor in nursery, infant or junior schools, special schools, primary/secondary schools or independent schools.

At the end of this course, you will be a fully qualified Teaching Assistant.  This qualification can help you succeed in a wide range of roles, such as:

  • Teaching/classroom assistants
  • Additional needs assistants
  • Learning support assistants
  • Pastoral/welfare support assistants
  • Special Educational Needs Assistant
  • Senior Teaching Assistant
  • Bilingual support assistants
  • Foundation stage assistants;
  • Learning coaches; or induction mentors
  • Senior Higher-Level Teaching Assistant
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant

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Payment details:

If you are unable to make the full payment, we can help you to start your course by offering a flexible payment plan by spreading the payment up to 12 months to enable to progress with your career and we don’t require credit checks. There is a small fee to pay if you require further extension. Call us for more information.

Guided learning Hours:

GLH for this qualification is 180 for full duration

What Happens Next?

As soon as you enrolled, you will be sent instructions on how to log in; username, password and access code with LMS (Learner management System Accessible 24/7, 365 days a year).) within two to three days. You will be provided with written learning materials you require to study this course at home, comprehensive study guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. materials, lessons, resources and assignments in your own time, giving you the ability to study at times that suit yourself.


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