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Skillsfirst Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)

Qualification summary

The Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) has been designed to extend the work-related focus of the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF). There is a wide range of optional units covering different aspects of supporting teaching and learning, which allows the learner a choice to select units in a specialist area, or to spread their choice of units across several specialist areas.

There is also the potential for the qualification to prepare learners for employment in a particular vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a specific area of work.
 

This qualification can also help you to advance in your career within a specialist support for teaching and learning environment by confirming and/or developing your competency in a range of activities including:

 

 

•  supporting learning activities
•  supporting children and young people’s health and safety
•  understanding how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people
•  supporting literacy development
•  supporting numeracy development

 


This qualification does not require you to have any prior qualifications or levels of learning. There is a minimum age requirement of 16 years. 

 

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress onto a foundation degree in a related discipline or progress into a more senior position within the supporting teaching and learning environment.

 

This qualification is supported nationwide by employers. For a list of Training Providers and Colleges who deliver this qualification in your area, contact our customer services team.

 

 

 

 

Related Documents:


Skillsfirst Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) Handbook

 

 

Qualification structure

Learners must complete 44 credits to achieve this qualification.

 

All 32 credits must be achieved from Group A

The remaining 12 credits can be achieved by taking units from Groups B, C, D, E, F or G

At least 40 of the 44 credits achieved must be at Level 3 or above

 

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are 232

Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 440.

Qualification number

Qualification reference

Qualification review date

STLD3

 

600/2607/8

 

31/07/2021

 

Group A - mandatory units

RQF
unit no.

Skillsfirst
unit no.

Unit title

Credit value

Barred unit(s)

F/601/3327

STL31

Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

2

 

A/601/3326

STL07

Schools as organisations

3

 

F/601/4073

STL32

Support learning activities

4

 

A/601/4069

STL33

Promote children and young people's positive behaviour

3

 

H/601/4065

STL34

Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults

2

 

M/601/4070

STL35

Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

2

 

A/601/4072

STL11

Support assessment for learning

4

 

A/601/1429

SHC32

Engage in personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings

3

 

D/601/1696

CYP34

Support children and young people's health and safety

2

 

L/601/1693

CYP31

Understand child and young person development

4

 

Y/601/1695

CYP33

Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people

3

 

 

Group B - optional units (supporting learning)

RQF
unit no.

Skillsfirst
unit no.

Unit title

Credit value

Barred unit(s)

D/601/7711

STL36

Plan and deliver learning activities under the direction of a teacher

4

 

M/601/7714

STL37

Support literacy development

3

 

A/601/7716

STL38

Support numeracy development

3

 

J/601/7718

STL39

Support teaching and learning in a curriculum area

3

 

F/601/7720

STL40

Support delivery of the 14 - 19 curriculum

3

 

L/601/7722

STL41

Provide literacy and numeracy support

3

 

R/601/7723

STL42

Support gifted and talented learners

4

 

T/600/9789

EYMP5

Support children's speech, language and communication

4

 

 

Group C - optional units (English as an additional language)

RQF
unit no.

Skillsfirst
unit no.

Unit title

Credit value

Barred unit(s)

Y/601/7724

STL43

Support bilingual learners

4

 

D/601/7725

STL44

Provide bilingual support for teaching and learning

6

 

 

Group D - optional units (special educational needs)

RQF
unit no.

Skillsfirst
unit no.

Unit title

Credit value

Barred unit(s)

H/601/7726

STL45

Support disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs

5

 

Y/601/7707

STL46

Support children and young people with behaviour, emotional and social development needs

4

 

M/601/8121

STL47

Support learners with cognition and learning needs

4

 

K/601/8134

STL48

Support learners with communication and interaction needs

4

 

M/601/8135

STL49

Support learners with sensory and/or physical needs

4

 

F/601/8060

HSC2015

Support individuals to meet personal care needs

2

 

 

Group E - optional units (providing pastoral)

RQF
unit no.

Skillsfirst
unit no.

Unit title

Credit value

Barred unit(s)

D/601/8325

STL50

Support children and young people during transitions in their lives

4

 

L/601/1377

CYPOP10

Develop interviewing skills for work with children and young people

3

 

T/601/1381

CYPOP44

Facilitate the learning and development of children and young people through mentoring

4

 

M/601/1377

CYPOP43

Improving the attendance of children and young people in statutory education

5

 

F/600/9780

SCMP2

Promote the well being and resilience of children and young people

4

 

A/601/1334

CYPOP9

Provide information and advice to young people

3

 

D/601/9785

LDSSMP1

Support children and young people to achieve their education potential

4

 

M/600/9788

LDSSMP2

Support children and young people to make positive changes in their lives

4

 

F/502/5242

YP01003

Support young people in relation to sexual health and risk of pregnancy

2

 

M/601/1329

CYPOP8

Support young people to develop, implement and review a plan of action

3

 

R/502/5231

YP0073

Support young people who are socially excluded or excluded from schools

2

 

 

Group F - optional units (supporting the wider work of the school)

RQF
unit no.

Skillsfirst
unit no.

Unit title

Credit value

Barred unit(s)

A/601/9420

CH17

Assist in the administration of medication

4

 

Y/601/7416

STL70

Invigilate tests and examinations

3

 

A/601/8333

STL51

Lead an extracurricular activity

3

 

Y/601/8338

STL52

Maintain learner records

3

 

D/601/8342

STL53

Monitor and maintain curriculum resources

3

 

H/601/8357

STL54

Organise travel for children and young people

2

 

H/601/8360

STL55

Supervise children and young people on journeys, visits and activities outside of the setting

3

 

A/602/1846

STL56

Work in partnership with parents to engage them with their children's learning and development in school

6

 

 

Group G - optional units (working with colleagues)

RQF
unit no.

Skillsfirst
unit no.

Unit title

Credit value

Barred unit(s)

R/601/8368

STL57

Work with other practitioners to support children and young people

3

 

Y/600/9669

TLD5

Plan allocate and monitor work of a team

5

 

T/600/9601

BA492

Provide leadership and direction for own area of responsibility

5

TLB5

M/600/9600

TLB5

Set objectives and provide support for team members

5

BA492

M/600/9676

BA493

Support learning and development within own area of responsibility

5

 

A/501/5163

STL58

Team working

3

 

 

Exempted unit

Skillsfirst
unit no.

Exempted unit title

WBA unit no.

STL70

Invigilate tests and examinations

A/104/0197

 

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Qualifications

Teaching & Learning

Assessment Principles Teaching & Learning

STLC2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)

STLD3 - Skillsfirst Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)