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Overview - Focus Awards Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and young people?  With our Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, you may take the first step towards a rewarding career in teaching. Our in-depth curriculum, which covers communication, child development, safeguarding, and schools as organisations, will help you get ready for an exciting career in teaching.

A professional course that has been developed in accordance with awarding body standards to help you improve your career chances is the Focus Awards Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. It is a level 3 introductory award that will instruct you on teaching and learning ideas that are particularly pertinent to kids and teenagers in primary, secondary, or special schools. The skills and information you will receive from this level 3 award in supporting teaching and learning in schools will help you care for children and teenagers, keep them safe, and communicate effectively.

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Focus Awards Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.

What You Will Learn from this Course:

From this course you will:

Career path

Following your certification with the Focus Awards Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, you would be qualified to function as a competent professional as follows:

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Course Description

Learners must achieve all 4 mandatory units to achieve a total credit of 12.

Course Curriculum:

Qualification Purpose

The Focus Awards Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) is a knowledge-based qualification aimed at those learners who work or wish to work in a support staff role within schools that directly support the teaching and learning of pupils. This qualification aims to develop the knowledge and understanding for working in a school setting and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication, child development and understanding the school context.

Total Qualification Time

Total Qualification Time comprises GLH and an estimate of the number of hours a learner is likely to spend in preparation, study or any other learning, including assessment, which takes place as directed by, but not under the supervision of a lecturer supervisor or tutor. The credit value, where given for qualification, is determined by TQT, as one credit corresponds to 10 hours of learning. Total Qualification Time for this qualification is 120 hours. Total Credit value 12.

Guided Learning Hours

These hours are made up of all contact time, guidance, or supervision of a learner by a lecturer, supervisor, tutor, trainer, or other appropriate education or training providers. 

Guided Learning Hours for this qualification is 80 hours.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for:

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification. This qualification is accredited for learners who are at least 16 years old or above.

Progression Routes

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications:

Assessment Methods

The Focus Awards Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) is internally assessed and externally assured by Focus Awards. Each learner is required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and the assessment criteria associated with each unit. The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include:

Evidence may be drawn from actual or simulated situations where appropriate and where permitted by the relevant Sector Skills Council or Sector Skills Body.


The Teacher’s Training is an affiliate partner of Apex Learning. Under the affiliate program, the Teachers Training is advertising this qualification; however, the course delivery, quality assurance and assessment would be conducted through Apex Learning.

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