Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning

This qualification is for those members of the school workforce, employed or voluntary, who directly support the teaching and learning of pupils. The qualification incorporates the units in the Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and adds competency based units to reflect the role of those supporting pupils’ learning. This qualification is also part of the appreticeship framework for intermediate level Teaching assistant apprentices.

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting the Wider Curriculum

This qualification has been developed to meet the needs of those working as midday assistants/supervisors or who support the wider activities of schools such as before and after school clubs. It incorporates the units in the Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and shares units with the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, recognising that many in teaching assistant roles may have additional responsibilities in school.

Please follow the links below for further information:

Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning

This qualification is for those members of the school workforce who directly support the teaching and learning of pupils. The qualification incorporates the units in the Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. Additional units cover the generic knowledge and skills required to work in a teaching assistant or similar role at Level 3.

Level 3 Certificate in Cover Supervision of Pupils

This qualification is for those working in the role of Cover Supervisor and incorporates the units of the Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. While this qualification includes some units that are also in the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, it reflect the differences between the cover supervisor and teaching assistant roles by omitting those units which are about actively advancing pupils’ learning and includes a unit on providing whole-class supervision. Learners moving from one role to the other will be able to demonstrate competence in the new role through the achievement of credit from specified additional units.

Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning

This qualification is for those members of the school workforce who directly support teaching and learning of pupils in schools in an area that requires specialist knowledge and skills. The qualification incorporates the units in the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. Additional optional units cover specialisms which may be a feature of the role at Level 3.

Please follow the links below to see further information on the level 3 units or download our STL L3 leaflet.

Progression opportunitiesThere are a range of qualifications related to teaching and learning, many of which would provide useful opportunities to progress following achievement of this Certificate, such as the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.In addition, successful completion of the qualification could lead to progression within employment, including Higher Level Teaching Assistant Status. Learners can use this qualification in order to gain the proof of knowledge, understanding and skills required for employment in this sector.Forms of assessmentBoth of these qualifications are competence-based. This means that they are linked to a learner’s ability to competently perform a range of tasks connected with their role.  Progression Opportunities

There are a range of qualifications related to teaching and learning, many of which would provide useful opportunities to progress following achievement of the level 2 Certificate, such as the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.

In addition, successful completion of the level 3 qualification could lead to progression within employment, including Higher Level Teaching Assistant Status. Learners can use this qualification in order to gain the proof of knowledge, understanding and skills required for employment in this sector.

Short Courses:

We also run various short courses that may be of interest to you, take a look at the short courses page here.

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If you require any further information regarding these qualifications, please contact one of the delivery team below, who will be happy to answer your questions, alternatively fill out our enquiry form. 

  Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in SchoolsThis qualification is for those members of the school workforce who directly support the teaching andlearning of pupils. The qualification incorporates the units in the Level 3 Award in Supporting Teachingand Learning in Schools. Additional units cover the generic knowledge and skills required to work in ateaching assistant or similar role at Level 3.Level 3 Certificate in Cover Supervision of Pupils in SchoolsThis qualification is for those working in the role of Cover Supervisor and incorporates the units of theLevel 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. While this qualification includes someunits that are also in the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, it reflect thedifferences between the cover supervisor and teaching assistant roles by omitting those units which areabout actively advancing pupils’ learning and includes a unit on providing whole-class supervision.Candidates moving from one role to the other will be able to demonstrate competence in the new rolethrough the achievement of credit from specified additional units.Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in SchoolsThis qualification is for those members of the school workforce who directly support teaching andlearning of pupils in schools in an area that requires specialist knowledge and skills. The qualificationincorporates the units in the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.Additional optional units cover specialisms which may be a feature of the role at Level 3.  Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
This qualification is for those members of the school workforce who directly support the teaching and
learning of pupils. The qualification incorporates the units in the Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching
and Learning in Schools. Additional units cover the generic knowledge and skills required to work in a
teaching assistant or similar role at Level 3.
Level 3 Certificate in Cover Supervision of Pupils in Schools
This qualification is for those working in the role of Cover Supervisor and incorporates the units of the
Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. While this qualification includes some
units that are also in the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, it reflect the
differences between the cover supervisor and teaching assistant roles by omitting those units which are
about actively advancing pupils’ learning and includes a unit on providing whole-class supervision.
Candidates moving from one role to the other will be able to demonstrate competence in the new role
through the achievement of credit from specified additional units.
Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
This qualification is for those members of the school workforce who directly support teaching and
learning of pupils in schools in an area that requires specialist knowledge and skills. The qualification
incorporates the units in the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
Additional optional units cover specialisms which may be a feature of the role at Level 3.
Progression opportunitiesOCR offers a range of qualifications related to teachingand learning, many of which would provide usefulopportunities to progress following achievement of thisCertificate, such as the Level 3 Certificate in SupportingTeaching and Learning in Schools and the Level 3 Diplomain Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.In addition, successful completion of the qualification couldlead to progression within employment, including HigherLevel Teaching Assistant Status.Candidates can use this qualification in order to gain theproof of knowledge, understanding and skills required foremployment in this sector.Forms of assessmentThese qualifications are competence-based. This meansthat they are linked to a person’s ability to competentlyperform a range of tasks connected with their work.These qualifications are internally assessed and internallyverified by centre staff and externally verified by OCRAssessors.  


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