Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and Autism Awareness

UK Learning College
Course summary
Length: 340 hours
Price: 906.30 GBP
Location: Distance
Next available date: Start anytime - Distance

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and Autism Awareness

Course Overview

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 Certificate QCF

This provides successful students with a qualification listed on the National Qualifications Database.

The course aims to enable learners to understand the roles and responsibilities of those involved in supporting teaching and learning in schools, and provides an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to do this effectively and in a self-directed way. It prepares learners to support the Teacher and the delivery of curriculum within a school, as well as developing skills to help children and young people to develop self-esteem, independence and skills for learning. It seeks to further develop professional and technical skills and knowledge, and an understanding of the importance of positive relationships within a school.

The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools aims to provide progression to the NVQ in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and also provides progression into employment. Learners may also progress to achieve HLTA status.

Please Note: a work placement of at least 50 hours is required to complete this option.

The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course manual, assignments and tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment. In addition, students of this qualification will need to arrange and undertake a work placement of a minimum of 50 hours during their course.

The course leads to the full qualification which is 32 credits. Course code: 501/0403/2. To be awarded the NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools learners must achieve all of the mandatory units totalling 32 credits

Although unit titles vary slightly the course follows the syllabus set by NCFE for this national qualification. Assessment is through the production of a portfolio of evidence and candidates can choose appropriate forms of evidence for each assessment criteria but will include written description of knowledge, witness testimonies, observation reports, professional discussion records and similar.

Autism Awareness

Autism is a diverse and mystifying condition that has been the focus of much scientific research over the last few decades. The Autism Awareness course aims to develop your understanding of autism and gives practical suggestions when working with autistic individuals.

Today, autism refers to a whole range of social, language and communication problems. Severity ranges from hardly there at all, often undiagnosed and even unrecognised, to severe, where it is virtually impossible for people to participate in society.

There are no boundaries between the conditions Kanner and Asperger identified, often people are in-between, whether in between Asperger’s syndrome and Kanner’s, or in between “normal” and Asperger’s syndrome. Therefore, collectively we refer to “autistic spectrum disorder”, or ASD, as this allows for the differences in both symptoms and severity. A person without ASD is called a neuro-typical.

This course will enable you to become familiar with various approaches to autism, have increased awareness of how to obtain a diagnosis and enable you to understand genetic environmental causes of autism. The Autism Awareness course will also explain how research in other conditions can help research into autism.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Entry Requirements

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course.  This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and Autism Awareness and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

Outcome / Qualification etc.


This is a dual certification course. You will receive a certificate from the National Awarding body NCFE. Fees for both are included in the course fee.

Qualification One: Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools NCFE Level 3 Award

This course leads to a Level 3 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In accrediting the programme at level 3, NCFE attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 3 national qualification.

Qualification Two: Autism Awareness Level 2  Award

This course leads to a Level 2 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 2 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

In Scotland this course leads to a Level 6/Level 5 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 6/level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for Scotland.

In Ireland this course leads to a Level 5/Level 4 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 6/Level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for Ireland.

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE. Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3/Level 2 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

This course has been designed to meet specific learner requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited by NCFE.

About NCFE

NCFE is a registered accreditor and has a strong heritage in learning, going back over 150 years. NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland

Training Course Content

Course Key Topics

The Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 QCF and Autism Awareness is divided into following comprehensive modules.  


Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 QCF

Unit 1: Understand Children’s and Young People’s Development

Unit 2: Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People

Unit 3: Support Children’s and Young People's Health and Safety

Unit 4: Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care, or Children's and Young People's Settings

Unit 5: Support Learning Activities

Unit 6: Promote Children’s and Young People's Positive Behaviour

Unit 7: Develop Professional Relationships with Children, Young People, and Adults

Unit 8: Promote Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People

Unit 9: Support Assessment for Learning

Unit 10: Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People, and Adults

Unit 11: Schools as Organisations

Autism Awareness

Module 1: What is Autism?

Module 2: Legislation and Autism

Module 3: Triad of Impairments

Module 4: Explaining Autistic Behaviours

Module 5: Causes of Autism

Module 6: Diagnosing Autism

Module 7: Approaches to Autism

Module 8: Practical Suggestions when Working with Autistic Individuals

Module 9: Explaining the Myths


Enrolment Fees

Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and Autism Awareness home study course is £906.25, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £725 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £349.25 and then 4 equal payments of £139.25 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

Payment Method
Pay in Full (Paper Version)
Instalment Plan (Paper Version)
£139.25 X 4


Delivery Charges:

Free Delivery for UK Mainland Students
Additional £25 for students in Europe
Additional £40 for Students in Rest of the world
Note: Instalment Plan is not available to our International Students

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Continuing studies

Career Prospects

Teaching Assistant

As a teaching assistant you would support teachers with their everyday work in the classroom, so that they can concentrate on teaching. You could have another job title such as classroom assistant or learning support assistant. Your exact duties would vary depending on the school and the age of the children, but would typically include: getting the classroom ready for lessons listening to children read, reading to them, or telling them stories helping children who need extra support to complete tasks helping teachers to plan learning activities and complete records supervising group activities looking after children who are upset or have had accidents encouraging younger children to learn through play helping with outings and sports events carrying out routine administrative tasks. You would also support children with particular individual needs, working one-to-one or in small groups. With experience, you could lead some classes. In some schools you could have a specialism, such as literacy, numeracy, Special Educational Needs or music. Bilingual teaching assistants are often employed in schools with a lot of children whose first language is not English. Higher Level Teaching Assistant As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) you would have more responsibility, which could include: working alongside teachers to support learning activities helping to plan lessons and prepare teaching materials acting as a specialist assistant for particular subjects leading classes under the direction of the teacher supervising other support staff. You would also assess, record and report on the progress of children you work with.

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