Level 3

  • FT/PT





    34 weeks
    1 Day per Week - Wednesday


    City & Guilds


The Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools is designed for support staff whose role requires competence across a range of responsibilities.

The frameworks provide training for the roles of teaching, classroom and learning support assistant, special needs assistant and behaviour support assistant/coordinator.

course information

Date: 01/08/2018 - 31/07/2019

Location: Middlehaven (Main Building)

Total Fees: £2225.00

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules will include:

  • Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
  • Schools as Organisations
  • Support Learning Activities
  • Promote Children and Young People’s Positive Behaviour
  • Develop Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
  • Promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People
  • Support Assessment for Learning
  • Engage in Personal Development
  • Support Children and Young People’s Health & Safety
  • Understand Child and Young Person Development
  • Understand How to Safeguard the Well-being of Children and Young People

You will also cover some specialist subjects that are relevant to your work role.

Course start date Wednesday 19th September 2018 - 10th July 2019

Start date for the next course if Friday 15th March 2019 – 9.30 – 2pm
The IAG event for the course will be on Wednesday 13th March 2019 5pm – 7pm
For more information please email Christina Selmi – cr.selmi@mbro.ac.uk or
Phone 01642 333504


The course is suitable for those who are employed in school and wish to continue to develop skills in the role of a learning support practitioner.

Tutors/assessors will use a variety of assessment methods which will include assignment work, questions, discussion and reflective accounts.

You can progress to further study.

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for university we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333.

Advanced Learner Loan: If you are aged 19-23 and this is not your first full Level 3 qualification or you are aged 24 or over on the start date of the course, you will have to pay fees. However, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. You can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to fund all or part of the fee. For information on Advanced Learning Loans go to www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans/.

You can either apply online by clicking on the ‘apply button’ at the top of this website page, or you can download a adult courses application from here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College.

Once we have received and processed your application form we will be in touch. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk.

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