Supporting in Schools

All of our Supporting in Schools courses during 2022/2023 will be delivered online, via zoom and an e-learning platform.

Please note that any adult aged 19 and over, who does not already have a level 3 qualification (equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or A levels) or higher, can access the Level 3 Diploma for free through the National Skills Fund 

Take a look at our Pathway to Supporting in Schools to help you to decide which of our courses is right for you. 

Click on the individual course titles to find out more information about each one.

To register your interest for a course please email us at N.B. Enrolments for Level 2 and Level 3 course are subject to interview and results of initial assessments in English and maths.

Start Date
End Date
No of sessions
Duration of course
Start Time
End Time
Cost **
Becoming a Teaching Assistant
5 weeks
(subject to eligibility)
Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools***
18 weeks
Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools***
36 weeks
Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools*
September 2022
36 weeks
Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools 
September 2022
18 months

*Our Level 3 programme also runs as a rolling programme in the daytime and evening so you may be able to start at different times of year. Please call us to enquire.

**Please note learners on the Level 2 course may be eligible to have some or their entire course fees remitted. This course is free to learners who are unemployed, looking for work, available to start work and on one of these benefits: 

JSA, ESA (WRAG), Income Support, Council Tax/Housing Benefit, Working Tax Credit or other income related benefits. The learner must be named on the paper work. This course may also be free if your income is under £18,525 gross per annum. You will need to provide evidence of this in the form of wage slips. 

For learners on the Level 3 course you may be eligible to access 19+ Advanced Learning Loans.

For learners interested in the Level 3 Diploma, if you do not already hold a full Level 3 qualification then you may be entitled to a free course through the National Skills Fund

In most cases payments in instalments can be arranged. 

***Most sessions are fortnightly but please ask if you require the specific dates of the sessions as they are affected by school holidays.

Supporting in Schools courses available:

    Call: 01582 490033 or Contact Us to apply for a course today