Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)

Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and

Learning in Schools (RQF)

(QRN – 601/7672/6)


Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) is aimed at those members of the school workforce who directly support the teaching and learning of pupils. The qualification provides the knowledge, understanding, and skills of all aspects of specialist support needed for strategies to support learning alongside the teacher, bilingual and special needs support, and personal development and reflective practice.

Qualification Structure

Learners must complete all mandatory units to achieve 32 credits and 12 credits from the optional units. Learners will achieve a total of 30 credits.

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification. Focus Awards does not set any other entry requirements, but training providers or colleges may have their own guidelines.

Progression Routes

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

Age Ranges

This qualification is accredited for learners aged a minimum of 16 yeras old.

Geographical Coverage

This qualification has been accredited for use in England and Northern Ireland.

Qualification Specification

To view the Qualification Specification please click here.

Unit Title Unit Ref Level GLH Credits
Mandatory units
Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults   F/601/3327   3   10   2
Schools as organisations   A/601/3326   3   15   3
  Support learning activities   F/601/4073   3   20   4
Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour     A/601/4069   3   15   3
Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults   H/601/4065   3   10   2
Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people   M/601/4070   3   10   2
  Support assessment for learning   A/601/4072   3   20   4
Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings   A/601/1429   3   10   3
  Support children and young people’s health and safety   D/601/1696   3   15   2
  Understand child and young person development   L/601/1693   3   30   4
  Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people   Y/601/1695   3   25   3
Group A
Plan and deliver learning activities under the direction of a teacher   D/601/7711   3   21   4
  Support literacy development   M/601/7714   3   18   3
  Support numeracy development   A/601/7716   3   18   3
Support teaching and learning in a curriculum area   J/601/7718   3   12   3
Support delivery of the 14 – 19 curriculum   F/601/7720   3   15   3
  Provide literacy and numeracy support   L/601/7722   3   16   3
  Support gifted and talented learners   R/601/7723   3   21   4
Support children’s speech, language and communication   T/600/9789   3   30   4
Group B
  Support bilingual learners   Y/601/7724   3   23   4
Provide bilingual support for teaching and learning   D/601/7725   3   32   6
Group C
Group C1 Mandatory Unit(s)
Support disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs   H/601/7726   3   24   5
Group C2 Optional Unit(s)
Support children and young people with behaviour, emotional and social development needs   Y/601/7707   3   25   4
Support learners with cognition and learning needs   M/601/8121   3   21   4
Support learners with communication and interaction needs   K/601/8134   3   21   4
Support learners with sensory and/or physical needs   M/601/8135   3   21   4
Support individuals to meet personal care needs   F/601/8060   2   16   2
Group D
Support children and young people during transitions in their lives   D/601/8325   3   18   4
Develop interviewing skills for work with children and young people   L/601/1337   3   21   3
Facilitate the learning and development of children and young people through mentoring   T/601/1381   3   30   4
Improving the attendance of children and young people in statutory education   M/601/1377   3   40   5
Promote the well-being and resilience of children and young people   F/600/9780   3   30   4
Provide information and advice to children and young people   A/601/1334   3   22   3
Support children and young people to achieve their education potential   D/600/9785   3   30   4
Support children and young people to make positive changes in their lives   M/600/9788   3   27   4
Support young people in relation to sexual health and risk of pregnancy   F/502/5242   3   10   2
Support young people to develop, implement and review a plan of action   M/601/1329   3   25   3
Support young people who are socially excluded or excluded from school   R/502/5231   3   10   2
Group E
  Assist in the administration of medication   A/601/9420   2   25   4
  Invigilate tests and examinations   Y/601/7416   3   19   3
  Lead an extra-curricular activity   A/601/8333   3   16   3
  Maintain learner records   Y/601/8338   3   12   3
Monitor and maintain curriculum resources   D/601/8342   3   14   3
Organise travel for children and young people   H/601/8357   3   12   2
Supervise children and young people on journeys, visits and activities outside of the setting   H/601/8360   3   15   3
Work in partnership with parents to engage them with their children’s learning and development in schools   A/602/1846   3   31   6
Group F
Work with other practitioners to support children and young people   R/601/8368   3   15   3
Plan, allocate and monitor work of a team   Y/600/9669   3   25   5
Provide leadership and direction for own area of responsibility   T/600/9601   4   30   5
Set objectives and provide support for team members   M/600/9600   3   35   5
Support learning and development within own area of responsibility   M/600/9676   4   25   5
  Team working   A/501/5163   3   23   3

Direct Learning support