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STLS (Supporting Teaching & Learning in School)

This qualification will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in Primary, Secondary or Special schools. It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting those with disabilities or special educational needs and communication and professional relationships

The qualification will include:

  • Child and young person development
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Importance of equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Communication and professional relationships
  • Schools as organisations including policies and procedures

Methods of assessment

The qualification will be assessed by an assessor using a range of methods which may include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, professional discussion, reflective account, oral questioning, written assignments or a task set by CACHE


  • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools,
  • Level 3 Early Years Educator or
  • Into the workforce as a Level 1/2 Teaching Assistant