The Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLS) aims to provide learners with the knowledge and competence needed to support the teacher in the compulsory education sector, ie. pre-19 years.

The qualification provides learners with the opportunity to demonstrate their competence in a wide range of support roles. Many learners wish to enter the sector while some are already in an education environment, for example as volunteers, and are looking to progress to new roles or occupations and believe this qualification will allow them to progress to further occupations.

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Regulator Ofqual
Qualification Framework RQF
Qualification Reference Number 601/8849/2
Qualification Level 3
Credit Value 32 credits
Guided Learning (Hours) 180 hours
Total Qualification Time (Hours) 320 hours
Duration Completion in 2 years
Structure 11 mandatory units
Age Groups 16-18, 19+
Entry Requirements

Learners must be within an education support role in order to ensure that they have the required experience to evidence the requirements of the qualification.

Learners should also possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification

First Date for Registrations June 1, 2016
Last Date for Starts April 30, 2021
Delivery Staff Requirements

The assessment qualification is required in order to deliver this qualification

The internal quality assurance qualification is required in order to quality assure this qualification

IOEE Studying Membership Eligible No
SFEDI Directory Eligible No
Registration Fee for Centres (excl. VAT) £

Learner Support

An initial assessment will be carried out with you by your learning provider where any individual learning needs you may have will be reviewed and appropriate support put in place


Below you will find further details relating to the qualification and also the necessary paperwork for your approved centre to add it to your centre offer. If you require further information or would like guidance please contact the SFEDI Awards Customer Service Team who will be more than happy to help you

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