Learning Support Practitioners Level 3 Award – Part 1

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Why study this course?

Individuals who are passionate about supporting learners to achieve personal goals and develop independence skills and would like to work in the growing area of SEND within Post 16. The Level 3 qualifications are appropriate for those wishing to gain experience of the role or who have learning support as part of their existing responsibilities.

Course content

The Level 3 Award for Learning Support Practitioners introduced learners to the principles of learning support. This six-week qualification provides 6 credits and can be followed immediately by the Level 3 Certificate. Assessment is based on a portfolio of evidence.

What Units will be Studied? 

The Level 3 Award for Learning Support Practitioners:

  • Preparing to Support Learning

Once completed, you can apply for the Learning Support Practitioners Level 3 Certificate. More information can be found here

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, although learners are required to complete a BKSB Initial Maths and English Assessment. All Learning Support Practitioners should have or be developing skills in English and maths at Level 2.


Writing materials and paper.

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of previous certificates for relevant qualifications

Passport/driving licence and evidence for DBS check

Day, time and duration



6 weeks

Start date

Tuesday 12th September 2023


FREE if the 40 placement hours are completed voluntarily at Halesowen College.

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