Learning Support Practitioners Level 3 Certificate – Part 2

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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 Certificate for Learning Support Practitioners equips learners with the necessary skills, knowledge and competence for providing learning support across a range of contexts. This qualification provides 30 credits. It includes the requirement of 40 hours of placement supporting learners, which is available at Halesowen College. This involves a regular weekly, 2 hours minimum, placement up to 40 hours with a commitment to regular week days and times. Assessment is based on a portfolio of evidence and observations during placement.

The Level 3 Certificate for Learning Support Practitioners:

  • Preparing to Support Learning
  • Inclusive approaches to providing information
  • Skills check & signposting for English, maths and ICT needs
  • Organisational approached to meeting English, maths and ICT learning needs
  • English, maths and ICT needs for life, learning and work
  • Preparing to support learning
  • Learning support in lifelong learning contexts
  • Principles of learning support
  • Equality & diversity
  • Practice based investigation
  • Supporting learners in an area specialism
  • Preparing for the mentoring role

Understanding and managing behaviour in a learning environment

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



23 weeks

Start date

Tuesday 7th November 2023


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

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