Course Overview

This qualification provides an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools. It includes learning about children and young people’s development, safeguarding their welfare and communication.


The Level 3 Certificate is suitable for learners working, or looking to work, in unsupervised roles that support pupils’ learning including:


  • Teaching Assistants
  • Learning Support Assistants
  • Special Needs Assistants.

The course will run at Forster College - part of Bradford College.


Course Structure

You will be supported to achieve through classroom training, individual support and workplace assessment.


Entry Requirements

You will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.


To apply contact Forster College, or pop in and see us at Reception.


Fourth Floor, City Training Services, 39/41 Chapel Street, Bradford, BD1 5BY


Call: 01274 765272

Email: [email protected]

Fully funded places are available subject to ESFA funding rules.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Email: [email protected].