This qualification is aimed at individuals engaged in teaching assistant or similar educational support role.
The awarding organisation for this qualification is ProQual Awarding Body and the regulatory body is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).
Candidates should be able to demonstrate that they have achieved a level of knowledge, understanding and practice through the attainment of a Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning, or the equivalent.
Centres should carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the assessment.
Qualification title ProQual Level 4 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning
Ofqual qualification number :603/4609/7
Level : 4
Total Qualification Time :700 hours (620 guided learning hours) Assessment Pass or fail
Internally assessed and verified by centre staff
External quality assurance by ProQual verifiers
Candidates must complete all of the Mandatory units, plus a minimum of one optional unit.
Mandatory units – candidates must complete all units
Unit 1 Study Skills, level 3
Unit 2 Legal requirements/legislation, level 4
Unit 3 Leadership and management, level 4
Unit 4 Class management and managing behaviour, level 4
Unit 5 M4:5 Understanding child development and how children learn, level 4
Unit 6 Working in partnership, level 4
Unit 7 Support programmes that promote children’s developmentlevel 4
Unit 8 Understanding lesson plans and schemes of work, level 4
Unit 9 M4:9 Reflecting, reviewing and evaluating own practice, level 4
Optional Units – candidates must complete a minimum of one unit
Unit 10 Learning mentor role, level 4
Unit 11 Family support worker role, level 4
Unit 12 Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, level 4 (D/617/6129)
Unit 13 Developing and delivering own lesson plans, level 4 (R/617/6130)
Unit 14 Speech language and communication, level 3
Unit 15 Use of technology, level 4
Unit 16 Social, emotional and mental health in children and young people, level 4
Centres must be approved to offer this qualification. If your centre is not approved please complete and submit form ProQual Additional Qualification Approval Application.
Staff delivering this qualification must be appropriately qualified and occupationally competent.
Assessors/Internal Quality Assurance
For each competence-based unit centres must be able to provide at least one assessor and one internal verifier who are suitably qualified for the specific occupational area. Assessors and internal verifiers for competence-based units or qualifications will normally need to hold appropriate assessor or verifier qualifications, such as:
• Level 3 Certificate in Teaching, Training and Assessing
• Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
• Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
• Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
• Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and
• Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices
Support for Candidates
Materials produced by centres to support candidates should:
•enable them to track their achievements as they progress through the learning outcomes and assessment criteria;
•provide information on where ProQual’s policies and procedures can be viewed;
•provide a means of enabling Internal and External Quality Assurance staff to authenticate evidence
Candidates must demonstrate the level of knowledge and competence described in each unit. Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s knowledge and understanding against the standards set in the qualification.