Adult Education

Support Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLS)


Are you a Teaching Assistant? Do you want to become a Teaching Assistant? Do you want to gain a Qualification as a Teaching Assistant? The Support Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLS) qualifications are designed for anyone involved in or wanting to work within a school setting and would like to gain the necessary qualification to become a Teaching Assistant/LSA.

There is a suite of qualifications that measure the knowledge and skills required to meet the support needs of primary, secondary, and special needs schools. Achieving one of the qualifications demonstrates an individual’s ability to relate to pupil welfare, care, behaviour, and learning. The qualifications are suitable for those already working as learning support staff in schools and also anyone who is looking to work in schools.

You will need to be working within a school setting employed or voluntary. You are required to work within a paid or voluntary position within this sector for a minimum of 12 hours a week.


15 – 18 Month Courses