This qualification is an introduction to the knowledge and understanding needed to work in a school or college environment. It can apply to the many varied roles that full and part-time support staff may fulfil including administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles and volunteers, as well as roles that work directly with children and young people in the learning environment. The qualification is aimed at a range of learners, including young people, mature learners, learners with special educational needs or where English is an additional language, who are thinking of working in a school or college setting.
What will I learn?
This course contains six mandatory knowledge-based units which are understanding schools and colleges as organisations, understanding children and young people’s development, understanding communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults, understanding children and young people’s health and safety, safeguarding children and young people, and finally understanding equality, diversity and inclusion in working with children and young people.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
All units are assessed by a designated assessor using a range of methods. This will include a portfolio of evidence and written assignments.
This is a knowledge only qualification. Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take this qualification.
Additional Costs and Information
Duration of the course is 6 months.
For learners under the age of 24 who do not have a full Level 2 qualification, the cost of this course is £504.
What Could I Do Next?
Progression opportunities can be discussed with your designated assessor upon application to the course.