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This award is an introduction to the information and knowledge needed to work in primary, secondary or special schools.

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?

    It covers the many varied roles that full-time and part-time support staff may fulfil including administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles and volunteers, as well as those roles that work directly with children and young people in the school environment.

  • Example modules

    • Child and young person development
    • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
    • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
    • Schools as organisations
    • Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • How will I be assessed?

    To complete this course the learner must complete 6 mandatory units.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this course but an interview may be required to ascertain suitability

  • Progression & Career Opportunities

    On completing this qualification, you will be eligible to apply for a number of school support-based roles or you may continue study through Level 2 Certificate Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.

  • Additional Information

    This course is studied 5 hours per week over 14 weeks.

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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 2
Study Mode Part-Time Course
Start Date January
Duration 14 Weeks
Course Code PSWISL2AW-1
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