Who is this course for?
The course is for you if you wish to work within the school sector and do not already possess a relevant Level 2 qualification. It will provide you with a ‘licence to practice’ in a supervised capacity with children and young people within the school sector.
What do you need to apply for the course?
You’ll need to possess or be working towards an Adult Literacy and Numeracy Level 2 qualification such as GCSE grade C or equivalent. You will also be required to complete a Target Skills Assessment, a health questionnaire, a CRB (police check) and pass an interview.
What are the key things you'll learn?
This course will give you the skills and knowledge specifically for working within the school sector. You will study units including:
- Understanding how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people
- Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour
- Promote equality, diversity and inclusion
- Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
How you will learn
The course is both theoretical and practical and is assessed within college and a relevant educational setting (one day per week in workplace environment). You will be assessed using a variety of methods including written tasks, poster presentations, as well as observations in the workplace.
Where could this course take you?
After successfully completing the course you could find employment as an educational practitioner within the school sector. You could also choose to progress to the NCFE Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools – Level 3 or an Early Years qualification
What costs will you incur?
An additional fee of £44 will be required for your CRB (police check). This may be wavered under specific circumstances.
Personal expenditure is minimal but you will be required to provide items of stationary such as pens and papers as well as purchasing a memory stick for use in college. You will also need to ensure you can travel to college and your work placement on a weekly basis.
Previous Student Experience
“At the start of the course I was shy and very apprehensive. By the end of the course I had become a confident and very able practitioner. The course has changed my life; I’ve signed up for Level 3 and am really looking forward to reaching my goal of working in a special school for children with disabilities.”Steve Graham, now studying NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools