Course Type / Attendance

Part Time

Subject Area

Early Years, Education and Care

Start Date

September 2018

Course Length

16 weeks







Course Level


Award to be received


Regulatory Body


Home / Course / Preparing to work in schools

Who is this course for?

This qualification is aimed at a range of learners who are thinking of working in a school setting including: young people, mature learners, learners with special educational needs or where English is an additional language.

What do you need to apply for the course?

There aren’t any specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. This is a knowledge-only qualification. Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take this qualification.

What are the key things you'll learn?

This qualification provides learners with an understanding of the principles of working within an educational setting.

Areas covered:

  • Understand schools as organisations
  • Understand how to keep children and young people healthy, safe and well
  • Understand how to communicate with children, young people and adults

How you will learn

This course is taught through class based theory lessons, interactive activities, group work and observations.

Where could this course take you?

Learners can progress onto the Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges or the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

What costs will you incur?

No costs incurred.