What is the course about?
This course will provide you with an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school or college environments. A wide range of topics are covered in this course in the 11 mandatory units. It is aimed at learners working in roles that support pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools, as well colleges. The course also enables you to work in schools and colleges to gain skills and knowledge with industry professionals.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications? This is a Level 2 course, therefore, learners will need to have English Level 1 writing, speaking and Listening skills and Maths Level 1 or GCSE Maths and English to undertake this qualification. You will need to apply for a DBS (the college will advise you how on enrolment.)In addition you will need to find a placement in a local school or college for minimum one day a week. We advise you email and call schools now to see if they can offer you volunteering experience that you will need to do for the duration of the course.
What topics does the course cover?
The following topics are covered in this course –Understand schools and colleges as organisationsUnderstand children and young people's developmentSafeguarding children and young people Knowledge Equality, diversity and inclusion in a learning environment for children and young peopleMaintain relationships with children and young peopleSupport the health and safety of children and young peopleSupport positive behaviour in a learning environment for children and young peopleContribute to teamwork in a learning environmentUnderstand children and young people’s play and leisurePromote an effective learning environmentProvide displays in a learning environment
How will I be taught and assessed?
You will be assessed by producing an e-portfolio of evidence that proves your ability and competence to work in the industry. You will also be observed by your Assessor in your placement. Delivery methods can include: Face to face and Blended on line learning. Assessment Methods will include: assignments, professional discussions, observations, work products and self-reflection activities.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
You will need access to a home computer or laptop and a reliable internet source. Using a memory stick to store information can be advantageous. If you do not have your own equipment you maybe eligible for free technical equipment? Please ask our Admissions Team for support and information.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
By the end of this course you will have gained a good understanding of the topics covered and gained experience in classrooms through your work placement. .
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
On completion you will progress to level 3 Certificate/Diploma in supporting teaching and learning.