What is the course about?
This qualification will provide you with an understanding of the knowledge required when working directly with children and young people in a school or college environment. The course covers several topics to enable you to develop an understanding of children and young people’s development, safeguardingtheir welfare, and communication and professional relationships. This course provides a stepping stone into further learning within the sector.
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?
This is a Level 1 Award course. Learners need to have Entry Level 3 level reading and writing and Level 1 speaking and listening English skills. Additionally, you will need to have basic IT digital skills.
What topics does the course cover?
There are three units in this qulification. Understanding schools as orgainsations, understanding how to keep children and young people healthy, safe and well and understanding how to communicate with children, young people and adults.
How will I be taught and assessed?
This course will be offered on line and some classroom delivery where appropriate. You will be expected to have your own computer or laptop. The course is an e-portfolio course, where you will complete the three units and upload them on to your e-portfolio to be assessed. You will be expected to attend each session either on line or in college when appropraite.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
Learners on a low income or in receipt of applicable benefits will not be required to pay a fee. We may also be able to provide a laptop*. You will need regular access to a computer or laptop and reliable internet service to complete this course. Once enrolled, learners will be able to download a free copy of Microsoft Office and will be given access to Microsoft office 365.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
By the end of the course you will achieve an accrediated Level 1 Award qualification and will have an understanding of how schools work as organisations. You will have gained digital skills such as saving word documents on a computer or laptop, research skills using the internet safely.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
The course offers progression on to the Level 2 Certificate in supportinf teaching and learning