Award in Support Work in Schools Level 2

Ref: C3741926

The course seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding that all those working in a school setting will need and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context. The course will enable students to develop an understanding of working in a support role in a school either in a paid capacity or as a volunteer. The course promotes parental engagement with children’s learning. Students will work towards gaining the Award in Support Work in Schools which is suitable for those wishing to gain employment in a school, work as a volunteer or for those already working in a school setting with children and young people.

Course aim

To give people an understanding of working in a school setting with children and young people and encourage parents to be actively involved with their children.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course
  • You will need to work voluntarily or paid in a childcare setting for a minimum of 20 hours during the course if you aim to move into employment. If you don’t have a placement you may be required to complete additional course work in your own time.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Have an understanding of the development of children and young people
  • Play a part in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Communicate and develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Have an understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • Have an understanding of schools as organisations

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Students will require writing materials and an A4 folder to present their completed work.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • Tutors will suggest additional resources as each unit is addressed The Government's website for educational matters is a valuable resource www.education.gov.uk

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

Download full course outline

Award in Support Work in Schools Level 2 Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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