Introduction to Support Work in Schools

Ref: C2226236

This short course will give students the knowledge, skills and understanding to support children's learning through a range of fun and practical activities. Also, there will be opportunities to look at progressing onto the Helping in Schools Level 2 course.

Additional information about this course

There will be no class on Tuesday 19th February.

Course aim

To give students the background knowledge and confidence to become an effective parent helper in school and/or to help their children's learning in the home.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No specific experience or skills but students will need to be able to work at level 1 or above in English.

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

  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of staff in schools including governing body.
  • Identify strategies to help children develop skills in reading.
  • Identify strategies to help children develop skills in Maths.
  • Identify practical strategies for encouraging children's social, emotional and behavioural development

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

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

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

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

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • 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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

Download full course information sheet

Introduction to Support Work in Schools


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact

Visa Credit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Debit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Electron payments supported by RBS WorldPay Mastercard payments supported by RBS WorldPay Maestro payments supported by RBS WorldPay JCB payments supported by RBS WorldPay Solo payments supported by RBS WorldPay
RBS WorldPay Payments Processing