Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges

Ref: C2228582

This is an accredited course. 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 This course is aimed at anyone who is already working or volunteering in a school setting or who is wishing to volunteer or gain employment in this area. In this course you will learn about child development, safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context. You will need to build a portfolio of evidence as part of this course.

Additional information about this course

This course is for residents of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. If you live elsewhere please enrol on C2228573 instead.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of what is involved in working in a school setting with children and young people.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

  • Describe typical development patterns and how to recognise and react to potential development concerns
  • Understand the legislation, policies and procedures in place to safeguard the welfare of children and young people and describe the actions to take if a child or young person discloses harm or abuse
  • Explain how to develop effective professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Describe how legislation, policy and procedure protects from discrimination in the learning environment.
  • Identify the key characteristics of different types of schools and the roles of governors and staff

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec - You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.). - You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges

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This course is funded by the Cambridge project and only applicable postcode areas are permitted to enrol.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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