Course overview

Get a view into the enriching world of teaching and learning. If you’d like to work in a school, with kids or in an admin role, this course is the perfect first step. Whether you plan to get a teaching qualification or just want a taster into the school environment, this course can teach you essential skills employers look for in school staff. In this course you’ll learn foundational concepts for working in a learning environment. It can help you decide whether a job at a school is right for you

Course description

Learn about the teaching and learning environment in a school. Understand the different job roles that exist, such as learning assistant, support worker, and various admin roles. Understand the process of child development and factors which improve child well-being. Learn ways to support children’s well-being and safeguard them. Gain practical skills for communicating with children and young people.

This qualification is ideal for anyone considering a job role at a school. It is suitable for all types of learners. This course can be the first step for anybody wanting to get a teaching qualification or work in a support role in a school.

This course usually takes around 3 months to complete. The aim is to prepare learners for further study. When you complete this qualification, you can progress to a Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges. You can also study other child development courses to gain deeper knowledge.

Your tutor will assess your learning through different tasks. These could include presentations, posters, leaflets, or worksheets. These tasks will be included in your portfolio for assessment. Your tutor will guide and support you during your learning process.

If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know. We’re committed to helping you access and enjoy adult education. If there’s something we can do to help you, we will.

Please make sure you have access to the internet for the duration of this course. Our tutors use the WEA’s digital learning portal, Canvas, to send you important information and tasks.

The WEA specialises in teaching adults. We want you to enjoy your studies, that’s why our tutors take great care to create a positive learning environment.

Most of our courses are free for most of our learners. Please note that you need to get to the end of the enrolment process to see the discounts.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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