Course overview

If you enjoy the buzz of learning environments, this qualification can teach you key skills for employment in a school or college. This government-funded course prepares you for a variety of roles. It provides the basic skills and knowledge necessary to work in admin, technical, or support roles in a learning environment. Studying support work in schools at level 2 can be a first step towards working with kids in teaching positions. It also provides you with the qualifications needed to work in admin at schools. No matter what role you’re interested in, this course can teach you skills for employability in schools and colleges. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Course description

Understand child development and learn how to support children's well-being. Gain insight into the operation of a school or college. Understand essential safeguarding practices for working with children. Become familiar with diversity, equality, and inclusion considerations in the school environment.

Your tutor will set various tasks to assess your learning. These may include producing leaflets, charts or diagrams, or information boards.

This award usually takes around 120 hours to complete and can be done in 6 months. After, you can progress to the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

The aim of this qualification is to prepare you for a variety of job roles that can be done in schools and colleges. These could include: learning assistant, technical support worker, classroom volunteer, administrative worker, or any other on-site roles.

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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