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Support Work in Schools Level 2 Certificate


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Price
£275 inc VAT
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Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
Qualification
Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools (QCF)
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Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Overview

The course is available to learners 16+ who are interested in working within a school, particularly in the role of a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant. This is a knowledge based qualification; it can be taken by learners not yet employed in a school, as well as providing initial training/induction for those new in post.

Aims

This is a knowledge based qualification suitable for all support staff roles in schools, including site staff, administrators etc as well as those who work directly with children and young people. It 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.

Qualification

Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools (QCF)
Regulated by Ofqual

Description

The course is designed for home study or distance learning and is comprised of comprehensive printed course notes presented in an A4 ring binder, together with course assignments and study guide. Tutor support and a student helpline facility are integral to the course, and students have a full 12 months in which to complete their studies. Actual study time will be of the order of 90-100 hours.

The course is divided up into five study units, each with one tutor marked assignment to be completed. Each assignment contains approx 8-10 written tasks to be completed which are then submitted to a subject tutor for marking. Where required assignments can be re-submitted after amendment in the event that the assessment standards are not full met on first submission

The course units and topics are as follows:

UNIT 1: Child and young person development

After this unit students will

  • Know the main stages of child and young person development
  • Understand the kinds of influences that affect children and young people’s development
  • Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development

UNIT 2: Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

After this unit students will

  • Know about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety
  • Know what to do when children or young people are ill or injured, including emergency procedures
  • Know how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused, harmed or bullied

UNIT 3: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

After this unit students will

  • Know how to interact with and respond to children and young people
  • how to interact with and respond to adults
  • Know how to communicate with children, young people and adults
  • Know how to communicate with children, young people and adults
  • Know about current legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection

UNIT 4: Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

After this unit students will

  • Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people
  • Understand the impact of prejudice and discrimination on children and young people
  • Understand inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people

UNIT 5: Schools as organisations

After this unit students will

  • Know the different types of schools in the education sector
  • Know how schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities
  • Understand how schools uphold their aims and values
  • Know about the laws and codes of practice that affect work in schools
  • Know about the range and purpose of school policies and procedures
  • Know about the wider context in which schools operate

Who is this course for?

The course is designed for learners 16+ who are interested in working within a school, particularly in the role of a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant. This is a knowledge based qualification; it can be taken by learners not yet employed in a school, as well as providing initial training/induction for those new in post.

Requirements

There are no study pre-requirements as the course is intended for learners who have not studied this topic beforehand.

Career path

The course is suitable for anyone embarking upon a career in teaching or learning support in schools, and who require a recognised qualification.

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