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Entry Requirements

Students must be over 18 years old and have Level 2 English/ESOL. There is an initial literacy assessment (Reading and Writing) prior to acceptance onto the course.

Who is the course for

This course is for those wanting to work in schools (primary, secondary, post-compulsory, volunteers and those employed in working directly with children and young people in a school setting.

Course Content

The Award course is made up of 4 mandatory units that are worth 12 credits and one optional unit.

Course units include:

  • Child and young person development
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • Schools as organisations.

Study Methods

The course is made up of taught sessions and tutoring. 100% attendance is required.

How is the course assessed

The tutor will agree appropriate evidence to show the knowledge and skills for all assessment criteria for each unit. All written work must be word processed and uploaded into an electronic portfolio (ONEFILE). There will be training to do this.

Where next - Further Studies

Level 2 Certificate in Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools C&G

Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support

Where next - Job Opportunities

For more information, please contact Employer Services on 01895 853605 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More Information

  • For further information and an application form please contact Marta Knill on 01895 853478 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Alternatively, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to Apply

This course requires an informal interview. To arrange an assessment and interview time please contact Linda Austin, Course Team Leader:

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Tel: 01895 853385.

Alternatively, if you apply by post or in person, you will be contacted by the Student Admissions team to arrange your interview. Please do not send payment for the course with your application form as you will be advised on how to enrol and pay for your course by Teacher Education.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Wed 22 February 2017

Starts: 22/02/2017

Duration: 15 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Wednesday 10:00 to 12:00

Total College Fee: £402.00

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