Preparing to Work in Schools

Who is this course for?

Level 1

These is an accredited course for those interested in working in nursery or school settings.

Level 2

These is an accredited course for those who wish to build upon their Level 1 qualification and are considering a career as a teaching assistant in a nursery, school or college.

What entry requirements do I need to start the course?

Level 1

There are no entry requirement for this course.

It is essential that you have literacy skills, as you will be required to complete written assignments in order to achieve this Level 1 qualification.

Level 2

You must provide evidence that you hold an English Level 2 qualification or are working towards it. Preferably you have also completed the Level 1 course.

To start this course, you are encouraged to obtain a placement in an educational setting.

What is the curriculum intent of this course?

Level 1

The structure and delivery of the course’s curriculum will enable you to develop your skills in supporting and assisting in nurseries and schools. It will prepare you for progression on to Level 2 course.

The course will improve your knowledge of the role of a school helper and assist in your own progression to further learning.

Level 2

The structure and delivery of the course’s curriculum will enable you to develop your skills in supporting and assisting in nurseries and schools, as well as colleges.

It will prepare you for progression to become a Teaching Assistant.

The course will improve your knowledge of the role of a Teaching Assistant.

What will the course cover?

The courses jointly cover:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a school helper
  • Roles and responsibilities of a teaching assistant
  • The National Curriculum
  • The structure of a school as an organisation
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Confidentiality
  • Behaviour management
  • Teaching and learning styles
  • Hazards in a school environment

What could I do when I have finished this course?

Level 1

After this course has finished you may like to enrol on Level 2 course.

Information will be given before the end of the course to help you choose your next steps.

Level 2

After this course has finished you may like to apply for a Level 3 qualification.

Information will be given before the end of the course to help you choose your next steps.

Where and when will I learn?

Please refer to the timetable for course dates and times. This course is classroom based. 

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring:

  • a notepad
  • a pen (or a digital device) to take notes
  • a file to store your work

How much will the course cost?

This course is free of charge.

What shall I do next?

Apply for the Preparing to Work in Schools Level 1 course

Apply for the Preparing to Work in Schools and Colleges Level 2 course

If you require help with the form please contact us on 01325 405601, 07932 869325 or l&[email protected].

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