Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges – Jan Start
This course is a fantastic introduction to supporting the education and development of young people in schools and colleges.
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
Are you looking to start your learning journey in supporting teaching and learning in a school or college – or with another education provider – by gaining an entry level qualification? Are you maybe looking for a new career? Do you feel you have the necessary study skills and professional behaviours to embark on a course leading to a vocational starting point?
This course is a fantastic introduction to supporting the education and development of young people in schools and colleges. It is the first step on the ladder to developing your knowledge and understanding of what is involved in enhancing learning and experience in educational settings. The course leads to a variety of other programmes that could allow you to become qualified as a teaching assistant.
This qualification is an introduction to the knowledge and understanding needed to work in a school or college environment. It can apply to the many varied roles that full- and part-time support staff may fulfil, including administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles and volunteer roles, as well as roles that involve working directly with children and young people in the learning environment.
With DCG you will have access to a wealth of support and additional courses that can complement your career development. If you need to gain a grade C/4 or equivalent in GCSE English and/or Maths, you can work towards that here at College.
You will enjoy free access to our library and our online resources. You will also receive training in accessing these. Additional support is on offer for you as needed.
What are the benefits?
This course will give you the confidence to see you can do great things in preparing for qualification in an occupational area. You will have the opportunity to build transferable skills such as:
- Developing confidence in using ICT to enhance your skill set
- Improving your interpersonal skills as a speaker, giving you the opportunity to share practical ideas and try them out in your role
- Making a difference to the educational development of your children and those young people with whom you work
- Introducing you to what is required to begin your career as a teaching assistant
You must be aged 19 or over and have evidence of:
- A commitment and interest in support work in schools
- A good standard of written and spoken English
- A DBS, which will be required in order for you to work/volunteer at a school: you, along with the school, will be responsible for obtaining this.
What will you learn?
Education support workers work in Primary, Special, Secondary and Further Education and across all age ranges, encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities.
By being introduced to the key principles and knowledge of being an education support worker, you can begin promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem which plays an integral part in pupils’ wellbeing. You will ensure pupils can thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment.
This is an active role, supporting the learner to access the curriculum. You will become a good role model, acting with honesty and integrity, taking part in team meetings, and contributing to planning and class activities.
Promoting fundamental British values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive behaviours is also crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development.
You will develop knowledge, skills and professional behaviours holistically during this course, and use your work placement to practise what you learn. Your work in a variety of learning environments with children, young people or adults is critical in enabling you to develop confidence, understanding and practice. Alongside this, you will work towards your Level 2 qualification, thematically studying the following units:
- Understanding schools and colleges as organisations
- Understanding children and young people’s development
- Understanding communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
- Understanding children and young people’s health and safety
- Safeguarding children and young people
- Understanding equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
How will you learn?
This course will be delievered on-site.
What will you need to bring with you?
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed through a range of individual and group tasks, presentations, written tasks, professional discussions, observation of your practice in your school or college, reflective practice and continuous professional development. Assessment is continuous and is designed to develop your academic and communication skills and to build your confidence.
After completing this course, you could:
- Secure progress to a formal Teaching Assistant qualification with the requirement of gaining valuable hands-on experience on placement
- Prepare for an Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools contract with a school or other educational provider
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Information for Employers
Information for Employers
This course could lead to one of these careers...
Teaching and Other Educational Professionals n.e.c.
Further Education Teaching Professionals
Special Needs Education Teaching Professionals
Educational Support Assistants
Education Advisers and School Inspectors
Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professionals
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:39 pm