MON - 09/01/2023
12:30 to 15:00
12 week course
20 Places Remaining
Course Overview

This Level 1 accredited qualification is designed to prepare learners for further learning and training, whilst developing an understanding of the teaching and learning environment in a school setting, how to support the wellbeing of a child or young person and child, and young person development.

The qualification is aimed at a range of learners who are thinking of working in a school setting. This course is ideal for anyone wishing to progress onto teaching assistant training.

Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take this qualification.

What will I learn?

All units need to be to completed and cover the following topics:

Unit 1 Understand schools as organisations
1. Understand the different types of schools
2. Understand policies and procedures in schools
3. Understand different areas of learning in schools

Unit 2 Understand how to keep children and young people healthy, safe and well
1. Understand the main stages of development from birth to 19 years of age
2. Understand how to keep individuals safe in the learning environment
3. Understand how to protect children and young people
4. Understand healthy eating
5. Understand equality, diversity and inclusion

Unit 3 Understand how to communicate with children, young people and adults
1. Understand how to communicate effectively with children, young people and adults
2. Understand how to communicate within a team
3. Understand how to encourage individuals in a learning environment

How will the course be assessed?

This is a practical and hands on course where you will be involved in various activities which will enable you to develop new skills. Through a range of group, individual and paired activities linked to the course criteria to enable you to meet the requirements. The course will have a range of assessment activities to demonstrate your understanding of the topic. The course is assessed through portfolio which is internally marked by Lancashire Adult Learning, and then externally marked by a CACHE assessor.

Materials and other information

What will you need?
• A ring binder with file dividers
• Paper and coloured pens
• Access to the Internet for research
• Time to study and complete assignments

The Additional Learning Support Team work across college supporting learners with a variety of learning needs in different ways. Support can be requested at enrolment or at any point throughout your course. For more information telephone 0300 123 6711 or email als.lal@nelsongroup.ac.uk

Progression and Careers

During the course, you will have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the teacher and feedback will be provided. You will also be encouraged to provide course feedback to your teacher, and take part in end of course evaluation.


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