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09:30 to 12:30
24 week course
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Course Overview

The Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges has been designed as 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 work directly with children and young people in the learning environment.
This is a knowledge-based qualification so learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to achieve this qualification. It provides a fabulous insight and preparation to working within school settings. It does not give you a Teaching Assistant qualification, but rather a good grounding to go onto do this.

This course usually runs for 24 weeks for 2.5 - 3 hours each week

What will I learn?

All units need to be to completed and cover the following topics:
Unit 1 Understand schools and colleges as organisations
This unit aims to prepare the learner for working in a school or college. It covers knowledge and understanding of the school and college organisational structure and function.
Unit 2 Understand children and young people’s development
The aim of this unit is to explore holistic development. The unit will also consider effects on development and the role of the support worker to support the child and young person when concerns are raised about an individual’s development.
Unit 3 Understand communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
This unit provides the knowledge and understanding that underpins effective communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

Unit 4 Understand children and young people’s health and safety
The aim of this unit is to raise an awareness of health and safety through knowledge and understanding of policies and procedures in a learning environment.

Unit 5 Safeguarding children and young people
This unit provides the knowledge and understanding required for safeguarding children and young people.

Unit 6 Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
The aim of this unit is to explore equality, diversity and inclusion. The unit will consider legislation, policy and procedure in schools and colleges to protect children and young people in a learning environment from the effects of discrimination.

How will the course be assessed?

• Once you have enrolled you will be sent information on how to get started on Moodle.
• Throughout the course there will be an opportunity to speak to one of our teachers and there will be also be ‘live’ chats available to those who wish to participate.
• Your teacher will be on hand throughout the course to offer you support, feedback and guidance.
• For this course, you will ideally have an email address and access to the internet via either a Smart phone, tablet or computer. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet.
• No skills or experience needed
• You will need to talk to your course teacher and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. This will be carried out after enrolment during week 1 of the course.
• Learners need to be working at Level 1 qualification in English to join this course.

Through completing a range of group, individual and paired activities linked to the course criteria you will build a portfolio of evidence 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 and verified by a CACHE assessor.

This course usually runs for 24 weeks for 2.5 - 3 hours each week. All 6 units need to be completed to achieve the award. It is important that you attend regularly to be able to achieve the qualification successfully. The first session is 'Welcome Week' during which you will have the opportunity to find out about the course and discuss what you hope to learn.

Materials and other information

You wll need the following :

• 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.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.