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Level 2 Award in Support Work for Schools

Course Duration

80 Guided Learning Hours

Tuition Fees

This course is free and accessible to anyone who matches the entry requirements.

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Functional Skills

About this course

This qualification supports transition, pre-service or early career learning for all support staff roles in school. Providing learners with the essential knowledge for working with children and young people in a school context.

What will I study?

Child and young person development 

  • Main stages of child/young person development 

  • Influences that affect child/young person development 

  • Effects of transition on children and young person’s development 

Communication and professional relationships with children, young people, and adults

  • Interacting with children and young people

  • Interacting with adults

  • Communication with children, young people and adults

  • Legislations, policies and procedures for confidentiality and data protection 

Equality, diversity, and inclusion in work with children and young people

  • importance of promoting equality and diversity with children and young people 

  • Impact of prejudice and discrimination on children and young people

Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

  • Legislations, guidelines, policies, and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children/young people including e-safety

  • Emergency procedure and what to do when a child/young person is ill or injured.

Schools as organisations

  • Different types of schools in the education sector 

  • Organisation of schools regarding roles and responsibilities

  • Laws and cods of practise that affect work in school 

  • Range and purpose of school policies and procedures

  • Wider context of school operations 

  •  completed within this course are:

  • Searching for a job 

  • Apply for a job

  • Interview Skills

Why study here?

We don’t just develop the knowledge and skills, we go above and beyond to develop interpersonal skills that help you develop your career. Not just filling out a workbook, taking away the foundations of a great career. Practical vocational experience. Linked to businesses in your community – linked to employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

14+ years old
Must have legally lived within the UK for at least 3 years
As part of your enrolment process, you’ll complete some initial screening to identify your current working level and to build your learning plan. As part of this process, we’ll provide you with career information and advice to select the best option for you

Course duration

80 Guided Learning Hours

What courses can I progress to?

Subject to eligibility, contact us for more information.

Tuition fees

This course is free and accessible to anyone who matches the entry requirements.

How to apply

To apply for this course, please contact us at

Please note

We make every effort to ensure the information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2023-24. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

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