Award in support work in schools and colleges

The main aim of this level 2 qualification is to help you to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to pursue a support role in schools and colleges.

Course overview

At a glance




12 weeks


Bradford & Liverpool

About the course

This course will give you an understanding of the knowledge and skills required to support work in schools and colleges and includes topics such as child development, equality and diversity and SEND and inclusion.

This short course will be delivered face to face, in group sessions. You will receive a professional Level 2 qualification awarded to you by NCFE.

The course is cost free to learners.

Is this course right for you?

This course is suitable for anyone over the age of 19 who is looking to develop the knowledge needed to progress into a role in a school or college.

What you’ll learn

You will learn about how to support the children and/or young people in your care and will gain the skills to enable them to get the most out of their teaching.

Learning topics and areas of development include:

  • Schools and colleges as organisations.
  • Legal requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Professional relationships.
  • Communication and information sharing.
  • Safeguarding.
  • Health and safety.
  • Child development.
  • Transitions.
  • Equality and diversity.
  • SEND and inclusion.
  • IAG and progression routes.

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How you’ll learn

Teaching sessions will be face-to-face in group sessions, enabling you to connect with peers at the same stage of their career journey.

Throughout the course you will receive and have access to a range of resources in order to enable you to develop your skills and knowledge regarding support work in schools and colleges.

Frequently asked questions

Who is this qualification for?

This course is specifically designed for people who are interested in support roles in schools and colleges.

It covers a wide range of topics that are relevant to the role of support staff, such as safeguarding, child development and inclusion.

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