Preparing to work in schools

The ideal short course for those considering a career in the education sector.

Course overview

At a glance




7 weeks


Bradford & Liverpool

About the course

The level 1 preparing to work in schools award aims to develop your knowledge of the teaching and learning environment in schools.

Over seven-weeks, you will find out what it’s like to work within a school and will cover a variety of different phases that are crucial to succeed in education.

If you successfully pass the course, you’ll gain a level 1 award to add to your CV alongside valuable information to help you decide whether a career in a school is for you.

Is this course right for you?

This course will help you enhance your understanding of the school environment and learn about the roles and responsibilities schools play as an organisation.

It is aimed at individuals who are looking to start their career in education, or those who would like to gain knowledge of the sector.

What you’ll learn

You will develop new skills that underpin your future success in an apprenticeship and/or school setting. The course includes:

  • Roles and responsibilities of schools as an organisation
  • Communication and team working
  • Safeguarding, equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Child development under the curriculum
  • Health, safety and wellbeing
  • Employability information, advice and guidance

How you’ll learn

The course is delivered in cohorts, so you will get to network with individuals who are also considering a career in education.

Our fantastic team will guide you through the programme and you will get access to resources which will support your studies.

Need more information?

No problem. It doesn’t matter if your query is big or small, our teams are here to help.

Our experts

The people that make it happen


Funding advisor


Funding advisor

I have worked with the company since 2012 when i started as an apprentice employment liaison officer, working primarily on the work programme. I have had numerous roles within the company but have spent the majority of my time here working in administration and in compliance In my current role I administer the starts and awards process for the sector, support clearing withhelds, handle queries and process learner change of circumstances.

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to pay for this course?

No. Full funding is available in certain locations, depending on eligibility.

What support will I receive?

Realise will provide personal and learning support to help you achieve your level 1 preparing to work in schools award. We will also help you with information about future apprenticeship opportunities.

What are the next steps after this course?

We have a fantastic route of progression from pre-apprenticeships all the way through to level 6. Please chat to one of our team to find out the best next steps for you.

Ready to take the next step?

Let’s talk. You’re only a few clicks away from enquiring about this course. Don’t delay, get in touch and start something exciting today!