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Your Study Options

  • Part-time Courses & Adult Courses
  • lifetime Skills Guarantee

Start Dates

September, February and April.

About the course

This course offers learners first-hand experience of working in the education sector, whilst learning the knowledge and putting it into practice. Many students find part-time or full employment from the course whilst volunteering in the setting.


1 year

Entry requirements

Secure a placement for at least 2 days a week that will enable all criteria to be covered.

Who is it suitable for?

  • Adults who would like a change of career 
  • School leavers

How much does it cost?

£632 – funding available depending on income ect.

Learner loan available

Awarding body


Where will this course take me?

From level 2 to level 3

Or from level 2 to employment

Level 3 to employment

Core modules

  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults 
  • Schools as organisations 
  • Support learning activity 
  • Promote positive behaviour 
  • Develop professional relationships
  • Equality and diversity 
  • Support assessment for learning 
  • Engage in personal development 
  • Health and safety 
  • Child development 
  • Safeguarding

Level 2- 9 mandatory optional units of credit value 3 

Level 3- 11 mandatory optional units of credit value 12 

Optional modules

Optional units depend on age range

How will I be assessed?

Written work and observations

Will I have to provide anything?

  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Textbook

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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