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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.

There is an expectation you will be either volunteering or employed within a school setting prior to enrolling on this course as there is a requirement to undertake at least 100 hours of work experience during the course.

Who is it suitable for?

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

How much does it cost?

£633 – 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

  • SWSC1: Understand schools and colleges as organisations
  • SWSC2: Understand children and young people’s development
  • SWSC5: Safeguarding children and young people
  • STL2C4: Equality, diversity and inclusion in a learning environment for children and young people
  • STL2C5: Maintain relationships with children and young people
  • STL2C6: Support the health and safety of children and young people
  • STL2C7: Support positive behaviour in a learning environment for children and young people
  • STL2C8: Contribute to teamwork in a learning environment
  • STL2C9: Understand children and young people’s play and leisure
  • STL2C10: Promote an effective learning environment
  • STL2C11: Provide displays in a learning environment

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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Funding Your Course

If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.