What does the qualification cover?

This qualification prepares learners for further learning and training whilst developing an understanding of the teaching and learning environment in a school setting. It covers areas such as how to support the well-being of a child or young person and child and young person development.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is aimed at a range of learners who are thinking of working in a school setting including: young people, mature learners, learners with special educational needs or where English is an additional language.

What are the entry requirements?

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 14 and above.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

This is a knowledge-only qualification. Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take this qualification.

How is this qualification structured?

To achieve the Award the learner must complete 3 mandatory units.

How is it assessed?

This qualification will be internally assessed using a range of methods, which could include written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams, or setting up an information board.

How long does it take to complete?

You can usually complete the Award in 3 months.

What qualifications can you progress to?

Learners can progress onto the Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges or the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

Funding for our qualifications

Find out about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.

Ref: 603/2477/6

Sector: Education and Training, Supporting Teaching and Learning

Level: Level 1

Minimum entry age: 16

Key Facts

The Key Facts document details all of the important information you need to know about this qualification.

Purpose statement 

This document outlines the content of this qualification, who it’s designed for, and the opportunities it could lead to.

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