Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools - virtual (13RN10AL/21)

Online Course

Course details

Course dates and times
Starting on 30 Mar 2022 and running until 13 Jul 2022
Applicable fees
Total £262.00
Tuition Fees£195.00
Exam Fees£67.00
Concessions are available for this course
This award is ideal if you are seeking employment in a school or other educational establishment. It has been designed to meet the needs of all those working in a school support staff role, including those whose role does not involve directly supporting pupils’ learning, such as administrative, catering and site staff.

The award seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding that all those working in an educational setting will need and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context. As it is a knowledge based qualification, it does not require you to be employed by or have a placement in a school.

What do I need to join the course?

You must have successfully completed our Introduction to Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and the Award in Support Work in Schools course and have a good level of written English (Level 2) and ICT skills. As the course is being delivered virtually through Microsoft Teams you will need to ensure that you are able to connect to the internet, have a web browser (e.g. Google chrome, Microsoft Edge) and are able to follow the links to take part in the virtual activities. This will include having some basic computer skills, including being able to use a keyboard and mouse.

What do I need to provide for the first session?

This course is delivered via virtual learning on Microsoft Teams. You will not need to attend any classroom delivery but you will need to commit to attending the virtual sessions at the specified dates and times. In order to participate in the virtual sessions you will need access to the following:

  • Computer/Laptop/Tablet
  • Headset/earphones if required, including a microphone (unless you are able to work in an area where you will not be disturbed/disturb others
  • A reliable internet connection
  • An email address to access the virtual classroom
  • A means of using video conferencing e.g. integrated webcam, webcam, tablet with camera
  • Teams app downloaded (free download is available)
  • You may find it useful to have a notebook and pen to make notes and you may be asked to submit work back to your tutor, therefore the ability to produce a text or word document that you can upload or email to your tutor will be beneficial.

If you are unsure about how to join a virtual learning session please contact us as soon as possible, but at the latest 2 working days prior to your course starting.  We will then arrange for one of our Personal Advisors to contact you and talk you through how to access the sessions.

You may also want to attend our Preparing for virtual learning short session, this will help you to get started and feel confident in participating with any future virtual learning courses. For more details on this please search on the course booking system or telephone us on 01482 887670 or email learn@eastriding.gov.uk.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught and supported online by experienced tutors. The course will include tutor input, small group work and online learning. Attendance at sessions is important to ensure that you are successful. As well as online group sessions you will be required to carry out independent study at home in order to successfully complete this course.

What will I learn?

On this course you will develop your knowledge in child and young person development, diversity and inclusion, effective communication and safeguarding in a school environment and schools as organisations.

What qualification will I get?

On successful completion of the course you will receive the recognised vocational qualification City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools. You will achieve the qualification by successfully completing all course work.

What could I do next?

Having completed this course you may wish to add the additional units, (without needing to duplicate learning) required in order to achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting teaching and learning in schools (STLS). Your tutor will discuss the best options for you during the course.

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.