Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 26 weeks
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 03/04/2020

Fees and Finance

16-18 Free
19-24 £300 p/ year
24+ £300 p/ year
International £1,080 p/ year


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This is a part-time, six-month course taught on one day per week. The course is designed for those in a variety of roles within the school and includes administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles, volunteers and those roles that work directly with children and young people. It is suitable for both primary and secondary but not for nursery.

If successful, you will be awarded the Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools.

  • Qualification credit value: 12 credits at Level 2.

Aims of the course

To provide an introduction to the information and knowledge required to work in a variety of support roles in schools (primary, secondary and special schools).

Unit Breakdown

You will study 4 units:

  • Child and young person development,
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people. 5. Schools as organisations.

Assessment Method

Candidates build a portfolio of evidence which will include written assignments and tasks. There is no final examination.

Progression Opportunities

  • Successful completion of this course may lead to:
  • Employment in either primary or secondary schools
  • Progression to L2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools once employment is secured (pair or voluntary)

Career Options

Education sector

  • teaching or other support roles

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE's English and maths (minimum grade D)
  • 4 GCSEs (grades D-E) (two of which must be English and math)
  • Placement not required
  • Completion of an initial assessments that indicates an appropriate level of English


This course is classroom-based and will also include workshops and online learning opportunities

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location above.

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All teacher training courses take place at our Southwark Campus (not Lewisham Way).

All admissions interviews and enrolment sessions also take place at Southwark:

25 The Cut, London, SE1 8LF

Email: For general enquiries please contact us at info@lscollege.ac.uk.  For application enquiries please contact us at apply@lscollege.ac.uk  

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Lewisham Southwark College, Lewisham Way, London SE4 1UT

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