The qualification is aimed at a range of learners who currently work, or aspire to work in a support role in a school or college environment.
This qualification provides a level 2 introduction to Support Work in Schools and Colleges. Its generic nature can apply to the many varied roles that full and part-time support staff may fulfil including: administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles and volunteers, as well as roles that work directly with children and young people in the learning environment.
- Introduction to the award and the assessment requirements
- Understand Schools and Colleges as Organisations
- Understand Children and Young People’s Development
- Understand Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
- Understand Children and Young People’s Health and Safety
- Safeguarding Children and Young People
- Understand Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People
- Building a portfolio of evidence
Units will be internally assessed using a range of methods including: written assignments and tasks such as designing a leaflet, producing charts, diagrams, designing a PowerPoint presentation, designing a staff briefing document, producing a booklet with illustrations and setting up an information board.
SWSC1: Schools and Colleges as Organisations
SWSC2: Children and Young People’s Development
SWSC3: Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults SWSC4: Children and Young People’s Health and Safety
SWSC5: Safeguarding Children and Young People
SWSC6: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People
This is a knowledge-only qualification and learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take this qualification but those currently working or volunteering in a school or college would benefit from the course content.
As well as attending classroom sessions learners should allocate about 6 additional hours per week to undertake independent research/home study and assignment completion.
Learners should be at least 19 years old and must be capable of studying at level 2
It is recommended that learners have (or are working towards) Maths and English Grades A-C (Level 2) to enable progression to the certificate.
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