Support Work in Schools Award Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course enables you to gain the knowledge and experience which will allow you to work with children from birth to five years. The course will give you Early Years Educator status which is required to work in early years settings.

Units may include:

  • Equality, diversity and inclusive practice
  • Safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children
  • Support well-being of babies and young children for healthy lifestyles
  • Support the needs of babies and young children with special educational needs and disability
  • Partnership working

Assessment Methods

Your learning will be assessed using a range of methods in the classroom and the workplace through a work placement. You will complete at least 250 placement hours in settings with babies and young children.

Progression Options

Progression to the Level 3 qualification requires a merit profile and a minimum of a grade 4 in maths and English language. Alternatively, you could find employment as a Nursery or Teaching Assistant, Nanny, Au Pair or Pre-School Assistant or progress to an Apprenticeship.

Course Summary

Course Title Support Work in Schools Award Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 2 range, including English or maths. It is important that you have a good level of spoken and written English. You will be required to attend an interview and have completed at least one week of relevant work experience (eg. in a nursery or primary school). You also need a reference and enhanced DBS check.

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Spotlight

I didn’t know anyone when I started but quickly make new friendships and have gained in confidence. The work experience helped with that, as well as the staff being really supportive.

Charlotte Whiterod

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