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Course Mode
Distance Learning
Start Date
Start / End Time
9:30am - 2:30pm
4 Weeks

Education & Childcare

Childcare and education is one of the most exciting and rewarding sectors and one that needs top quality staff at all levels and offers plenty of career choice, working with children of all ages and within various settings.

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Course Overview

- Virtual classroom via video conference from the comfort of your home
- Qualified tutor guides you each step of the way - no exam - portfolio based assessment
- Easy to complete workbooks & we provide IT support

What will you learn:
- Introduction to the knowledge needed to work in a school environment
- Supporting the classroom teacher & working with small groups of children
- Assisting with 1:1 support and learning progress differentiation
- Communication and professional relationships with children
- Improve your CV, job applications & interview skills

Qualifications you get:
- NCFE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools & Colleges
- ETA Level 1 Certificate in Securing Progression
- ETA Level 1 Certificate in Personal & Social Skills
- ETA Level 1 Certificate in Securing Employment
- ETA Level 1 Award in Personal Resilience & Perseverance

Entry Requirements

- Grade C (or grade 4) Maths & English, or equivalent
- Age 19+ before 31 August 202
- UK resident for 3+ years
- Laptop/PC required (no smart phones/tablets please)
- In receipt of any of these benefits: JSA/ESA/UC/Income Support

You must have one of the following forms of ID: UK Passport, UK Driving Licence, UK Birth Certificate, EU ID card/passport or Residency Permit/documents.

Please note to secure employment in Education you will be required to undergo a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. If you register with one of our employer partners you get the DBS check funded!

After Your Course

- Guaranteed interview with programme sponsors at the Cumbria Teaching Agency

Work Coaches support you into employment after the course:
- Job Board registration:
- CV/Cover letter preparation and job finding tips
- Daily Job Links to new job adverts
- Offer of '1 to1' sessions for personalised assistance
- Interview preparation & assistance when needed

In other words.ongoing support until you find employment!



The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses and per course for part-time courses.

There may be other costs associated with this course, e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.

Courses fees

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2024/25 academic year.

Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2 Courses

You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification if any of the below apply to you:

  • Receive an eligible means-tested benefit, e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
  • Have an annual salary of less than £25,000
  • Are aged 16-18 on 31/08/24 and are not studying at another school/college
  • Do not already have a level 1, 2 or 3 qualification
  • Have a household income under £35,000 and are in financial hardship

See the Student Money pages for more information.