Childcare and Teacher Training

Childcare: Support Work in Schools Level 2 Distance Learning

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course has various start times throughout the year and will be completed in six months.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. You do not have to be working in a school setting to complete this qualification.

You will achieve

You will achieve a Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools.

Course overview

This qualification is an introduction to the information and knowledge needed to work in primary, secondary or special schools.
It covers the many varied roles that full and part time support staff may fulfill including: site support roles, technical roles and volunteers, as well as those roles that work directly with children and young people in the school environment.

Course content

The learner must achieve 4 mandatory units at Level 2, plus one of two optional units, which can be taken at Level 2 or Level 3, to make a total of 12 credits.

Mandatory 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

Optional Units

  • Schools as organisations at Level 2 or 3


Your work will be assessed by a qualified and experienced assessor.

The course is an E-portfolio using OneFile, access to a computer/laptop and internet will be required.

You will study independently and access an online e-portfolio. You will be provided with guidance and advice and provided with feedback on your coursework. You can contact us online, by email and on the phone.

The Award shares mandatory units with the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification. This provides a direct progression route as any shared units completed can be transferred over and counted towards the Certificate. The Level 2 certificate requires work experience hours.

How much does the course cost?

Course Fees: £319 Full Fee Payable

Extra information

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Childcare: Support Work in Schools Level 2 Distance Learning

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