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Support Work in Schools

Course Code: CSTL2A

Level: 2
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: NCFE
Qualification: Award
Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Six months
When you'll study: Various days and times

About the course

This qualification will provide the essential knowledge and understanding that anyone working in a school setting will need. It is perfect for anyone looking to start a career as a Teaching Assistant or is new to working in a school environment.

What you'll learn

This ten week course will cover:

  • child and young person development
  • communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • schools as organisations.
Entry requirements

You do not have to be employed or volunteering within schools, however you may find it useful in order to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom.


A portfolio of evidence will be submitted for assessment and there are no formal exams.

What's next?

On successful completion you may progress to:

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: CSTL2A

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £300

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.