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Support Work in Schools

Course Code: CSTL2A

Level: 2
Subject area: Business, Management & HR
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Award, City & Guilds
Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Six months
When you'll study: Tuesdays, 9.30am - 3.00pm

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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 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.


Course Code: CSTL2A

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £300

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

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  or   B
19 - 23 A  or   B(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A  or   B

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.