Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools (SWIS)

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  • Duration:6 months
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Course overview

This self-study qualification is an introduction to the knowledge and understanding needed to work in a school environment.

It can apply to the many varied roles that full and part-time support staff may fulfil including: administration, site support, technical and volunteers, as well as roles that work directly with children and young people in the learning environment.

Course assessment

Written evidence will be assessed by members of the tutoring team to ensure all 5 mandatory units have been completed.

Course progression

Progress could include the completion of the full Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning In Schools. Completion of both courses would support progression to apprenticeship opportunities at Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard.

Need to know…

Entry Requirements:

Learners should ideally have the equivalent of Level 1 literacy skills, however, a formal qualification is not required as this will be assessed prior to starting the course.

You will need access to a device that is connected to the internet.

This course is free for those learners:

● aged 19 or over at 31 August 2023

● Who have lived in the UK/EAA for the last 3 years

● Who currently reside in Somerset

Fee information:

The cost of this course is £672. To be eligible for funding, learners must either live or work in Somerset. Other eligibility criteria may apply.

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