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Title: Preparing to Work in Schools Award Level 1
Weekly hours: 4 hours
Fee: Free*
Duration: 8 weeks

Preparing to Work in Schools Award Level 1

This short course is ideal for those who are investigating a career as a teaching assistant.

What will I learn?

The course is designed to prepare you for further learning and training whilst developing an understanding of the teaching and learning environment in a school setting.

Aimed at a range of learners who are thinking of working in a school setting the course covers areas such as how to support the well-being of a child or young person and development.

How will I be assessed?

There will be a written/practical assessment.

What may it lead to?

Completion of this course will enable progression onto our Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning course.

Additional information & other costs

*This course may be free to those who are 19+ and are unemployed or on a low income subject to criteria.

​To discuss funding requirements, please contact our Student Information Centre on 01227 811188 or email

Interested in this course?

Make and enquiry and register your interest

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111