Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

About this course

This qualification is aimed at a adults who are thinking of working in a school setting. It prepares you for further learning and training whilst helping you to develop an understanding of the teaching and learning environment in a school setting. It covers areas such as how to support the well-being of a child or young person and child and young person development.

As part of your studies you will also complete a Level 1 Award in Safeguarding in A Learning Environment. This will provide you with the knowledge and understanding about everyone's right to learn, to be safe and to be respected. You will learn about what makes a safe and secure learning environment that promotes their health and well-being.

This is a knowledge-only qualification. You do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take this qualification.

You will attend college for one day per week.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements but you must be able to complete assessments for the level of course that you are enrolling on.

Assessment Method

This qualification will be internally assessed using a range of methods, which could include written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams, or setting up an information board.

To achieve the Award the learner must complete 3 mandatory units:

  • Understand schools as organisations
  • Understand how to keep children and young people healthy, safe and well
  • Understand how to communicate with children, young people and adults.
Progression Opportunities

Learners can progress onto the Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges or the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

Study Methods

You will be taught using a variety of methods, such as having discussions, watching/ preparing presentations, note taking and team work


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.