Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2018/19) and are subject to change next year.
For students under 19
Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.
For students aged 19 or over
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees. Some courses may be free, depending on your circumstances. Certain Level 3 & 4 courses require you to pay the fee in full or take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Please see our guide to fees for more information.
Students from outside the EU/EEA need to pay the full international fee for their course. Please note, West London College does not offer Tier 4 Visa Sponsorship for students to study in the United Kingdom.
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.
There are no specific entry requirements but you must be able to complete assessments for the level of course that you are enrolling on.
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.
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.
You will be taught using a variety of methods, such as having discussions, watching/ preparing presentations, note taking and team work