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Preparing to Work in Schools as a Teaching Assistant - Level 1 Award

Course code: WPAU901P

Subject area: Teacher & Assessor Training

Study level: Part Time

Course level: E

Course details

Course time:

10:00 - 12:30

Days of week:


Course date:

25th Apr 2024 - 4th Jul 2024

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

This qualification prepares learners for further learning and training whilst developing 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.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

Please note there are no sessions on: 30/05/24

The ten-week course will explore:

Schools as organisations

Main Policies and Procedures

Health & Safety


Healthy Lifestyles

The main stages of development, from birth to 19 years

How to communicate effectively with children, young people and adults

Characteristics of Teamwork

Equality & Diversity

Learning and the Curriculum

Facilities at the Abingdon Campus:

Vending machines and Costa Coffee shop

Watercoolers available to refill your water bottle.

Free parking.

What next?
Learners can progress to Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning
Entry criteria
This qualification is aimed at a range of learners who are thinking of working in a school setting including: young people, mature learners, learners with special educational needs or where English is an additional language.
Fee information
NCFE Registration £24

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools
Learning & method assessment
Learners will be able to participate in weekly, classroom activities to build and share knowledge alongside their peers. There will be opportunities to have discussions, do short presentations, design leaflets and complete a diary to reflect on weekly lessons.