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Teaching Social Work

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What's Involved

If you work or wish to work in schools supporting teaching and learning, then this course is for you. It is ideal for teaching assistants working under the direction of the teacher. This course will enable the learner to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in the school environment. It is suitable for both employed and voluntary teaching assistants.

You have a choice of possible option units such as preparing and maintaining the learning environment or displays. There are further option units including Special Educational Needs.

Entry Requirements

You need to be at least 18 years of age. You need to be employed or working as a volunteer teaching assistant for 6 hours per week. You need to complete a literacy assessment at level 1 to study this qualification.

Where will it take me?

You may want to progress on to the Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 programme or Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3.

Typically, you will go on to work in a school as a teaching assistant. You may wish to look for work as a general classroom assistant or as a support assistant for individuals with specific learning needs.

Course Assessment Method

You will be appointed an assessor. They will visit you in the workplace to carry out observations of your work. You will also discuss your work as a teaching assistant and complete log sheets. There are also written assignments to complete.

You will need to complete units on:

  • Child development;
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children;
  • Health and safety;
  • Behaviour;
  • Relationships;
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion.

You will also study units on school as organisations, team practice and support learning activities.

Where and When


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Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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