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Preparing to Work in Schools - Level 1 Award

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Course NameStart DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd TimeSite 
Preparing To Work In Schools - L1 Award - Blended Learning - Thursday Mornings22/09/202206/10/202209:3012:00Ashby Community HubAvailable for applications
Preparing To Work In Schools - L1 Award - Blended Learning - Monday Evenings07/11/202221/11/202217:3020:00Ashby Community HubAvailable for applications
Preparing To Work In Schools - L1 Award - Distance Learning12/09/202228/07/2023  Distance Learning - HomeAvailable for applications

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We need to check what course you are enrolling on and what your age and income status is first. You may be entitled to a free or reduced cost place if you are in receipt of benefits, you depend financially on someone who does, or are working but on a low wage (£18,525 annual gross salary)

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Course Description


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This course will be offered in September as both Distance Learning & Blended Learning

* For the Distance Learning course, you can apply at any time during the academic year with the aim of completing the course in approximately 8 - 10 weeks. *

* Please note that when you apply for a course, your place is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from a member of our Customer Services Team *

NCFE Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools

Course Overview

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.

You will complete three units consisting of:

• 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

Delivery Method

This may be either Face to Face or Blended Learning.

Face to Face learning is regularly weekly sessions in a classroom.

Blended learning is a mixture of face to face sessions and online learning. A range of teaching and learning strategies will be employed.


You will be expected to work on activities at home between 5 – 5.5 hours per week, as directed by your tutor.


The course is continuously assessed using a variety of assessments – written assignments, professional discussions and question and answer sessions.