This award prepares you for supporting learning in a range of settings for people aged 16 and over.
The qualification is useful for those wishing to try out the role and for others who have learning support as part of their work. It also provides an important stepping stone for those in related volunteer roles.
What does the qualification cover?
- The importance of learning for achieving personal goals and participating in life, learning and work.
- Different environments for learning support practice.
- The contribution of learning support in lifelong learning.
- How to work with learners and others to support lifelong learning in a range of settings.
- National and local policy, and regulatory requirements, related to learning support practice.
When is the course and how long does it last?
Day 1 & 2: Friday 31st January to Saturday 1st February 9.30am – 4.30pm
Day 3 & 4: Friday 28th February to Saturday 29th February 9.30am – 4.30pm
What could the course lead to?
This Award allows practitioners to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment in the learning support sector.
Students who successfully complete the course will have the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to apply for a Level 3 qualification in Learning Support Practitioners and ultimately continue with their studies into Higher Education.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need to be able to read and interpret written tasks, and write answers in an understandable form.
This course involves learning within college and some private study at home, which means you will need access to a digital or computer device and the internet.
The course costs £199
You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees – please speak to our Student Services Team to discuss this.
The cost includes overnight accommodation on campus on the Friday evenings.