Award in Support Work in Schools (QCF) – Level 2


This qualification is an introduction to the information and knowledge needed to work in primary, secondary or special schools. It covers the many varied roles that full and part time support staff may fulfill including: administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles and volunteers, as well as those roles that work directly with children and young people in the school environment.

Who is this course suitable for?

All those who would like to work in a school support role. It also provides initial training and induction for those new in post.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements for this qualification but learners need to be at least 16 years old.

How is it assessed?

When you enrol for this course you will be allocated and assessor who will work with you remotely to complete the Award.  You will submit written work online to your assessor for marking and feedback.

There are no end exams for this qualification

Do I need a workplace setting?

No you do not need a workplace setting to complete this award.

How long with it take to complete?

Typically this course will take approximately 6 months to complete.

How many credits is this qualification worth?

This qualification is worth 12 credits

What further qualification can I progress to?

You could progress to the level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in schools  or the Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in schools.