Course Overview

This qualification has been designed to provide you with an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school and college environments.

You will be required to attend three hours per week in College or in one of our community settings.

The course will include a placement in a school or college for a minimum of 12 hours per week.


Course Structure

The course covers a wide range of areas including:

  • Children and young people’s development
  • Supporting children and young people’s behaviour
  • Communication and professional relationships.

Entry Requirements

 GCSE English at a minimum of at Grade D/3 or Level 1 Functional Skills English. Even though a maths qualification is not a requirement for the course, it would be desirable that you are working towards a GCSE grade D/3 or Level 1 Functional Skills. 

You must be working or on a practical placement for the duration of the course.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required.


How Will I Learn?

You will be required to develop a portfolio of evidence demonstrating your competence and underpinning knowledge related to the units. 

Skills You Will Develop

As you work towards this qualification, you will be developing your skills and expertise in a number of areas and you will link theory to your experiences in the classroom.

Examples of skills you will develop will include:

  • Communication
  • Building positive relationships
  • Understanding children and young people's development
  • Supporting learning activities.


On completion of the course, you will be in a position to progress onto the Level 3 Supporting, Teaching and Learning Certificate, a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Supporting, Teaching and Learning or other Level 3 qualifications

How You Will Be Assessed

You will be required to develop a portfolio of evidence demonstrating your competence and underpinning knowledge relating to the units. Approved Assessors will carry out assessments in the workplace. This will be supplemented by other types of evidence as well as written assignments.

Things You May Need

You will require a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check which we will arrange on your behalf.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Tel: 01274 433043
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 433246.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 438999
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our FE Registry team.
Tel: 01274 433172
Email: [email protected].