Kingston Maurward Business and IT


Course Title: Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools (QCF)
Course Code: SS009

Department: Kingston Maurward Business and IT
Course Type: Part Time

This is a new qualification for school support staff and replaces the existing NVQs in Support Work in Schools and Supporting Teaching and Learning. All of the qualifications in this suite have been informed by the National Occupational Standards in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.



Award in Support Work in Schools (QCF)

Course Content

This is a knowledge based qualification that will provide candidates with a secure understanding from which to progress to a Level 3 role. It is suitable for candidates not yet in a school role but who have the capability to achieve at Level 3; candidates in a Level 2 role wishing to demonstrate that they are ready for progression to Level 3; and as initial training for those newly in post at this level.

This is a qualification intended to provide the underpinning knowledge and understanding for those with a role in directly working with children or young people in schools.

Entry Requirements

Minimum age of 16. The Awarding Body does not set any other entry requirements but Centres may have their own guidelines.

Next Steps

Foundation Degree

Career Opportunities

The Award and Certificate are intended to prepare learners for employment. Supporting literacy and numeracy development, supporting a curriculum area, behaviour support, additional support needs, e.g., gifted and talented, special educational needs, bilingual support/English as an additional language, pastoral and welfare support, exam invigilation, extra-curricular activities, working with parents, learning guide, induction mentor and team leadership.