Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges

This qualification is an introduction to the knowledge and understanding needed to work in a school or college environment. It can apply to the many varied roles that full and part-time support staff may fulfil including: administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles and volunteers, as well as roles that work directly with children and young people.

The dates and times for the Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges are as follows:

Day: Mondays – Time: 09.30am – 14.00pm – Start Date: Monday 15th January – Finish Date: Monday 1st July

The course will only run during term time.

For information of how to enrol on this course please contact

Email: adult.education@cirencester.ac.uk, Tel: 01285 640994


Who is the level 2 course for?

This qualification is aimed at those who are thinking of working in a school or college setting.

What topics are covered?

The mandatory units for this qualification are as follows:

  • Understand Schools and Colleges as organisations.
  • Understand Children and Young People’s Development.
  • Understand Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
  • Understand Children and Young People’s Health and Safety
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Understand Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People


All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods which could include: written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams or setting up an information board.

Eligibility and Cost

To enrol onto this course learners must be aged over 19 from the 31/08/23. Required to have been a UK/EU citizen for at least 3 years.

This course is fully funded if you meet the above eligibility criteria and are:

  • Employed and earning an annual salary of less than £20,319
  • Unemployed and in receipt of state benefit.

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