This qualification will provider learners with an understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children and young people in school environments.  It includes learning about children and young people's development, safeguarding their welfare and communication and professional relationships.

This Award is suitable for learners not yet working in a Level 3 school role but could achieve at this level.  It is also suitable as initial training.

This qualification will enable learners to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in schools. It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting those with disabilities or special educational needs and communication and professional relationships. 

It is aimed at learners working in roles that support pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools.

This qualification is an introduction to the information and knowledge needed to work in a school 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 in the school environment. 


It is aimed at learners not yet employed in a school, as well as providing initial training and induction for those new in post in primary, secondary or special schools.