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Level 1 Preparing to Work in Schools

Course Description

This qualification prepares learners for further learning and training whilst developing an understanding of the teaching and learning environment in a school setting. It covers topics such as how to support the well-being of children, and child development.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

No prior knowledge or work experience required. Written and spoken English at Entry 3 will be a minimum requirement.

Course Content

This course is an introduction to working in schools, and will cover; how to keep children and young people heathy, safe and well, and how to communicate with children, young people and adults.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching and learning methods will include, talk, discussion, group tasks, and practical work.Resources used within each lesson are available forlearnerson our online learning platform Google Classroom


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.

Next Steps and Progression

Level 1 Certificate in Caring for Children Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat, phone on 020 7255 4700 or email

Additional Learning Support

Additional Learning Support (ALS) is available for this course and is subject to an assessment with a member of our support staff.  ALS may include one or more of the following: support in classes, out of class in small groups, workshops or 1:1 with a specialist tutor.  Reasonable adjustments including assistive equipment and also access support can be made available through our Disability Officer. Please let us know as soon as possible about your learning needs and/or disabilities so we can arrange support at the earliest opportunity.  Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers and employability advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support for some course fees. You may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572