Adult Courses

Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools NCFE

Course Overview

  • Campuses

    Havering Ardleigh Green
  • Qualification

    Adult Courses
  • Subject

    Education and Teacher Training
  • Schedule

    Friday - September and January Start (Day)
  • Duration

    16 Weeks
  • Course Target


Course Fees

*Many adults pay no or low fees, depending on their circumstances.

Entry requirements

Learners must be at least 19 years old. This is a knowledge-only qualification. Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take this qualification. Learners need to attend an interview and complete an initial assessment with the programme team.


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 areas such as how to support the well-being of a child or young person and child and young person development. This qualification is aimed at a range of learners who are thinking of working in a school setting.

You can expect to study:

  • Understanding schools as organisations
  • Understanding how to keep children and young people healthy, safe and well
  • Understanding how to communicate with children, young people and adults
  • Assessment Criteria

    This qualification 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.

Further Information

This qualification is aimed at a range of students who are thinking of working in a school setting, including young people, mature learners, learners with special educational needs or where English is an additional language. Successful students might be able to progress to a Level 2 qualification.

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