Preparing to Work in Schools

Our Adult Learning Shops focus on building on individual employability skills, providing a range of ‘route to employability’ introduction courses.

This course is suitable for those who wish to work in a school or learning centre for young people, either as a paid employee or as a volunteer.

This course has been designed to provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to be prepared for work in schools or other learning centres in a non-teaching capacity either as a paid employee or as a volunteer.

The following units are covered:

  • Understand the safeguarding of children and young people in a learning environment.
  • Understand different ways to communicate effectively with children and young people in a learning environment.
  • Know about different conflicts that may occur in the classroom and how to solve them.
  • Know about job opportunities working with children and young people in educational settings.
  • Understand mental health issues in relation to diverse groups.
  • Know how to support those for whom English is not their first language.
  • Understand the different types of schools from early years to post compulsory education.
How To Apply

Please get in touch with us if you are interested in enrolling onto an English or mathematics course.

You can email or phone us via the details provided on this page or submit the course enquiry form.

The Learning Shop will then book an appointment with a National Carers Service adviser and make arrangements for you to complete an assessment to determine the appropriate level for you to study at.

We will also need to confirm whether or not you are eligible to pay any course fees, and you may be asked to provide some further information about your current employment and financial status and previous learning.

Once this has been completed we will then enrol you onto your course programme.

Preparing to Work in Schools
Course Outline: This course has been designed to provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to be prepared for work in schools
DurationFlexible programme available to learners aged 18 or over
CampusThe Learning Shop - Colchester
The Learning Shop - Clacton.
The Learning Shop - Dovercourt
The Learning Shop - Witham
Start DateLearners can enrol on these courses throughout the year
AttendanceFlexible attendance throughout the year

Disclaimer

All Fees and prices shown on this page are for courses starting in the 2020-21 academic year unless stated otherwise, and are correct at the time of entering/printing information, however these may be subject to change. The College cannot accept legal or financial liability as a result of any such changes.

The course information describes programmes offered by Colchester Institute. The College takes all reasonable steps to provide courses as described, but cannot guarantee provision. The information is for guidance and does not form any part of a contract.

The College reserves the right to update and amend information as and when necessary. Colchester Institute will do its best to provide the courses shown, but may have to modify or withdraw a course depending on customer demand and other factors.