L2 Support Work in Schools with Understanding Autism & Distressed Behaviour in Children! – Barnoldswick (Thursdays)


Course Eligibility

  • Candidates need to be 19 or older as of 31st August 2023
  • Must live in Lancashire and be able to travel to Barnoldswick 
  • Resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years
  • Must be unemployed or earning less than £20,319 PA
  • Can be in receipt of benefits or not (UC/JSA OR ESA) 

Course Description

Interested in becoming a Teaching Assistant? Looking for a job interview at the end? You’re at the right place!

This is a classroom based course in Barnoldswick, where you will study Support Work in School, this Level 2 qualification will provide an introduction to the skills, qualities and knowledge that may be required for employment.

On competition of your L2 Support work in Schools we are also offering a Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism PLUS Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Distressed Behaviour in Children.

You will study one day a week on Thursday from the 11th April, for a duration of 9 weeks. 

At week 3 of training employers will be attending the course to introduce themselves and set up Job Interviews!

Successful completion of your SWIS course will gain you the following qualifications:

  • Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools
  • NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Employability Skills
  • CPD Accredited SEND

Units Covered:

  • Unit 1 Child And Young Person Development
  • Unit 2 Safeguarding The Welfare Of Children & Young People
  • Unit 3 Communication & Professional Relationships With Children, Young People & Adults
  • Unit 4 Equality, Diversity & Inclusion In Work & Children And Young People
  • Unit 5 Schools As Organisation 

Autism Contents Covered:

  • Common traits & Diagnosis of Autism spectrum
  • Sources of information, support, legislation and guidance relevant to Autism spectrum
  • Living with Autism spectrum conditions
  • Best practise with living with Autism spectrum conditions

Distressed Behaviours in Children Contents Covered:

  • Awareness of distressed behaviour in children
  • Principles of intervention when working with children who display distressing behaviours
  • Distressed behaviours and mental health in children
  • Distressed behaviour, sensory processing conditions and Autism spectrum conditions in children
  • Legislation and guidance for an individual providing support for children displaying distressing behaviours

Course Delivery:

Course Start Date: Thursday 11th April 2024

Course Completion Date: Monday 10th June 2024

Course Duration: 9 Weeks – Thursdays only – 9.30am – 3.30pm 

Course Location: Barnoldswick – BB18 5NA (Full address details will be provided upon successful application)

Course Overview

Course Start Date:
Start Time:
09:30 AM
End Time:
03:30 PM
Course Duration:
9 Weeks
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Course Location:
BB18 5NA
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Course Tags:
Classroom, Teaching Assistant, Jobs, Barnoldswick, SWIS, Autism,

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