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TQUK Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools


The TQUK Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools is a qualification designed to prepare individuals for potential roles in schools. This could encompass a range of positions, such as teaching assistant, classroom support, or administrative roles within an educational setting.

Delivery Methods

London College of Professional Studies provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners, which include blended learning and online learning.

Learners are able to:

  • Access All course materials, including online modules and written assignments,
  • Gain teacher support.
  • Access the LCPS online portal (24/7 access to our user-friendly learning portal).
  • Acquire Assignments Briefing
  • Receive excellent-quality study notes.
  • Obtain assignment marks and feedback.
  • Gain a fully accredited UK certificate.
  • Receive dedicated customer support via chat, telephone, and email (Monday to Friday).
  • Gain full support until the completion of the course.


The Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools programme is available in 2 duration modes:

  • 02 Months (Fast Track)
  • 03 Months


This Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools is accredited by Ofqual awarding body.

Course Delivery

  • Online

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners must be 15 years and above.

Module Structure

Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools Qualification consists of 3 mandatory units and 6 credits.

Mandatory Units Level Credit
Principles of communicating with children, young people and adults 1 1
Principles of how to keep children and young people healthy, safe and well 1 4
Principles of schools as organisations 1 1

Who is it suitable for?

Those who are considering a career in the education sector but are unsure about the specific roles available. The award allows them to explore various positions within schools.

What could this qualification lead to?

The Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools serves as an introductory qualification, providing individuals with a basic understanding of the education sector, particularly within school settings. While it is a foundational qualification, it can lead to several potential pathways and outcomes, including:

  1. Exploration of Career Paths:
    • The award allows individuals to explore various career paths within the education sector. It provides insights into the roles and responsibilities of school staff, helping individuals make informed decisions about their career preferences.
  1. Entry-Level Positions:
    • Graduates of the Level 1 Award may be eligible for entry-level positions in schools. This could include roles such as teaching assistant, classroom assistant, administrative assistant, or other support roles.
  1. Further Education:
    • Individuals may choose to pursue higher-level qualifications in education after completing the Level 1 Award. This could include Level 2 or Level 3 qualifications that provide more in-depth knowledge and skills.
  1. Specialised Training:
    • Some individuals may use the foundational knowledge gained in the Level 1 Award to pursue specialised training in areas such as special education, early childhood education, or specific educational methodologies.
  1. Volunteering Opportunities:
    • The award can open up volunteer opportunities within schools. This hands-on experience can enhance practical skills and provide valuable exposure to the school environment.
  1. Career Advancement:
    • Individuals who start with entry-level positions may use the Level 1 Award as a stepping stone for career advancement. As they gain experience and skills, they could progress to more responsible roles within schools.


Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

  • Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools
  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools


Tutor-marked assignments and workplace observations.

No Exams

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