The 12-credit Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Award provides an introduction to the skills,
qualities and knowledge that may be required for employment in a particular
The Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools has been approved
as one of the components of the Supporting Teaching and Learning Apprenticeship
framework. The qualification has been designed to assess the knowledge required
to work in the sector.
This qualification develops the knowledge and understanding that all those working
in a school setting will need. It covers areas such as safeguarding, communication
and understanding the school context. As it is a knowledge-based qualification, it
can be taken by learners not yet employed in a school, as well as providing initial
training/induction for those new in post. The Award covers the knowledge and
understanding in the current mandatory units of the Support Work in Schools
qualifications, supplemented with additional material drawn from the induction
modules developed by the TDA for delivery by local authorities.
The Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools is a 12-credit, 80
guided learning hour (GLH) qualification that consists of four mandatory units plus
two optional units that provide for a combined total of 12 credits. Learners must
complete all four mandatory units to achieve 9 credits, plus 3 credits from the
Optional Group for a total of 12 credits. Learners must choose only one unit from
the Optional Group.
The Total Qualification Time (TQT) for this qualification is 120.