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Preparing to Work in Education

Subject Area

Education & Training

Student Type


Study Mode

Distance Learning

Course Type

Adult Further Education

What is the course about?

This course will prepare you for working in a school or college and will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the school and college organisational structure and function.

Why should I choose the course?

If you are considering becoming a teacher, then this course will allow you to look at how teaching organisations work and give you an awareness of the policies and procedures that govern them. The course will give you an excellent opportunity to prepare yourself for the academic expectations of the level 3 award in training and education and will give you a head start for units contained in that qualification.

What will I learn?

The main learning aims of the course are:

  • Knowing the different types of schools and colleges in the education sector
  • Understanding the organisation of schools and colleges in terms of roles and responsibilities
  • Understanding how schools and colleges uphold their aims and values

Know about the range and purpose of school and college policies and procedures

What will the course lead on to?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the fundamental knowledge required to pursue further qualifications within education and training. This could include a level 3 and level 5 courses in education and training.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Warrington & Vale Royal College has been rated as a good college in the latest Ofsted inspection. It has an excellent reputation for vocational courses and responds to specific business needs when requested. The tutors at Warrington & Vale Royal College are highly experienced in their fields and have a great deal of industry knowledge to impart. Our distance learning courses are delivered entirely online, allowing you to benefit from expert teaching in the comfort of your own home.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific entry requirements for this course, however we do recommend you have literacy skills of at least level 1.

What are my funding options?

For further information about funding, please contact our Learner Services Team on 01925 494400 or

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

There are currently no additional costs associated with this course.

Careers Information

Course options

Start Any Time

5 Weeks
Class Times
Distance Learning
In your own time
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee
Contact College

Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

Fees Information
This course is FREE*. If you fail to complete the course you will be charged £100 to cover the cost of registration. *Ts&Cs apply.

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