OCNLR Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools

Key details

  • Course code:  603/4398/9
  • Level:  L1
  • Per-learner fee to centre:  £41
  • Guided learning hours:  48
  • Credits:  6
  • Minimum age for access:  16

Why choose regulated qualifications?

  • Regulated by Ofqual
  • Many are fully funded
  • Occupationally relevant

About this qualification

The OCNLR Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools has been developed to provide an introduction to key issues for people who are new to working in a school, or learning centre for young people, in a non-teaching capacity, or for people who hope to start doing so soon.

The key issues are covered, with safeguarding the subject of a mandatory unit, and with a choice from other optional units including:

  • How schools work as organisations
  • Communicating with children and young people
  • Conflict in the classroom
  • Craft activities
  • Supporting learners for whom English is not their first language
  • Awareness of mental health and wellbeing


There is funding available for this qualification from the following source(s): Adult SkillsEFA 16-19Section 96.

Find out more by accessing The ESFA funding hub.

(Correct as of 13/07/2023)

Units with support materials and tutor resources

The below units have associated Resource packs and Online platform.

Please contact us to enquire about using these materials or to request a demonstration.

Group Name Credits Resource pack Interactive resources Online platform
Mandatory Understanding Safeguarding of Children and Young People in a Learning Environment L1 [L/617/5557] 1
Optional Mental Health Awareness L1 (Rise360/OPAL course) [K/616/6509] 1
Optional Communicating with Children and Young People in a Learning Environment L1 [R/617/5558] 1
Optional Understanding Conflict in the Classroom L1 [F/617/5586] 1
Optional Employment Opportunities in Children and Young People’s Educational Settings L1 [L/617/5767] 1
Optional Craft Activities in a Learning Environment L1 [D/617/5854] 1
Optional Supporting Learners for Whom English is not their First Language L1 [H/617/5855] 1
Optional Understanding How Schools Work as Organisations L1 [K/617/5856] 1

Next steps

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