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): EFA 16-19, Adult Skills, MCA/GLA, Tailored Learning

Find out more by accessing The ESFA funding hub.

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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