We help people start their career in schools and education with free training and career support.

We also help schools recruit great staff and upskill existing staff. If you’re planning on recruiting teaching assistants, caretakers, administrators and other support staff please get in touch.

We provide training as a recruitment service to help you shortlist candidates and prepare new staff to start work.

We’re currently helping schools recruit staff on the government’s Kickstart Scheme. Help kickstart a young persons career in education with a 6 month job placement. All wages, NI contributions and pension contributions are fully paid for by the scheme.

Nationally
Recognised

All our courses are nationally-recognised and accepted by employers and higher education providers across the UK.

Fully
Accredited

From City & Guilds to Skills First, our wide range of courses are all fully accredited, and come with official certification.

Government
Funded

What’s better than an online course? A FREE online course! Our qualifications are fully funded, meaning no costs for our learners.

Our Courses

Qualification TitleDurationStructureAssessment
Functional Skills English (Entry Level 3, Level 1 & Level 2)55 hours55 hours Online learning with tutor support and 24/7 access to online learning materials.In-centre exam
Functional Skills Maths (Entry Level 3, Level 1 & Level 2)55 hours55 hours Online learning with tutor support and 24/7 access to online learning materials.In-centre exams
Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools47 hoursA combination of live, weekly webinars and independent study time. Tutor support is available throughout.Online workbook
Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools80 hoursA combination of live, weekly webinars and independent study time. Tutor support is available throughout.Online workbook
Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People117 hoursOnline course with 24/7 access to learning materials, plus tutor support and weekly, optional webinars/tutorials.Online workbook
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent115 hoursOnline course with 24/7 access to learning materials, plus tutor support and weekly, optional webinars/tutorials.Online workbook
Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration155 hoursOnline course with 24/7 access to learning materials, plus tutor support and weekly, optional webinars/tutorials.Online workbook
Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity152 hoursOnline course with 24/7 access to learning materials, plus tutor support and weekly, optional webinars/tutorials.Online workbook
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism152 hoursOnline course with 24/7 access to learning materials, plus tutor support and weekly, optional webinars/tutorials.Online workbook
Level 2 Certificate in LGBT Inclusion in the Workplace105 hoursA combination of live, weekly webinars and independent study time. Tutor support is available throughout.Online workbook

Functional Skills

Functional Skills Maths Course

Functional Skills Maths

Whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages.
Using common measures.
Shape and space.
Handling information and data.
Solving mathematical problems and decision making.

There is just one exam (two papers) for our Functional Skills Maths course.

Functional Skills English

Reading
Writing
Speaking, Listening & Communication

Our Functional Skills English courses have three exams (one per module).

Due to moderation reasons, all functional skills exams must be taken in an exam centre or invigilated remotely in an environment set by the awarding body.

Pronunciation

Teaching Assistant Qualifications

Primary School Children in a Science Lesson

Our range of relevant Teaching Assistant qualifications aim to provide TA’s with the knowledge and skills they need, to support children and work effectively with colleagues in a school setting.

Although we understand that individual schools will set their own entry requirements for Teaching Assistant roles, we hope that many of our courses and qualifications will give jobseekers the advantage they need to find work as a TA.

Our range of courses is being continuously developed and we encourage you to keep an eye on our website for up-to-date information on our full course range.