Education and working with children | Education and working with children | Oldham Council
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Ever thought about working in education?

We offer a wide range of courses and qualifications which provide learners with the necessary skills and knowledge to work with children, young people, and adults in an educational setting.

These include:

  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Level 2 Certificate – Supporting Teaching and Learning

  • Level 2 Award – Support Work in Schools and Colleges
  • Level 2 Award – Mentoring
  • Level 1 Award – Preparing to Work in Schools and Colleges
  • Level 1 Award – Caring for Children
  • Entry 3 Award – Caring for Children

We offer a range of short introductory courses aimed at people working or volunteering in the Children, Young People’s and adults workforce in the education sector.

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We also offer a range of short introductory courses aimed at people working or volunteering in the Children, Young People’s and adults workforce in the education sector.

These include:

  • Introduction to Working in a School
  • Developing Knowledge of Phonics
  • Introduction to Supporting pupils with EAL
  • Introduction to Child Psychology
  • Introduction to Understanding Changes in Adolescents

Our case study

As an Afghanistan Refugee, Sonita arrived in England unable to speak the language.

Sonita had previously graduated from university with a Law Degree and education was very important to her, so she decided to learn English in order to contribute to society and support her family.

Sonita began her journey at Oldham Lifelong Learning Service in 2017 where she joined the Skills for Employment project. This gave her the confidence and skills she needed to get back into studying after being a stay-at-home mother, raising her young children.

Image of Sonita with her mentor Maria, at the Oldham Lifelong learning centre

A positive role model

After completing qualifications in English and Maths, Sonita enrolled on a range of introductory courses on working with young children - she then progressed to CACHE Level 1 Award Preparing to Work in a School.

During the pandemic, Sonita continued to study online, attending every class whilst home-schooling her 5 children aged between 3 and 13. Not content with this achievement, Sonita also enrolled onto Level 2 English and Maths courses, further highlighting her drive and determination to ensure she was accepted onto the Care, Vocation, and Education Curriculum.

“Sonita is a positive role model for her family and for members of her local community and is passionate about the importance of education to progressing into the workplace and giving back to the wider community.” explained Maria Clarkin, Sonita’s mentor.