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  • Start date:   August 2019
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 6


This is a 2 year course which is suitable for those who wish to work as a pupil support worker in a nursery/primary/secondary or additional support needs setting.

Start Date:  27/08/19
Days of Week:   Tuesday
Time: 6.00 - 9.00pm
Duration:   2 years
Cost:  £400 per year

You can download an enrolment form here

You can read more about the enrolment process here

  • What the course includes

    This course includes supporting the development of children and young people from birth to 18 years and supporting children and young people who require additional support for learning. Students will also learn about the rights and entitlements of children and young people.

    This course also includes a work placement.

Why choose this course

This qualification will allow registration with SSSC as a Support Worker.

Entry Requirements

  • You should already be employed in a school setting or have a keen interest in childcare and development
  • Where it leads


    • Progression onto PDA Education Support Assistance Year 2

Interview Arrangements

An interview is required for this course.


Fees, Finance and Funding

ITA update

Individual Training Account funding has now been closed to new Applicants as of 7th December 2018. Applicants should be able to apply again from April 2019, subject to Skills Development Scotland making new funds available. For more information on ITA and the rules and regulations surrounding them please visit


What options do I have for paying my course fees?

West Lothian College accept payment in full for all part time courses by Cash, Card, Bank Transfer or Cheque.


In response to the unforeseen withdrawal of ITA funding, West Lothian College have put in place an option for students to pay their course fees by instalments. This can be discussed with our Student Advice team at the time of your enrolment, and they will explain all the options and terms and conditions to you.


If you have any further questions or queries please contact Student Advice by email on

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