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‘Be The Difference’ – Parents and/or Ex Students who want to work in none teaching education jobs

‘Be The Difference’

The course is aimed at unemployed parents with children, family members, ex-students or anyone unemployed and living in the local community that want to embark on a career within education or school settings, but not necessarily teaching positions. The training will give a great insight to working within school’s-based positions such as Administrator, Receptionist, Facilities Services, Lunch Supervisor, Learning Mentor, Parent Support Advisor, Teaching Assistant, Special Education Needs Specialist, IT Technician, Librarian, PE Coach, Early Years Practitioner, Catering, Mentor and many more and will cover topics such as Preparing to Work in Schools and Safeguarding in Education and Childcare.

Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work In Schools

  • Understand schools as organisations

  • Understand how to keep children and young people healthy, safe and well

  • Understand how to communicate with children, young people and adults

Level 1 Safeguarding in Education and Childcare


  • Understand Safeguarding and Protection in Education and Childcare

  • Understand the Role of the Education and Childcare Practitioner in Safeguarding Children and Learners

  • To support the development of the workforce for the future

  • To provide training and career development opportunities for the local community

  • To support social mobility of parents/careers of the pupils

  • To raise the aspirations of the local community

  • Underpin the development of an inclusive workforce and support community cohesion.

What Schools Say About Us

Being part of the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub has been pivotal to the development of careers provision in our school. The Hub have shared good practice across their members resulting in a stronger focus on good quality provision. The annual event enabled the hub to share their vision of School Improvement Through The Lens of Careers and looking beyond the Benchmarks. It was a fantastic opportunity to share different models of school improvement and strategies to further develop careers provision to enhance the future opportunities of our young people.

Mrs A Spencer, John Taylor High School

What Businesses Say About Us

It it superb to be able to speak with local schools, colleges, and businesses in Stoke and Staffs and show how important the partnerships are to bring the skills of the future. Educating those who educate the ones shaping the aspirations of young people is essential for the industry to grow and be more sustainable.”

Alison Tucker, St Modwen