Child Care

Preparing to work in Schools – Level 1

  • 30-34 hours per week


CALAT is one of the largest adult education providers in the country offering more than 500 part-time courses every year in various venues across the borough of Croydon on behalf of Croydon Council.


Our award-winning provision has been delivering courses to residents in the borough for over 70 years. The programme includes a variety of recreational, academic, pre-vocational and vocational courses in childcare and teaching assistant training, creative arts, health and social care, business administration, ICT, languages, English and maths, English for speakers of other languages and courses for adults with learning disabilities.


We also work with businesses and employers to deliver training aimed at raising the skills level of employees and developing the workforce.



Prepare yourself to be able to work in a school as a member of support staff and move on to your level 2 teaching assistant course and also further develop your literacy skills.




All candidates are required to attend an online information and interview on the dates listed at the beginning of this course summary. You will also need to complete an online English and maths assessment after you have submitted your application.

You will need to set up an account through the CALAT website before you can book a place on an information assessment.

If successful and you are offered a place on a course, you will be given instructions on how to enrol online or in person at any one of the CALAT centres.




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