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FOUNDATION DEGREE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING SUPPORT

 

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Institution C58

UCAS

Up to 3 years Part Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £660 per 15 credit module

2020/21 International fee: £660 per 15 credit module

Part time fee is calculated based on sum of modules credits taken per annum.

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • All students must be employed  or volunteer in an educational setting supporting teaching and learning and have the support of their employer
  • The ability to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written English is essential
  • Applicants should normally have at least one level 3 qualification (A level / BTEC / Cambridge Technical / NVQ3 / Advanced Apprenticeship)
  • Interview and enhanced DBS check required
  • Non standard entry is available for for students who are mature (over 21 years) and  have 3 years of relevant experience 

Course content

Course overview

This course is for you if you work in an educational setting to support the teaching and learning of children and pupils. The Foundation Degree is designed to provide a flexible and accessible route to higher education for associate professionals through working with employers.

The course is designed to underpin and develop the role of those supporting teaching and learning through intermediate level study.

This course can also provide a foundation for later progression towards gaining a BA (Hons) degree or Qualified Teacher Status. The course is run at the Bognor Regis Campus with attendance one day per week.

Why choose this course?

  • Setting/school-based learning
  • Monitored by continuous assessment
  • Flexible delivery of programme allows students to continue working
  • Opportunities to progress on to BA (Hons) Primary Teaching and Childhood Studies 
  • Develop communication skills, problem-solving, working with others, IT and application of numbers.

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support.  We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research.

A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas.  We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time. There are purpose built classrooms for the teacher training courses, as well as lecture and seminar rooms. 

Our award winning Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the campus.  It hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors.  Also situated in the LRC is the Support and Information Zone, Costa Coffee and over 80 open access work stations.  An equipment loans centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long term loans.

Where this can take you

This programme is an excellent foundation for those wishing to transfer into teaching by completing additional Level 6 credits to gain a degree and allow you to meet the requirements for postgraduate study for qualified teacher status.

Alumni receive a 15% discount on postgraduate courses at Chichester.

Indicative modules

Curriculum Studies

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Child Development

The module will consider those aspects of developmental psychology that are particularly relevant to people working with young children, particularly aspects of child development from 0-8 years. Students will be introduced to some of the main theorists and approaches in the field of psychology including behaviourist, cognitive, social and psychodynamic theory. Students will be encouraged to examine theories and approaches. The module will introduce the role of observation in the study of children and their development in early years’ settings. This module has a high level of work-based learning and as such a large part of the studies will be undertaken in the work setting, through completing a range of independent and flexible tasks. Tutorials, support and guidance will be available from University tutors. You will be expected to use the knowledge, help and support available from professional colleagues in your setting to complete the module, and to research any further information needed to support your learning.

Research Skills

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Inclusion, Equality and Diversity

This module provides the foundation for the understanding of the curriculum documentation, including associated strategy documentation, applicable to the age phase the student works in. It introduces teaching skills, such as the effective use of questioning. It will also provide the context for student's to develop their understanding of the values which inform education and to become familiar with the statutory framework relevant to their work. The importance and role of planning at all levels in learning and teaching will be explored, an emphasis will be placed on short term planning: i.e. an individual lesson.

Supporting Learning in Mathematics and Numeracy

This is the first of two double modules that focus specifically on mathematics and literacy. This module at level 4 enables the student to gain a secure grounding in the theories associated with development in literacy and in mathematics .Its sister module at level 5 will develop students’ critical knowledge and understanding of how to provide rich and varied learning activities, in these areas, which best meet the needs and interests of the children and young people. Having explored the expected trajectory of development in literacy and mathematics, the module will explore potential misconceptions and barriers to learning and how these can be overcome. The module will also explore how children and young people may manifest giftedness in these areas and appropriate support strategies.

International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment

You will complete two modules each semester. These may be single modules (15 credits) or double modules (30 credits)

A wide range of appropriate teaching and learning strategies will be used during the course. These will include

  1. Lectures

    Lecturers usually take the form of a tutor, or outside expert, giving an input to a group of students.
  2. Seminar sessions

    ​Seminar sessions can be tutor -led or student- led and they provide you with the opportunity to discuss your views and opinions on issues and themes being explored in modules.  .
  3. Workshops

    These are usually practical sessions, where you will be asked to work with other students to complete a practical task. Sometimes these tasks involve discussion and formulation of a group response to the task, at other times you may be involved in a more structured presentation, dance, drama, scientific enquiry, maths investigation  or field work. 
  4. Tutorials

    These are sessions where the module tutor will work with you on an individual basis, or in a small group, to support you with any personal learning or research you are engaged in.
  5. Work Based Learning – WBL

    All the modules on the FdA TLS have WBL tasks attached to them.  WBL tasks are activities linked to the taught sessions you attend at university that are to be undertaken in your work place. 

Each module carries with it an assessed assignment. Across the FdA TLS different methods of assessment are used.  The assessments for the programme include an e-portfolio, essays, presentations, lesson plans, rationales and information booklets.

Additional Costs

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Additional Costs