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FOUNDATION DEGREE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING SUPPORT

This course is for you if you work in an educational setting to support the teaching and learning of children and pupils.

For example, you may be working in a nursery or as a teaching assistant in a primary or secondary school.

Whatever the age of the children you are working with, if you wish to develop your knowledge and skills further and work towards gaining a degree then this flexible study route is ideal for you.

The Foundation Degree is designed to provide a flexible and accessible route to higher education for associate professionals through working with employers.

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Codes:

College C58

UCAS

Course Length:

Up to 3 years Part Time

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 2018

  • 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 
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Course content

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.

Indicative modules

  • Curriculum Studies
  • Child Development
  • Research Skills
  • Inclusion, Equality and Diversity
  • Supporting Learning in Mathematics and Numeracy

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.

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