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FOUNDATION DEGREE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING SUPPORT

 

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Bognor Regis campus

Up to 3 years Part Time

Top 10
UK university for Education
5th
for courses and lecturers
5 Star
rating for inclusiveness, teaching, and facilities
1. Guardian University Guide League Tables 2021 | 2. WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020 | 3. QS Stars University Rating

Entry Requirements and Fees

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 

Fees:

2021/22 UK fee: £660 per 15 credit module

2021/22 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.

Student view

Foundation Degree alumni student Kate
Kate
Alumni

This Foundation Degree has been the most challenging but most rewarding thing I have done. I'm excited about my next chapter at the University of Chichester which is to complete the ‘top-up’ year to acquire a BA Honours Degree in Primary Teaching. 

Course content

TOP 10 UK UNIVERSITY FOR EDUCATION

8th out of 80 institutions for our Education courses (Guardian League Tables 2021)

Course overview

This course is ideal 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.

Read our Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning Support course guide for more information.

Our facilities

We’ve developed both of our campuses to have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

Learning Resource Centre

Learning Resource Centre facilities

Our Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the Bognor Regis campus.  It hosts:

  • A modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors 
  • A range of study areas for group study
  • Over 80 open access PC and Mac stations
  • Wi-Fi areas for laptop use
  • Substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research
  • Online library resources you can access from anywhere at any time
  • Costa Coffee
  • Also situated in the Learning Resource Centre is the Support and Information Zone (SIZ) to help with any enquiries while at university
  • At SIZ, there's an equipment loans centre offerings laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long-term loans

Teaching resources

Education and teaching resources

Becoming an exceptional teacher means you’ll need to bring your lessons to life. We offer a collection of over 20,000 classroom resources for you to borrow while on placement in schools. Head to the ground floor of the Learning Resource Centre at Bognor Regis campus to see our assortment of materials.

The local area

The local area surrounding the University of Chichester's Bognor Regis Campus including Bognor Regis Beach, Town Centre, The South Downs and West Wittering Beach

It’s important to love where you live and study and the local area surrounding the University has so much to offer. With the seaside town, historic city, rolling countryside and stunning beaches, there’s plenty to explore

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

Child Development

This module will support you to gain knowledge and understanding of a range of theories relating to the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development of children and young people. It covers key learning theorists and how their ideas have influenced pedagogy and practice.

Curriculum Studies

This module will explore the issues and aims of curriculum planning for the 21st century. It will consider wider issues related to the curriculum for example the ongoing debate concerning the balance of knowledge and skills. It will explore the principles of taking account of children’s voice in their learning and  the concept of personalised learning through tracking, assessment, target setting and planning.

Research Skills

You'll complete an Independent Project in your third year. You'll develop a research question, supported by a review of the current literature in the chosen field and critically discuss appropriate research methodologies. You will conduct fieldwork related to your chosen research question, analyse results and draw conclusions that impact your practice.

Mathematics and Literacy

Two double modules focus specifically on mathematics and literacy. These modules enable you to gain a secure grounding in the theories associated with development in literacy and mathematics and 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.

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

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 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 fieldwork. 
  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 workplace. 

Assessment

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

Include Additional Costs: 

How to apply

Applications are submited directly to the University through our online form

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

Are you interested in this course and would like to learn more? Get in touch with our Admissions Team for more information.