Supporting Teaching and Learning FdA

University of Greenwich

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    3 (Education)
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Course Summary

This programme has been designed for individuals who wish to work, or who are already employed, in the ‘paraprofessional’ areas in support of the learning and teaching of learners of all ages. This includes roles in the classroom such as learning support assistant, teaching assistant or related roles such as learning mentor. The qualification is awarded and quality assured by the University of Greenwich. The programme is a balance of theory and practical application and it provides a potential route to the final year/stage of a related BA (Honours) Degree, such as in Education Studies or Childhood Studies. Thereafter, graduates may be able to progress to teacher training leading to qualified teacher status. The programme will provide you with an introduction to the field of education studies through the presentation and discussion of general and current education topics and challenging subjects, foregrounding equity and diversity of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice. It will provide you with a broad overview of the education service and the particular features of the sector in which you currently work, or in which you may wish to work. It will provide contexts in which you will develop and apply critical reflection and self-awareness in relation to your own practice and the relationships with your peers. You will have the opportunity to enhance your personal and academic development, and you will develop the ability to work effectively by expanding your awareness, understanding and evaluation of core learning and self-management skills. Assessment is continuous, based on work-related assignments; there are no exams or timed assessments. With the exception of one unit in the first year (“Active Education: Personal & Academic Development”), all of the assessed assignments are directly related to pedagogy and therefore the programme has a high relevance to professional practice.You will develop academic skills such as writing for a range of different formal purposes, ranging from reflective accounts, essays, reports, research reports, research proposals and observation reports, through to individual and group presentations, team working, public speaking and project work.Subject to acceptance by the teaching university/college, you will be able to progress to the final stage/year of a related Degree programme, such as the BA (Hons) in Education Studies or the BA (Hons) in Childhood Studies at the University of Greenwich. Thereafter, you may be able to access the many options that exist to become teacher qualified in the primary or secondary sectors, such as PGCE, QTS, RTP and GTP. Other career options include family liaison, education management and social pedagogy.

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  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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£5,900 per year

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About this University

The University of Greenwich empowers students to change their lives, in an iconic setting that offers the best of city and campus life. Greenwich is a place where students discover new talents and gain valuable life experiences to help them graduate with the skills they need to meet the demands of today's fast-changing workplace. The university's three beautiful campuses in London and Kent include the Old Royal Naval College, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of Greenwich.


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