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Education Studies for Teaching Assistants FdA

Bath Spa University

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UCAS CODE: X901

Course options

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Bath College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Overview

This course aims to develop reflective education practitioners, who will make valuable contributions to to the lives and learning of children. You’ll explore the status of children in society and discuss how you can allow the voice of the child to be heard.

You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the regulatory and legislative framework for early years, and the government’s agenda and strategies as they relate to young children and their families. Through work-based learning, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a research project on an area of your choice, connected to your professional interests.

The course offers a progression route to an Honours Degree and to QTS via an appropriate ITT course such as a Primary PGCE.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is carried out in a variety of ways:

  • Critical reading/literature reviews
  • Seminar presentations
  • Collaborative investigations
  • Seminar reports and journals
  • Investigative reports
  • Practice in the workplace
  • Written essays

How will I be taught?

This course is taught by highly qualified and experienced staff in partner colleges.

You’ll learn through a combination of the following methods:

  • Lectures
  • Group work – seminars and discussions
  • Tutorials
  • Visits to educational workplaces
  • Specialist presenters and lecturers
  • Professional reflection
  • Professional discussions with your mentor in the workplace

Careers

Potential career pathways for you on completion of the foundation degree are:

  • progression to a degree course;
  • teacher training;
  • learning support;
  • specialist inclusion practice;
  • social work training;
  • work in child protection;
  • community and family liaison work.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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University information

Bath Spa University

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9BN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    71st out of 84 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    101 49%

    79th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    21st

    36
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.63 73%

    82nd

    12

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