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Professional Studies (Education) GRANTHAM FdA

Bishop Grosseteste University

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UCAS CODE: GX90

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Grantham College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Have you ever thought about working towards a degree, but decided against it as you are already in employment and don’t want to give that up? Our Professional Studies Foundation Degree is designed for you if you are working and supporting children in primary, secondary and special schools, or learners in further education colleges. Many of the students on this course are employed as Teaching Assistants in schools, working alongside a qualified teacher. They support formal learning opportunities for children and young people and may often take whole classes for sessions, or work with children who have a particular need.Many of the students on this course are employed as Teaching Assistants in schools, working alongside a qualified teacher. They support formal learning opportunities for children and young people and may often take whole classes for sessions, or work with children who have a particular need. This Foundation Degree qualification is often seen as a step towards becoming a teacher, progressing in your role as a Teaching Assistant and extending your opportunities to become more senior within this sector. This pathway has a number of progression routes to enable you to achieve your goals.In your first year, you will examine principles of learning as an introduction to higher education and investigate the complex relationship between practice and meeting individual needs. During the second year, you will study modules covering inclusion, equality and diversity, core curriculum subjects and assessment, along with continuing to develop your practice knowledge.This work-focused degree is a combination of practice-based learning and campus-based sessions which run once a week, so that you are able to continue in employment throughout the course. The degree is designed to improve and develop your personal and professional communication skills, allows you to professionalise your approach and further your personal growth.You will work with a range of experienced academic staff and be supported through peer-led groups, directed tasks and interactive web-based resources.A variety of assessment methods are used including presentations, discussions, written assignments such as essays and reports and portfolios of work focused learning. All assessments allow you to reflect on your practice and theory as you evidence your learning.Graduate opportunities have enabled our students to attain managerial positions within their sector, to lead practice with their setting. Many go on to further study to become teachers through our PGCE routes, or gain a professional status. Others take n professional roles in areas such as special educational needs, mentoring, subject support, school, family and welfare liaison roles in the wider educational community and with local authorities working with the full range of age groups and sectors.Please note that this course is taught at Grantham College.Find out more: https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/course/fdaedg/

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

Bishop Grosseteste University

  • University League Table

    122nd

  • Campus address

    Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3DY, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 84 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    111 54%

    63rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    26th

    22
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    31st

    8

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