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Teaching and Learning Support - Foundation Degree Foundation Degree

Newman University, Birmingham

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UCAS CODE: X390

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree - FD

  • Location

    Newman University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

This Foundation Degree course is intended for those who are currently employed or volunteering in a support capacity within a primary or secondary school and it has been designed to build on and acknowledge your existing professional skills. It also aims to improve the confidence and effectiveness which you bring to your work, and prepare the ground for progression onto career possibilities including teaching.

The Foundation Degree Teaching and Learning Support, is a highly regarded qualification within the field. It has been designed in consultation with employers and other education practitioners. It is a work-based qualification that may provide progression onto the final year of an Honours degree course, and, for those who wish to, can be the first step towards a teaching career.

The course has been designed to allow students to develop an understanding of the curriculum, education policy, principles of education and becoming a researcher. The course is intended to equip its graduates with an awareness of the changing field of the school workforce, particularly in terms of integrated working and extended school provision. The course is intended for teaching assistants or those working or volunteering in similar capacities supporting learners in primary or secondary schools. Assessment will be through a range of work-based strategies such as portfolios, presentations, written reports and interviews with tutors. There will also be directed study and module tasks (some work-based) to complete in your own time.

This course will enable the development of your own expertise and will support you to explore your own education interests in-depth. You will be able to share relevant experiences and ideas with professionals leading the course and also with fellow students. You will be respected as a learner, as your needs will be taken into account to develop independent study skills which will be transferable to other education contexts. A foundation degree is a nationally recognised qualification that may support progression within your current teaching assistant role. After successful completion you may top-up your award to a full, related BA (Hons) Degree. Completion of an honours degree will enable you to pursue a career in teaching, although further study and qualifications are needed.

Application deadline

15 January

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UCAS Points : 48

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University information

Newman University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    120th

  • Campus address

    Newman University, Genners Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham, Birmingham, B32 3NT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    116 58%

    57th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    48th

    19

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