University of Greenwich

Degree level: Undergraduate

Education & Special Educational Needs (Whitefield Academy Trust)

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Course summary

This Foundation Degree in Supporting Teaching and Learning is designed for anyone who works in (or wishes to work in) education to support the teaching and learning of students. This includes roles across the lifespan of teaching and learning, such as learning mentor, teaching assistant and learning support. It may offer insight to those wanting to train further to become a qualified teacher. This Foundation Degree will equip you with skills such as critical thinking, academic writing and how to present information. It will also develop your skills and understanding of supporting others with their teaching and learning processes. This course is run by our Partner College at Whitefield Academy in East London. What you should know about this course:

  • This course is designed to develop your skills in supporting others.
  • You will have opportunities to work and learn with professionals in education.
  • You will develop skills like critical thinking, academic writing and presenting information.


All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view more information about how each module on this course is assessed within our 'What you will study' section. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


Those students, who demonstrate a sufficient level of awareness of the needs of learners within an educational context and have worked within an educational context, may be exempt from the level 3 entry requirements. In order to facilitate the work-based learning content of the programme students must produce a statement of agreement from their employer or from the setting in which they currently work, or intend to volunteer at, as an experience for the degree. All students will be interviewed prior to acceptance onto the programme. This process will also ensure students receive appropriate information and support and are able to engage with the work place requirements.


Additional entry requirements: • • Complete a suitability declaration, an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check, and an occupational health check. Find out more about these requirements, including how and when you will need to complete them, on our suitability to practice pages

English language requirements

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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Education & Special Educational Needs (Whitefield Academy Trust) at University of Greenwich - UCAS