Newman University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Education, Teaching and Learning in Practice - Foundation Degree

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Course summary

Research has shown that teaching and learning support assistants are an essential part of the effective education of children in schools. 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 Education, Teaching and Learning from Newman University 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.

Course details

Assessment method

Please see the Newman University website for details.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

This course is not accepting applications from international learners.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements are flexible but normally you will possess a level 3 qualification, such as A levels, a BTEC or NVQ level 3. Workplace experience. You will need to have 2 years vocational experience in an appropriate setting. You must have access to an early years on a full or part-time, employed or voluntary basis, with the support of your employer / head teacher. For further details please contact Admissions. Applicants will be required to attend and successfully complete an interview as part of the entry requirement. Applicants will need to obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance prior to starting this course. A Disclosure by Association (DBA) clearance is also required.

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

http://www.newman.ac.uk/foundation-degrees/675/teaching-and-learning-support#tab-entry

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Applicants will need to obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance prior to starting this course.

Other

A Disclosure by Association (DBA) clearance is also required.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees shown are for 2021/22 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments). Additional cost information associated with undergraduate degrees can be found at https://www.newman.ac.uk/knowledge-base/additional-costs-for-undergraduate-courses/
Education, Teaching and Learning in Practice - Foundation Degree at Newman University, Birmingham - UCAS