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.
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
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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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
This course is not accepting applications from international learners.
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
Additional entry requirements
A Disclosure by Association (DBA) clearance is also required.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|