Teaching and Learning at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS

Course summary

This two-year Foundation degree is designed for people working or volunteering in educational settings who want to explore their potential. You’ll learn through flexible study, attending University 22 days a year and working (or volunteering) for at least 10 hours per week in an educational setting. On-line material supports your independent study time. This foundation degree focuses on learning and teaching in a range of educational contexts. You’ll study psychological, social, political and ethical factors which affect children and young people’s educational experiences. Your assignments can be tailored to focus on your own areas of interest at work, and you will have ample opportunity to develop the critical thinking skills of an advanced practitioner. Specialist subjects include child development, safeguarding, social policy, and supporting and including children with dyslexia or a diagnosis of autism. Why this course at Marjon? • Study at a university which excels in helping you to fulfil your potential and particularly welcomes mature students. • Designed for working people, with a close-knit support group of fellow students. • Two-day induction so you can get to know other students and get ready for study. • Expand your professional network and advance your career. What might I become? You may view this as a stepping-stone to becoming a fully qualified teacher; many students progress into the final year of an honours degree and then into postgraduate teaching programmes such as School Direct, PGCE or Early Years Initial Teacher Training. These degrees on their own also offer great scope for career development, with students progressing into leadership and management roles within current settings, or taking on specific highly skilled roles such as SENCO. Early years settings are known to benefit greatly from having staff who have studied at this level. Find out more at Open Day Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Learning and Teaching at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and find out why we are ranked second in the UK for teaching quality*. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies. Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day • Small, person-focused university • No.2 university in England for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2024) • No.4 university in the UK for Career Prospects (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023) • No.4 uni in England for Education (Student Experience) (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)


Chris Simpson - Course Lead, Early Years; “In the first year we learn about safeguarding, how the brain develops in young people and gain an understanding of how children learn. In the second year you will focus on how children grow up in a globalising world, look at diversity in learning and carry out your own research project.” 1st Year Reflective and Professional Practice Engaging with Learning Safeguarding Children and Young People Bio-Psycho-Social development in Children and Young People Learning and Teaching Policy and Practice 2nd Year Global childhoods Creative Pedagogies Reflective and Professional Practice Diversity in Learning Research in Practice

Assessment method

There are no exams involved. Assessment tasks include reports and essays, on-line portfolios, presentations, posters and designing new interventions for your own workplace. Most assignments are submitted online

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

Other Level 3 qualifications will be considered

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Student Outcomes

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6000 Year 1
England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1
Channel Islands £6000 Year 1

Additional fee information

This course is not open to international applicants
Teaching and Learning at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS