Education Studies for Teaching Assistants at Bath Spa University - UCAS

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Course summary

Taught at New City College, this course is normally delivered at their Ardleigh Green campus. The Foundation Degree in Education Studies for Teaching Assistants is a two-year course for experienced teaching assistants wishing to study at a higher educational level. This course is for teaching assistants or learning and inclusion support assistants in all areas of teaching: early years, primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, and post-16 teaching. The course covers all aspects of the work of the teaching assistant, including:

  • the ways children develop and learn
  • appropriate and inclusive teaching methods supporting learners with additional needs
  • social and emotional issues and contexts in learning
  • policy and legislation
Embark on professional and career development. This course is for teaching assistants or learning and inclusion support assistants in all areas of teaching: early years, primary schools, secondary schools, special schools and post-16 teaching. The course covers all aspects of the work of the teaching assistant: the ways children develop and learn; appropriate and inclusive teaching methods; supporting learners with additional needs; social and emotional issues and contexts in learning; policy and legislation. The course has a strong vocational element; you'll relate your own understandings of theory directly to your practice. Skilled and experienced teaching assistants need a specific route into higher education designed to reflect their diverse roles and responsibilities and the changing role and status of the school/college based teaching assistant; this course has been designed to meet those needs. Taught at New City College This course is taught at New City College, and normally delivered at their Ardleigh Green campus. Visit their website for the latest information.

Modules

All of the modules on this course are compulsory and worth 20 credits each. Successful completion of all of the modules in the first year is worth 120 credits at Level 4 and equivalent to a Certificate of Higher Education. Successful completion of the second year is also worth 120 credits and will lead to the award of the Level 5 Foundation Degree. Foundation Degree in Education Studies for Teaching Assistants Year 1

  • The Curriculum, Foundation Stage to End of Secondary (20 credits)
  • Inclusion (20 credits)
  • Learning -Theory and Practice: Part 1 (20 credits)
  • Learning -Theory and Practice: Part 2 (20 credits)
  • The Reflective Practitioner: The Inclusive Learning Environment: Part 1 (20 credits)
  • The Reflective Practitioner: The Inclusive Learning Environment: Part 2 (20 credits)
Foundation Degree in Education Studies for Teaching Assistants Year 2
  • Working in Partnership: Part 1 (20 credits)
  • Working in Partnership: Part 2 (20 credits)
  • Supporting Children’s Behaviour for Learning: Part 1 (20 credits)
  • Supporting Children’s Behaviour for Learning: Part 2 (20 credits)
  • Exploring Education Research (20 credits)
- Education Research Project (20 credits)

Assessment method

All of our teaching staff are experienced professionals in the field of education. All students are allocated a personal tutor who will be your first point of communication should you have any queries or concerns. Regular 1:1 sessions will take place within the classroom where there will be the opportunity to discuss your course and progress. Assessment is carried out in a variety of ways:

  • Critical reading/literature reviews
  • Seminar presentations
  • Collaborative investigations
  • Seminar reports and journals
  • Investigative reports
  • Practice in the workplace
- Written essays


How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Appropriate accredited Level 3 qualifications (for example A-levels or vocational qualifications). Working or placement as a teaching assistant (or in a similar role). This will be assessed on an individual basis. Completion of a Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced Application through Bath Spa University.


Student Outcomes

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Education Studies for Teaching Assistants at Bath Spa University - UCAS