Truro and Penwith College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Teaching and Learning

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Course summary

TEF Gold

Truro and Penwith College has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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If you know you want to work within Primary Education, this is the course for you. This course has been specifically written with; Primary School Head Teachers, providers of Primary Teacher training and Multi Academy Trust Leaders, resulting in a bespoke Foundation Degree for those that have aspirations to become a Primary School Teacher. Work based Learning has been included within all modules throughout the programme. Allowing you the maximum time for work placement, the course will be delivered on one day per week at Truro and timetabled from 1pm to 8pm. Ensuring that a clear link between theory and practice of Primary Education is understood, learners are required to gain 15 hours per week of employment or placements, in an educational setting. The course is based on the Education Subject Benchmark, ensuring that learners are equipped with skills and knowledge to the standards expected of graduates by the Department for Education. Graduates will leave the course with knowledge of the importance of research informed teaching as well as understanding the curriculum before and after each Key Stage. Truro and Penwith College has excellent links with Cornwall Teaching School, Cornwall Maths and IT Hubs, Cornwall School Centred Teacher Training and Truro and Penwith Academy Trust. These links gives the course a variety of guest speakers and opportunities for students. With the increased focus and importance of curriculum within educational settings, the course includes modules such as - Curriculum: Science and Technology, Curriculum: English and Mathematics, Creative Education and Health and Wellbeing. Learners will also have the opportunity to investigate different approaches to impact on student learning. Regular individual tutorial support and guidance is a strong feature of this course and study skills sessions are provided in the University level building. To allow progression on to top-up Education qualifications, the course has been mapped clearly and is highly recognised by local Initial Teacher Training Providers. Students undertaking the FdA Teaching and Learning may progress onto the BA (Hons) Education and Training at Truro & Penwith College. Upon completion of the FdA Teaching and Learning, students may be suited to work in a variety of settings and these opportunities include, but are not limited to working in the following sectors: • Education Sector • Entry onto undergraduate pathways for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) • Children’s services

Course details

Modules

The 'Personal and Professional Skills Development' module is designed to focus and aid student's transition onto a level 4 qualification. It also explicitly focuses on individual's professional and personal development, both academically and within the work based educational setting. Year 1 The Psychology of Teaching and Learning Theories of Teaching and Learning Education and Society Personal and Professional Skills Development Curriculum, curriculum Planning and Age phase Transition Health and Wellbeing Year 2 Child Progress and Development Inclusive Practice within Teaching and Learning Educational Research Curriculum: English and Mathematics Curriculum: Science and Technology Creative Education


How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

For advice about international applications, please visit the website: http://www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/get-in-touch/how-to-apply/international

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other HE qualifications / non-standard awards or experiences are considered on an individual basis through an interview process. Students studying full-time are normally expected to be in an appropriate education practice for a minimum of two days (15 hours) per week for 30 weeks. Students must have current police clearance to work with young children (DBS).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
81%
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9335 Year 1
England £8224 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8224 Year 1
Scotland £8224 Year 1
Wales £8224 Year 1
Channel Islands £8224 Year 1
International £9335 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Teaching and Learning at Truro and Penwith College - UCAS