Truro and Penwith College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Teaching and Learning

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Course summary

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


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

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4668 Year 1
England £4112 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4112 Year 1
Scotland £4112 Year 1
Wales £4112 Year 1
Channel Islands £4112 Year 1
International £4668 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Teaching and Learning at Truro and Penwith College - UCAS