Teaching and Learning at University Centre Truro and Penwith - UCAS

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 12.45pm to 8.30pm. 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. The University Centre Truro and Penwith has excellent links with Cornwall Teaching School, Cornwall Maths and IT Hubs, Cornwall School Centred Teacher Training and Truro and Penwith Academy Trust. 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 the University Centre Truro & Penwith. 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


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 Modules may be subject to change

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

120 level 4 credits for level 5 entry - from a relevant subject.

International applicants

Unfortunately, we are unable to consider international applicants.

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)



You will need to have a place agreed for 15 hours work per week (voluntary or paid) within an education setting prior to starting the course. The educational setting needs to be working in the age range of Year 1 to Year 6 and you will also need to complete any Health and Safety processes at your setting.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8224 Year 1
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

For more information and guidance about fees and funding, please visit the website: https://www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/study-with-us/university-centre/student-finance/
Teaching and Learning at University Centre Truro and Penwith - UCAS