The Foundation Degree offers comprehensive coverage of the knowledge and skills required by those supporting learning and teaching. It is practical and focused on the workplace. The course develops understanding of teaching and learning, working in education, and behaviour management. It also covers skills required for effective communication, self-development and career progression. **On successful completion of study at Shrewsbury College we will issue the following award: FdA Education On successful completion of study at Ashton Under Lyme College we will issue the FdA Education or, if you choose to specialise in Early Childhood Studies, the FdA Education (Early Childhood Studies)** A good deal of learning on this course will take place in the workplace using the experience of colleagues, observation, practice and reflective discussion. Students on this course are normally working in schools or education settings, although those wishing to specialise in Early Childhood Studies will normally work in an early childhood setting. Your existing workplace could make up your placement location.
FdA Education (Shrewbury College) Level 4: Learning and Holistic Development - 40 credits, Personal and Professional Development - 20 credits, Safeguarding and Developing Educational Practice - 40 credits, Supporting Learning and Inclusion - 20 credits. Level 5: Leadership and Team-Working - 20 credits, Behaviour for Learning - 40 credits, Assessment for Learning (Guided Research in Education) - 40 credits, Professionalism and Career Development - 20 credits. FdA Education and FdA Education (Early Childhood Studies) (Ashton Under Lyne College) Level 4: Learning and Holistic Development - 40 credits, Personal and Professional Development - 20 credits, Safeguarding and Developing Educational Practice - 40 credits, Supporting Learning and Inclusion - 20 credits Level 5 (core): Leadership and Team-Working - 20 credits Level 5 - Education pathway: Behaviour for Learning - 40 credits, Assessment for Learning (Guided Research in Education) - 40 credits, Professionalism and Career Development - 20 credits. Level 5 - Early Childhood Studies pathway: Planning for Learning - 40 credits, Working with Young Children (Guided Research in Early Years) - 40 credits, Professionalism and Career Development (ECS) - 20 credits
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
be employed for at least four hours per week in an appropriate educational role and setting. This employment may be paid or voluntary. A letter from the applicant’s head teacher/principal/head of department/manager must accompany any application. This letter must support the application by confirming the applicant’s involvement in supporting education and state that every effort will be made to support the applicant in undertaking the work-based activities required by the programme. The letter must also state that the employee has appropriate and current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance. have a minimum of three GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above, including English Language. International applicants require a current IELTS 6 score, with no single skill being below 5.5. have a minimum of an A level (grade C) or Level 3 equivalent
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5950||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£5950||Year 1|