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Course summary

The course enables learning support staff, such as teaching assistants and learning mentors, to:

  • further develop their knowledge and skills
  • gain a higher education level award
  • proceed to further qualifications and training.


The course aims to build your skills, knowledge and understanding, so that you can develop your professional role in supporting the learning and mentoring of children and young adults. During the course you will work with other education professionals to jointly plan, train, monitor and assess learning. You will develop the skills of a competent practitioner, able to promote effective learning and achievement in educational practice, to motivate learners and to work in and lead professional teams. Year 1 modules will prepare you for studying in higher education, introducing you to key topics and providing an overview of the knowledge and skills required for working to support learning. You will explore how individuals learn and develop your own professional practice. Year 2 modules will help you to broaden and deepen your understanding of key themes involved in creating effective conditions where learners can thrive.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

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Campus name:
New College Swindon
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is not available to applicants who require a visa to study in the UK. At Oxford Brookes we are delighted to welcome international students from across the world. We have information on how to apply to Oxford Brookes as an international applicant on our website.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)



You must be employed in a school or college, with an employer willing to support your training needs. Fitness for practice screening will be required.

English language requirements

Further information on our English language requirements can be found on our website.

English language requirement

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £7570* Year 1
England £7570* Year 1
Northern Ireland £7570* Year 1
Scotland £7570* Year 1
Wales £7570* Year 1
Channel Islands £7570* Year 1
EU £9900* Year 1
International £9900* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Educational Practice (New College Swindon) at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS