Oxford Brookes University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Educational Practice (Swindon College)

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Course summary

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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.

Course details


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 Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Swindon College
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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.

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.

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

Channel Islands £7570 Year 1
England £7570 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7570 Year 1
Scotland £7570 Year 1
Wales £7570 Year 1
EU £7570* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years for both new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to continue to set fees at the maximum level permitted for new and returning Home/EU students. Fees are subject to agreement by the Office for Students.
Educational Practice (Swindon College) at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS