Educational Practice (Activate Learning - City of Oxford College)

Oxford Brookes University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

TEF Silver

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This programme of study aims to produce highly skilled and well-qualified Teaching Assistants, capable of supporting teaching and learning within a variety of contexts. Building on the Professional Practice Framework for Teaching Assistants and on Oxford Brookes' considerable success in providing Higher Education for mature students, it is aimed at Teaching Assistants working in primary, secondary and tertiary education.

Course details


Developing Skills for Learning, Understanding how Individuals Learn, Technology in Learning, Developing Literacy, Developing Mathematics, Understanding Planning for Learning, Equality and Diversity, Mentoring and Pastoral Support in Education, Supporting Individual Needs, Developing Reflective Practice, Impact of behaviour on learning, Preparing for Practice Based Study, Research Project

Assessment method

Students will gain a recognised University-awarded Foundation Degree and also have the opportunity to progress to a BA (Hons) top-up in Education and Lifelong Learning through one more year of study. Successful graduates will then be able to pursue a PGCE in order to achieve Qualified Teacher Status.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeX102
Institution code O66
Campus nameActivate Learning-City of Oxford College
Campus codeO

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 16 points

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)



Applicants will be required to have a minimum of two years’ work experience, currently undertaking 10 hours per week (paid or voluntary) in a school or college and provide a reference to demonstrate that their employer is prepared to support their training needs. Applicants with evidence of considerable experience in a relevant role who do not have the formal qualifications above, are welcome to apply.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7570 Year 1
Channel Islands £7570 Year 1
England £7570 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7570 Year 1
Scotland £7570 Year 1
Wales £7570 Year 1
International £9270 Year 1

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 (Activate Learning - City of Oxford College) at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS