Foundation Degree Educational Practice (Bedford)

Bedford College Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Bedfordshire

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Course summary

This course is suitable if you are currently working as a teaching assistant or in other educational settings, and aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills and expertise required for working with children of primary age. The Foundation Degree is specifically designed for support staff working in education or those interested in developing a route into teaching. On successful completion of this course you will have enhanced your knowledge of education to help develop your career or move into a teaching-related role. You can also progress onto a third year top up degree, delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve an Applied Education Studies BA (Hons) Degree. With further study you can also enter teacher training and gain Qualified Teacher Status. To join this course you will need:

  • 32-48 UCAS points from a Level 3 course (e.g. A Level, Level 3 Diploma, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent)
  • English GCSE at grade 4 / grade C or above OR Level 2 equivalent
  • Maths GCSE at grade 4 / grade C or above OR Level 2 equivalent is desirable
We welcome applicants who may not meet the above entry requirements but have relevant work experience within the industry You may be asked to attend an interview to discuss the requirements of the course. You will also need to undertake a paid or voluntary placement in a relevant setting in a school environment (minimum two days per week) for the duration of your course. You should ideally arrange your own placement but the course team will also be able to assist you in this.

Course details


How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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To join this course you will need: 32-48 UCAS points from a Level 3 course (e.g. A Level, Level 3 Diploma, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent) English GCSE at grade 4 / grade C or above OR Level 2 equivalent Maths GCSE at grade 4 / grade C or above OR Level 2 equivalent is desirable We welcome applicants who may not meet the above entry requirements but have relevant work experience within the industry You may be asked to attend an interview to discuss the requirements of the course. You will also need to undertake a paid or voluntary placement in a relevant setting in a school environment (minimum two days per week) for the duration of your course. You should ideally arrange your own placement but the course team will also be able to assist you in this.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.bedford.ac.uk/our-courses/subjects/teacher-ed-and-social-studies/educational-practice-foundation-degree-fda


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £3083 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3083 Year 1
Scotland £3083 Year 1
Wales £3083 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees subject to change.
Foundation Degree Educational Practice (Bedford) at Bedford College Group - UCAS