City of Bristol College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of the West of England, Bristol

Educational Support

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Course summary

This programme is designed to provide a means by which experienced support staff, employed within an educational environment, can obtain a recognised qualification specific to their field and become more effective in their role by an increased reflection on practice. Successful students will be able to apply for progression to a relevant Honours degree in Education in Professional Practice on completion of the Foundation Degree. The aims of the programme are to: • Develop an understanding of the variety of roles played by professionals and practitioners in a range of educational settings, enabling students to locate their own place and contribution to educational processes developing personal and professional skills • Provide students with broad and balanced knowledge and understanding of the principal features of education and theoretical perspectives in order to enhance their ability to construct reasoned arguments about educational issues • Broaden students’ knowledge of educational practice from beyond their specific setting into the local, national and international arena. • Enable students to become accomplished, flexible practitioners who are able to respond to the needs of learners in educational settings • Provide a vocationally specific curricula in which academic study is closely integrated with reflection and investigation of work based practice • Enhance a range of professional, academic and lifelong learning skills, knowledge and understanding in support of workplace and academic learning, enhancement of current practice and preparation for career development and further study.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

120 credits must be achieved before students progress onto Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Students must have a DBS,( Disclosure Barring Services Check) completed prior to enrolemnt GSCE Maths and English at 4 - 9 or A-C. or English Functional Skills (2012) or Key Skills Literacy Level 2 Cambridge ESOL qualification level 2 NCFE Cache level 3 in supporting teaching and learning Students will be required to attend an interview. Students who do not have the entry requirements outlined will be consider on the basis of evidence of personal, professional and educational experience

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 Year 1
Scotland £6165 Year 1
Wales £6165 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Educational Support at City of Bristol College - UCAS