University Centre Farnborough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Surrey

Learning Support

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

University Centre Farnborough has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

Find out more about the TEF.

A full-time award designed and delivered at the University Centre of Farnborough. It is a University of Surrey validated award aimed at Teaching Assistants/ Learning Support practitioners who have completed NVQ Level 3 or equivalent. The award is nationally recognised by universities and provides an opportunity for professional development and progression onto an honours degree. A successful candidate will achieve 120 credits at level 4 (Year 1) and 120 credits at level 5 (Year 2) and have the opportunity to enter a Bachelors of Arts Honours degree at level 6 (Year 3) to achieve the complete credits (320 in total).

Course details


There are 8 modules covered in Year 1 (Level 4) and a further 8 modules in Year Two (Level 5), all valued at 15 credit points: Year 1

  • Reflective Practice
  • Professional Practice
  • Skills for Academic Study
  • Planning and Assessment
  • Equality and Inclusion
  • Managing a Positive Learning Environment
  • Supporting English and Mathematics
  • Technology for Teaching and Learning
Year 2
  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
  • Reflection and Evaluation
  • Special Education Needs and Disabilities
  • Introduction to Action Research
  • Wider Environment in Education
  • Personalised Learning Support
  • Action Research Project
* Introduction to Learning Theory

Assessment method

A wide range of teaching and learning methods are adopted throughout the programme to accommodate learning styles and to address the learning outcomes.

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 code4J66
Institution code F66
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points

Hold a full and relevant Level 3 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning or equivalent level 3 qualification with a minimum of one year experience (at least ten hours per week for an academic year) in a learning support role. Have the competency in English as required by the University of Surrey and can produce evidence of DBS clearance. Employed and/or in a voluntary placement as a learning support practitioner in primary, secondary, further education or a specialist school for a minimum of 15 hours per week concurrent with course attendance. Head Teacher/ Principal/ Employer letter to clarify employment/placement hours (15 per week minimum), access to institutional policies, support from a suitable work-based Mentor and appropriate Maths, English and ICT skills to support learning.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1
Channel Islands £6000 Year 1
EU £6000 Year 1
International £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Learning Support at University Centre Farnborough - UCAS