Supporting and Managing Learning in Education at Bradford College - UCAS

Bradford College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Bolton

Supporting and Managing Learning in Education

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Course summary

This Foundation Degree in Arts enables support staff in educational settings to develop their careers and can form the first two years of a work-based route into teaching. It offers you a flexible programme of academic study to develop your skills and knowledge in early years, primary, secondary, FE or adult education. We have designed varied routes so you can develop professional practice appropriate to your context, role and interests. The intention is that by working together we will help you to achieve your goals. You will spend one day each week in College and a minimum of two days equivalent study in your educational setting. Time spent in an educational setting may be on a paid or voluntary basis and it is your responsibility to arrange this placement. A strong element of work-based learning ensures that your studies directly apply to your practice in education. By the end of the course you will be able to: • Appreciate the variety of roles played by professionals and practitioners in education and become better in your own role • Develop personal skills and a broad understanding of education • Identify your own place and contribution to education • Develop the personal and professional skills to make that contribution • Understand and contribute to current national initiatives. *PLEASE NOTE - THIS PROGRAMME IS UNDERGOING PERIODIC REVIEW/REAPPROVAL IN THE 2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR FOR DELIVERY FROM 2020-21. Periodic Review is a monitoring and review activity undertaken by all universities/colleges delivering HE programmes. Any changes to the existing programmes as a result of this process will be fully communicated to all applicants as soon as possible after conclusion of the reviews.


Part time students can take a minimum of 2 modules (40 credits) per year and a maximum of 4 (80 credits) modules per year. Part time students will normally complete the programme in 3 years (4 modules per year) but may take up to 5 years. We recommend that students take the Preparing to Learn module and the Foundations of Teaching and Learning core modules at the start of the programme as these provide good preparation for further study. Students will study 3 compulsory core modules and 3 optional modules for each stage of the course. Sessions are delivered one day per week with compulsory core modules in the afternoon, subject modules (maths, language and science) in the morning and supporting option modules aimed at supporting special needs and pastoral care for secondary and post-compulsory staff in the evening. The routes can be mixed if this is what you require to enhance your role.Stage one - compulsory modules: Preparing to Learn; Foundations of Teaching and Learning; Developing the Classroom Team. Subject option modules: Supporting Language; Supporting Mathematics; Applications of ICT in Teaching and Learning. Supporting option modules: Behaviour Management; Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties; Promoting Foreign Languages. Stage Two - compulsory modules: Safeguarding Young People; Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in Education; Research for Personal and Academic Use. Subject option modules: Developing Science Enquiry; Managing Language; Managing Mathematics. Supporting option modules: Learning through Educational Visits; Mentoring and Coaching; Understand Autism; Supporting the Mobility of Learners with Visual Impairment. Other options can include: Bradford College Certificate in Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN); Speech Language and Communication Needs in Education Settings; Erasmus European Learning.

Assessment method

Each Module has its own unique assessment, which can take many forms including essays, presentations, reflections on practical activities or portfolios. These will draw upon your experience and knowledge. You will be briefed by your module tutor on the Module assessment and will receive support and guidance.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Employment in a school (this is preferred for the full-time route) or ongoing voluntary placement in a school (placement to be arranged by the student),is a requirement for admission. Admission may be considered with advanced standing subject to recognition of prior certificated learning or experience (RPEL). Students who do not fully meet the GCSE requirements but have considerable school experience may be considered.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Enhanced DBS certificate required. Students in a voluntary placement will need to apply for a DBS certificate via Bradford College, students in paid employment can provide a DBS certificate obtained through their employer.

Health checks

Successful candidates will be required to complete an online health questionnaire.


Will include a free writing task.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £875 Credit
Northern Ireland £875 Credit
Scotland £875 Credit
Wales £875 Credit

Additional fee information

The course fees for a Part-time HND is £875 per 20 credits. Bradford College is committed to delivering quality, affordable degrees. We work hard to cut the cost and not the corners on our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. The tuition fee rate per year is fixed for the duration of the course providing there is no break in study. You will not be asked to pay these fees up front, as you should be eligible for loans to cover the tuition fees and assist with living expenses from Student Finance England. However, please ensure that you have made your application and secured funding for your course prior to registration.
Supporting and Managing Learning in Education at Bradford College - UCAS