Peter Symonds' College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Middlesex University

Teaching and Learning Support

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Course summary

The Teaching and Learning Support Foundation Degree is designed for those working or wishing to work in schools with children in Key Stages1 and 2, i.e. children in years 1 to 6. The programme has been developed so that those wishing to work in an educational setting to support the teaching and learning of children can explore a variety of contemporary topics and issues, such as behaviour management, social pedagogy and inclusive education. Students will carry out research which is relevant to their workplace. Our Teaching & Learning Support course is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex Award on successful completion. Students studying a Foundation Degree can apply to do a "top-up" year to obtain a full BA (Hons) degree in Teaching & Learning Support. This course is also available at AHED.


The course consists of three terms each year. In Year 1 you will study Developing & Enhancing Academic Skills allowing you to develop the skills necessary to be successful at degree level. Alongside this module you will focus on the National Curriculum which provides an in depth look at all aspects of the National Curriculum. In term 3 you will study Research Skills and Teaching and Professionalism. You will then undertake in Year 2 modules which include: Safeguarding , Inclusive Education, Social Pedagogy and Understanding and Managing Human Behaviour, Ethic and Methodology and Assessment in the Curriculum

Assessment method

Assessment includes essays, reports, individual and group presentations, case studies, research reports and several work-based assignments. These strategies are also designed to enable the development of key transferable skills in the workplace. There are no examinations.

How to apply

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Peter Symonds College - Adult and Higher Education
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Additional entry requirements


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5950* Year 1
Northern Ireland £5950* Year 1
Scotland £5950* Year 1
Wales £5950* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note that the tuition fee is charged per annum. Students will have access to the Learning Resource Centre at our Owens Road campus and learning materials, books and journals will be available online and through our VLE (Moodle). Students are responsible for their own purchase of text books. Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student. Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any library fees and fines applicable. The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning (beyond the allowance provided by the College) is payable by the student.
Teaching and Learning Support at Peter Symonds' College - UCAS