Education and Learning at SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) - UCAS

Course summary

Our foundation degrees are equivalent to studying the first two years of an honours degree, but unlike traditional degrees they have more flexible entry requirements. Created in collaboration with employers, they combine academic study with developing the skills and attributes needed in the workplace. It makes them ideal preparation for a specific profession or industry or for making progress in your existing career. You can always convert to a full honours degree by taking a Level 6 programme on completion. If you already work in education or wish to start this course is right for you. The revised foundation degree in Education and Learning supports you to develop expert subject knowledge which can be applied in your working environment. With a clear emphasis on professional relevance, the course combines in-depth academic study with meaningful practical application of knowledge, across all age ranges. You will collaborate with others, follow independent lines of enquiry, and draw on professionals’ and lecturers’ experience to develop your knowledge and skills. The first year, provides underpinning knowledge in a range of specific areas, including reflective practice, behaviour, SEND, Language, oracy and the importance of effective communication and partnership working. You will look academically at theories of learning and development, consider international perspectives, and draw on current debates within education. The second year encourages a more detailed understanding of key topics such as ethnicity and diversity, effective mathematic interventions and use of technology in the classroom. You will also be supported to become autonomous and reflective practitioners through independent research, which allows you to develop specialist knowledge in a specific area of interest. During the course, you will gain a strong core of knowledge in psychology, sociology, and the holistic development across the lifespan. It is a highly engaging course taught through lectures, collaborative and independent study, and events with the university, and offers a uniquely supportive and challenging learning environment. To complete the course successfully, students studying this foundation degree will be required to be in paid or voluntary work for at least two and a half days per week or equivalent (16 hours). Part time routes are available. For more information, please email [email protected] GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES: • Progress within the sector to a supervisory/management position • PGCE for Qualified Teaching Status


Level 4 Modules Reflective Practice 1 Sociology of Education Behaviour for Learning Special Education Needs and Disabilities Communication, Language and Literacy Partnership Working Level 5 Modules Reflective Practice 2 Researching Practice Technology in Education Learning Mathematics Ethnicity, Diversity and Inclusion Supporting Families

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical assignments and presentations

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications. You will need to take the following English qualification as part of the Visa process: IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for your tuition fees and your living costs. Please follow this link for more details about your visa requirements:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. SGS welcomes interest from mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application. If English isn't your first language you will need to undertake an IELTS qualification achieving an overall grade of 6 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent) GSCE requirements: GCSE English and Maths grade C or 4.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7995 Year 1
Channel Islands £7995 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7995 Year 1
England £7995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7995 Year 1
Scotland £7995 Year 1
Wales £7995 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Education and Learning at SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) - UCAS