Bishop Grosseteste University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Professional Studies (Education)

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Course summary

Have you ever thought about working towards a degree, but decided against it as you are already in employment or volunteering and don’t want to give that up? Our FdA Professional Studies (Education) course is designed for you if you are working and supporting children in primary, secondary, special schools or learners in a further education college. Many of the students on this course are employed as Teaching Assistants in schools, working alongside a qualified teacher. They support formal learning opportunities for children and young people and may often take whole classes for sessions, or work with children who have a particular need. This Foundation Degree qualification is often seen as a step towards becoming a teacher, progressing in your role as a Teaching Assistant and extending your opportunities to become more senior within this sector. This pathway has a number of progression routes to enable you to achieve your goals. In your first year, you will examine principles of learning as an introduction to higher education and investigate the complex relationship between practice and meeting individual needs. During the second year, you will study modules covering inclusion, equality and diversity, core curriculum subjects and assessment, along with continuing to develop your practice knowledge. Find out more: https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/course/fdaprofstuded/

Course details

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

Application codes

Course code:
X900
Institution code:
B38
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

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)

If you’ve recently completed or studied modules as part of a previous qualification, you may be eligible to apply for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). Once you have submitted an application for the programme, you will need to complete the relevant paperwork for APL as well. To obtain the necessary forms needed for the APL process, please contact our Quality Office via email at [email protected] or via telephone on 01522 563803.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

You will normally have a minimum of 1 years’ experience (two years is desirable) in a voluntary or paid role in a relevant setting. Applicants are expected to have a current (or prospective) voluntary or paid role in a relevant setting for at least 12 hours a week and have written support from the setting.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

Audition

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Entry Test 2. Written Test at interview


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6935 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6935 Year 1
Scotland £6935 Year 1
Wales £6935 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Professional Studies (Education) at Bishop Grosseteste University - UCAS