Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Greenwich

Supporting Teaching and Learning

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Course summary

The Foundation Degree in Supporting Teaching and Learning is a 2 year full-time course providing you with an opportunity to extend your knowledge and skills in supporting teaching and learning in the classroom. It will give you an opportunity to network with colleagues and to enjoy the challenges of further study. The course is validated by the University of Greenwich. Whilst the Foundation Degree is a qualification in its own right, with further study it can also lead to a top-up BA Honours Degree. Students on NESCOT higher education course are typically taught in class sizes of 16 or fewer.

Course details


The Foundation Degree in Supporting Teaching and Learning consists of the following modules of study: •Personal and Professional Development •Supporting Teaching Learning and Assessment •Supporting Positive Learning Behaviours •Supporting Learners with Additional Educational Needs •Professional Reflective Practice Skills •Emerging Technologies to Support Learning •Supporting the Wider Curriculum •Negotiated Professional Investigation

Assessment method

The course includes both formative or practice assessment and formal summative assessments. The purpose of a formative assessment is to develop and test your understanding in the subject area. Formative assessments do not count towards your final module mark but your course team will give you feedback to help you improve. Formal or summative assessments normally count towards your module/unit mark and therefore towards your final award (i.e. class of degree, distinction/merit/pass). Assessment methods may include written examinations, and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and often a major project or dissertation in the final year

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All candidates will be interviewed and will be required to undertake assessments. Applicants are normally required to hold a level 2 qualification in Communication or a GCSE in English Language. An appropriate level 3 qualification in Learning Support is normally required. Where appropriate, candidates with substantial relevant experience as a teaching assistant in a relevant setting may be considered. There is no formal entry requirement for numeracy or IT; support will be available to facilitate the achievement of level 2 in both these areas whilst taking the Foundation Degree. This may require some independent study.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

Applicants are normally required to hold a level 2 qualification in Communication or a GCSE in English Language.

Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6600 Year 1
Scotland £6600 Year 1
Wales £6600 Year 1
Channel Islands £6600 Year 1

Additional fee information

DBS ( If do not already have one); essential, currents fee is £52
Supporting Teaching and Learning at NESCOT - UCAS