City of Bristol College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This programme is designed to provide a means by which experienced support staff, employed within an educational environment, can obtain a recognised qualification specific to their field and become more effective in their role by an increased reflection on practice. Successful students will be able to apply for progression to a relevant Honours degree in Education in Professional Practice on completion of the Foundation Degree.
The aims of the programme are to:
• Develop an understanding of the variety of roles played by professionals and practitioners in a range of educational settings, enabling students to locate their own place and contribution to educational processes developing personal and professional skills
• Provide students with broad and balanced knowledge and understanding of the principal features of education and theoretical perspectives in order to enhance their ability to construct reasoned arguments about educational issues
• Broaden students’ knowledge of educational practice from beyond their specific setting into the local, national and international arena.
• Enable students to become accomplished, flexible practitioners who are able to respond to the needs of learners in educational settings
• Provide a vocationally specific curricula in which academic study is closely integrated with reflection and investigation of work based practice
• Enhance a range of professional, academic and lifelong learning skills, knowledge and understanding in support of workplace and academic learning, enhancement of current practice and preparation for career development and further study.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Ashley Down Centre|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
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)
120 credits must be achieved before students progress onto Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||56 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||BTEC Level 3 in relevant subjects|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access to Higher Education in relevant subjects|
Students must have a DBS,( Disclosure Barring Services Check) completed prior to enrolemnt
GSCE Maths and English at 4 - 9 or A-C. or English Functional Skills (2012) or Key Skills Literacy Level 2
Cambridge ESOL qualification level 2
NCFE Cache level 3 in supporting teaching and learning
Students will be required to attend an interview.
Students who do not have the entry requirements outlined will be consider on the basis of evidence of personal, professional and educational experience
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6,000||Year 1|