Leeds City College

Supporting Teaching and Learning Leeds City College Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Bronze

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This programme is aimed at students who are either currently employed in supporting the teaching and learning of children and young people (4-25yrs) or wishing to develop their role in this area. The course has been written with an integrated work based focus throughout. Full time students will attend college for two days per week and part time students will attend college for one afternoon and evening per week.

This course will equip students with a combination of technical skills, academic knowledge, and transferable skills that employers are increasingly demanding. We encourage autonomy and independent thinking using a mixture of lectures, seminars, scenario/case study, presentations, group work and work practice.

An emphasis on the balance between academic studies and work placement projects will enable students to demonstrate their transferable skills between work and college.

Students need to have had experience working with children as a volunteer, in employment or work placement and will need to be able to communicate effectively with a range of people in a variety of ways.

Course details


You will study 120 credits per year of the course and the modules may include:

Year 1 - Level 4

Skills for Academic Development
Concepts of Supporting Learning
Supporting Technology Enhanced Learning
Inclusive Practices
Communication, Language and Literacy
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable People

Year 2 - Level 5

Contemporary Educational Agenda
Supporting Science
Learning, Being and Becoming
Working in Collaborative Practice
Work Based Project
Supporting Mathematics

Assessment method

The assessments utilised on the programme have been designed with the changing role of supporting teaching and learning in education at the forefront. Observations and planning for children and young people’s learning are skills that are required for teaching assistants to acquire, as well as effective communication skills with a range of people.

Case studies enable students to look holistically at a case and evaluate interventions, initiatives and strategies to raise the achievement of children and young people. They then can plan and make suggestions for future sessions and individual learning plans for children and young people.

Presentations develop students’ confidence in speaking to others. These also enable students to share research and findings with each other and develop this practice within their workplace.

Students will take part in discussions, seminars, peer reviews and evaluations on an on-going basis. They are encouraged to share good practice from their work placement opportunities with their peers in group work, discussions and seminar groups. There are opportunities to share these with their mentors and colleagues at work and reflect upon their learning, thus building essential reflective and reflexive practitioner skills. Over the course of the study programme these skills will enable students to develop their levels of responsibility and autonomy working within the required levels of supervision for the job role involved.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

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!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Leeds City College and it's various centres welcome students from across the EU and international students who are already residing in the UK. The College is not currently recruiting students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) whose immigration permission is for education only.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma M: 24 credits A typical offer would be based on students achieving their Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits, 24 of which are to be at Merit.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,250 Year 1
EU £7,250 Year 1
England £7,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,250 Year 1
Scotland £7,250 Year 1
Wales £7,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are charged per academic year. As part of this course, you will be required to have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and will be expected to pay any fees associated with this. Fees are to be confirmed.

Provider information

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Leeds City College
Park Lane

Clearing contact details

HE Admissions

0113 235 4450

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Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm Friday 8.30am -4.30pm

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Main Contact - HE Admissions

0113 235 4450