Glyndwr University, Wrexham has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This course is for those seeking or already pursuing a career supporting learners across the sectors in educational settings such as mainstream schools, resource provision units, special schools, post-compulsory provision or within the local authority support services.
This foundation degree combines taught modules and work-based learning to consider the sociological, historical, psychological, philosophical and contemporary aspects of education and develop the skills and knowledge required within the educational workplace.
• will develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of the role of learning support in differing contexts and a wide variety of educational settings
• will provide learners with the skills required to communicate and engage effectively with children and young people; whilst promoting understanding of the needs of the individual child or young person within the educational setting to effectively support their educational development in addition to heeding safeguarding and promoting their welfare
• enable learners to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to the preparation, planning, delivery, support and evaluation of a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that meets the needs of all learners
• will offer opportunities for academic and career development and progression
• will provide opportunities to apply academic theory to work-based practice to develop an understanding of diverse educational contexts and perspectives.
Year 1 (Level 4)
In Year 1 you will develop your professional knowledge, application of theory to work-based practice, confidence and skills in the following areas: studying at university level, supporting learners with additional learning needs including learners with SpLD/Dyslexia and managing learner behaviour. Academic theory will be linked to practice through work-based learning.
• The Confident Learner
• An Introduction to ALN/SEN
• Supporting Pupils with SpLD/Dyslexia
• Managing Learner Behaviour
• Work Based Learning (One)
Year 2 (Level 5)
In Year 2 the course content provides further opportunities for consolidation and breadth of learning through affording opportunities for deeper insights into key themes associated with education within its wider context, policies, practices and pedagogy, including supporting teaching and learning, promoting effective learning environments and supporting inclusion and diversity. Academic theory will be linked to practice through work-based learning.
• Research Methods
• The Effective Learning Environment
• Supporting Teaching and Learning
• Inclusion, Equality and Diversity
• Work Based Learning (Two)
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
The modules are assessed using a variety of methods including case studies, observation, reflection and evaluation of practice (microteaching), essays, reflective reports, portfolios, presentations, group projects, resource design and development, research articles.
Teaching and learning
Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.
We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.
The programmes are delivered through a broad range of approaches to learning and teaching such as practical workshops, projects, debates, role play, case studies, lectures and seminars. The experience gained during your work based practice is invaluable in promoting the link between theory and practice and will help to inform your future academic and career progression.
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!
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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
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||
Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed.
The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|Scottish Higher||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|AS||Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|Extended Project||Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE grade C/grade 4 or above in English or Welsh (if this is your first language), plus grade C/grade 4 or above in Mathematics or Science, or equivalent.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MP|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.|
Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at email@example.com for further advice and guidance.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)