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Foundation Degree in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

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Course Location

Ardleigh Green

Course Level

Level 5

Course Summary

The Foundation Degree in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools is a two-year course for experienced teaching assistants wishing to study at a higher educational level.  It is aimed at primary or special school teaching assistants and not suitable for secondary teaching assistants. This course is open to those who are working in a school, supporting and assisting the teacher. It is suitable for teaching assistants who are employed or working voluntarily. Havering Colleges, New City College is registered with the Office for Students.

Course Information

This course is validated by the Open University. The Foundation Degree will equip you with the understanding, skills and knowledge to enhance your performance in your current role and to enable career progression. Your programme of study will be closely linked to the workplace. This qualification is a classroom-based course.

You will study a selection of modules. Students will complete 120 credits per

Year One

  • Personal, Professional and Academic Development 20 credits
  • Children’s Learning and Development 20 credits
  • Behaviour Management 20 credits
  • Primary Computing 20 credits
  • Teaching and Learning Primary Mathematics 20 credits
  • Primary Science and Design and Technology 20 credits

Year Two

  • Assessing and Supporting Children’s Learning 20 credits
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 20 credits
  • Research Methodology in School Settings 20 credits
  • Primary Communication Language and Literacy 20 credits
  • Creative and Imaginative Curriculum Project 20 credits
  • Educational Issues and the Role of the Practitioner in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools 20 credits

The course is studied over a period of two years. Attendance is 1 day per week plus placement. The course will take place at our Ardleigh Green campus.

Assessment Method

You will be assessed in all the modules that you study. The programme team has designed a range of assessment methods to test your learning and development as you progress through the programme. Assessment will take place during or immediately on completion of the teaching of each module. Assessment will usually involve submitted assignments/in-programme assessments, reports and presentations.

Progression

Many students use the Foundation Degree as a route into teaching. You obtain 240 credits and need to obtain a further 120 credits to obtain a full degree. You may wish to study the BA in Education and Professional Practice at our college after the Foundation Degree for one year, and then complete a primary PGCE or possibly gain a place on the Schools Direct programme.

How Will I Learn?

All of our teaching staff are experienced professionals in the field of education. All students are allocated a personal tutor who will be your first point of communication should you have any queries or concerns. Regular 1:1 sessions will take place within the classroom where there will be the opportunity to discuss your course and progress.

The Foundation Degree Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools is validated by the Open University. The Foundation Degree will equip you with the understanding, skills and knowledge to enhance your performance in your current role and to enable career progression. Your programme of study will be closely linked to the workplace. This qualification is a classroom-based course.

Course Duration/Delivery

This is a full time course and the course is studied over a period of two years. Attendance is 1 day per week plus placement.

Funding For My Studies

You can apply for the ‘Student loan’. Student loans can include a tuition fee loan and a maintenance loan to help with your living costs. Help and advice is available.

Compulsory Cost

£6144

Compulsory Cost Details

2020/21: Tuition fees £6,000 per year
DBS check: £44 (TBC)
Approximately £100 per year for academic reading books.

Qualification Type

Foundation Degree

Exam Board

Open University