Teaching and Learning Support, Foundation Degree
This course is designed to develop the role of those supporting teaching and learning, and can provide a foundation for progression towards gaining a BA (Hons) or Qualified teacher status.
This course will give you:
- Setting/school-based learning
- Monitored by continuous assessment
- Flexible delivery of programme allows students to continue working
- Opportunities to progress on to BA (Hons) Primary Teaching and Childhood Studies
- Develop communication skills, problem-solving, working with others, IT and application of numbers
Please note: All UK HE providers are required to register with the newly-created Office for Students (OfS) for the 2019/20 application cycle. All courses offered are subject to OfS confirming HSDC as a provider, expected September 2018.
- Type of study
- Higher Education, Part-Time
- Examination board
- Awarded by Chichester University
Availability & Details
– Be employed or doing voluntary work in an educational setting (age 5+) for a minimum of 12 hours per week.
– Have the support of their employer or voluntary setting (unless self-employed, for example child minders).
– Obtain a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.
– Have suitable GCSEs
– Have a Level 3 STLS qualification or similar
– Be able to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written standard English.
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) or Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) will be considered.
This course is delivered partly through taught sessions and partly through employer-supported work based learning. Students will be taught in small groups and there is individual tutorial support to assist with the planning and checking course work.
Year One: Semester 1
- Study Skills
- Inclusion, Equality and Diversity
Year One: Semester 2
- Understanding Child Development: theory and practice
Year Two: Semester 1
- Supporting Learning in Literacy and Mathematics
- Curriculum Matters
Year Two: Semester 2
- Children, Young People,Society and Education
- Assessment and Observation
Year Three: Semester 1
- Developing Learning in Literacy and Mathematics
- Behaviour for Learning
Year Three: Semester 2
- Working in Partnership to promote achievement and well-being
- Independent Study
This is a three year course, delivering levels 4 and 5 over 3 years. This course is delivered partly through taught sessions, and partly through employer-supported work base learning. Students will be taught in small groups and there is individual tutorial support to assist with the planning and checking of course work.
You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, reports, observations and poster presentations. You will be supported throughout and also be encouraged to monitor your own progress, giving you the opportunity to discuss any issues with your lecturers during the course.
I overcame a couple of barriers by working really hard to get the top grades. My experience was really good, with the course and the lecturers, the residentials and activities, together it was all really good. I had really great teaching support, I could always go to the lecturers and speak to them if I needed to.David Stenning, Public Services student
I got into both of the universities I wanted to. It happens so fast and it’s an amazing feeling when you think that all of the work you’ve done has paid off in the best way possible.Anton Sukhorukov, A Level student
My courses were all especially interesting, I thoroughly enjoyed all of them. All of my lecturers were extremely knowledgeable and I have learnt a lot from them.Lottie Warren, A Level student
The programme is designed to support the development of Teaching and Learning Support. On successful completion, students can continue their studies to a full degree and then a PGCE leading to Qualified Teaching Status to become a primary teacher.Other career opportunities include a range of work with management and policy-making, special needs (for example, Portage) or researcher.