Teaching and Learning Support, Foundation Degree

Foundation degree

The course is designed to underpin and develop the role of those supporting teaching and learning in a school or college environment. This course can also provide a foundation for progression towards gaining a BA (Hons) degree or Qualified Teacher Status.

The flexible delivery of the programme allows you to continue working alongside the course. You’ll develop skills in communication, problem solving, working with others, IT and application of numbers. You’ll also be monitored by continuous assessment throughout the course to track your progression. Plus, there is the opportunity to progress on to the BA (Hons) Primary Teaching and Childhood Studies.

Type of study
Higher Education, Part-Time
Examination board
Awarded by Chichester University

Availability & Details

Teaching and Learning Support, Foundation Degree Year 1 SP-STALFD-G(1920)1A1

South Downs Campus
16-Sep-2019 - 02-Jul-2020 (weeks)
Course Full Fee £2935.00
Course Learning Loan £2935.00

Teaching and Learning Support, Foundation Degree Year 2 SP-STALFD-G(1920)2A1

South Downs Campus
16-Sep-2019 - 02-Jul-2020 (weeks)
Course Full Fee £2935.00
Course Learning Loan £2935.00

– Employed or working as a volunteer in an educational setting and have the support of your employer

– Normally at least one Level 3 qualification

– An interview is required and an enhanced DBS check

– Non standard entry is available for mature students (over 21) who have at least three years work experience

This programme is an excellent foundation for those wishing to transfer into teaching by completing additional Level 6 credits to gain a degree and allow you to meet the requirements for postgraduate study for qualified teacher status.

This is a three-year programme which is delivered on one day a week (2.30 – 8.00pm) and two Saturdays through the year. You will also have tutorial support.

It 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 coursework.

Indicative units:

– Curriculum Matters
– Understanding Child Development:Theory and Practice
– Inclusion
– Equality and Diversity
– Supporting Learning in Mathematics and Numeracy

You will complete two modules each term.These may be single modules (15 credits) or double modules (30 credits).

A wide range of appropriate teaching and learning strategies will be used during the course. These will include: lectures, seminar sessions, workshops, tutorials, work based learning (WBL). 

Assessment is through written assignments, timed essays, displays and presentations. Assessment is always at the end of modules and students work towards assessment through the sessions. You have the opportunity to re-submit assessments.

How to apply

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College is definitely worth all the effort you put in, you get to meet lots of different people and it’s amazing.

Ebony Puttock, A Level student

There are lots of people at the college, each studying a diverse range of courses, people from all different areas come to study here, it creates a sense of community, there is a huge social aspect to college life across all courses.

Lee Backhouse, BTEC student

My experience with the teaching and support was really well, as I’m dyslexic, they helped me a lot and I’ve achieved good grades, so I’m really pleased.

Thomas McCann, A Level student


This course develops competence in the role of supporting teaching and learning. It enables students to reflect on theory and practice to consider excellence. It can lead to a BA in Early Childhood and/or a Primary Teaching qualification.

This course is for students who currently work or volunteer in a school or college setting. Different approaches and theories will be explored and linked to excellent practice within the sector.