Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning Support
Type: Foundation Degree
Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Date: September 2020
End Date:
Day: Wednesday plus work placement see course overview.
Time: 9am - 9pm (FT) / 9am - 2:30pm (PT) / 2:30pm - 9pm (PT) / Other options may be available
Duration: 2 years full-time, 3-4 years part-time, UCAS Code: TL19
Cost: £7,500 Full Time / £4,000 per year Part Time
Course Overview

This programme is offered in partnership with the University of Cumbria and has been designed for those who wish to, or those already, working or volunteering in a teaching and learning supportive role in any educational setting, who want to progress their career within the sector.

This programme will be available on a full-time basis over two years or a part-time basis over three or four years. Full Time students will attend the equivalent of one day per week
in College. For the September 2019 intake this is expected to be Wednesday afternoon and evening each week. In addition to the time in College students will undertake a teaching and learning placement of 120 hours per academic year alongside their academic studies.

Part-time study can be flexible – students would come to an agreed selection of the classes attended by full time students and be allowed to spread their studies and placements over three or four years.

What will I learn?

Modules in the programme will normally include:

Level 4

• Professional Studies and Work-based Contexts including Safeguarding
• The Theory of Learning and Development
• Using Information and Communication Technology to Support Learning
• Supporting and Understanding Inclusive Educational Environments
• Supporting English in Your Setting
• Supporting Maths in Your Setting

Level 5

• Professional Studies and Work-based Contexts 2, with Management
• Understanding Behaviour in Teaching and Learning
• Working with Families and Other Professional Practitioners
• Creative Teaching and Learning and Curriculum Frameworks
• Introduction to Current Issues in Education
• A Practice-based Research Project

How will the course be assessed?

Assessment takes place at the end of each module and is in the form of reports, presentations, essays, case studies and logs/journals as appropriate.

Materials and other information

All HE enrolments are subject to the College’s Higher Education Student Agreement.


Successful completion could lead to employment at a Higher Level and/or management. This programme could also lead to a qualified teacher status in Primary Education with further study.

For those students wanting to top-up this qualification the programme has been designed to facilitate post qualification progression to Level 6 of the University of Cumbria BA (Hons) Teaching and Learning qualification.


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