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Blackburn College

FdA Teaching and Learning Support Primary

UCAS Code: LX77

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Primary education

Our popular Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning Support (Primary) is recognised by Head teachers and Governors alike as a successful, relevant qualification that impacts positively on teaching and learning in schools. This degree can be studied as a 2 year full-time Lancaster University validated foundation degree designed as a professional development qualification for Primary School Teaching Assistants who want to further their understanding, knowledge and skills across the ever-changing primary curriculum.

Students taking part on the course may get involved in a range of trips and activities. Past students have enjoyed trips to a Steiner School near York looking at alternative philosophies of teaching and learning. Students on the course also take part in a range of team building activities and socialise as a group at organised events - this helps you to learn from colleagues and other students in both informal as well as formal settings.

You must have secured a signed agreement of a Head teacher to accept you for a placement in a Primary Class for at least 45 days (full-time) and an up-to-date DBS certificate

As well as your placement, you will be able to take part in a 2 day placement in a different primary school. Our students often tell us this is a valuable insight into the way that different primary schools operate. All staff teaching on the course are former or existing Primary school practitioners who are able to bring a wealth of valuable experience, real-life examples and case studies into the classroom.

Modules

Modules can include:
?Supporting Teaching and Learning in Literacy
?Supporting Teaching and Learning in Mathematics
?How Children Learn
?Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Teaching and Learning practice
?Supporting Teaching and Learning in Science
?Supporting Teaching and Learning in ICT
?The Reflective Practitioner
?Research Methods
?The Role of Assessment in Supporting Learning
?Supporting Teaching and Learning in Humanities
?Supporting Teaching and Learning in Creative Subjects
?The Future of the Primary Sector
?Educational Issues Affecting Teaching and Learning in the Primary Sector
?Developing Digital Skills for the 21st Century Primary Classroom
?Research Project
?Work based Learning

The Uni


Course location:

Blackburn College

Department:

Business, Health and Technology

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