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Middlesbrough College

Teaching and Learning Support

UCAS Code: A197

Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

48

You must have achieved 48 UCAS tariff points from a Level 3 qualification or equivalent in a relevant subject.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

The Teaching and Learning Support Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) Top-Up programme is aimed at students who are employed as Teaching Assistants, or volunteering in supporting the teaching and learning of children and young people (4-19 years). The emphasis of the programme is to prepare you not only to work in a school environment, but also to progress your careers within this environment with a view to potentially becoming qualified as a Primary or Secondary Teacher.

The course aims to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding about learning and teaching in a diverse range of educational contexts, including Primary, Secondary and Special Education provision. As a result, the focus is on your practice, with a work-based portfolio, Professional Practice in Education, where you are supported and encouraged to be critically reflective practitioners. In addition, there are assignments and projects (such as those contained in the modules Additional Needs and Inclusion and the Behaviour Management, which aim to demonstrate and build on your knowledge and experience in this field. It is expected that as full-time students you will attend college for two days per week and that as part-time students you will attend college for one afternoon and evening per week.

The programme is designed and targeted at applicants who wish to work within the Primary, Secondary and SEN Sector as either a Teaching Assistant (TA), or a mentor with a view to becoming a qualified Primary, Secondary or SEN Teacher. It is developed to support TAs’ work within schools and provide the necessary skills to progress within their career and perhaps to teach within a Primary, Secondary or SEN School. (Although, it is recognised that initially this may be through a PGCE course). The course is developed to meet the specialist requirements of working within a school environment, including taking specific modules to support the TA when working within the National Curriculum. Furthermore, you will study a subject ‘specialism’ according to your chosen subject for your dissertation.

Your practice will be foremost within the course and the Professional Practice in Education (PPE) module will be evidenced through your setting and work in line with the Teaching Assistant Standards (Unison, 2016) and be based on some of the requirements within the Higher Level Teaching Assistant National Standards (HLTA, 2016).

Modules

Please note modules offered may vary.

Level 4
? Theory in Practice (20 Credits)
? Core Curriculum (20 Credits)
? Policy in Education (20 Credits)
? Professional Practice in Education (40 Credits)

Level 5
? Additional Needs and Inclusion (20 Credits)
? Foundation Curriculum (20 Credits)
? Researching Education (20 Credits)
? Professional Practice in Education (40 Credits)

Assessment methods

A number of Teaching methods will be utilised to support and assess you, including seminars, lectures, interactive workshop sessions as well as ‘Blended Learning’ methods drawing on our virtual learning environment (VLE) as well as allocated tutorial support. Study skills are a major aspect of the programme and are incorporated into many of the modules such as:

Study skills within research will be implemented as a learning strategy.
You will access self-study resource materials and media on the VLE and internet.
You will receive written and oral feedback to help you improve your future work.
You are expected to work independently and responsibly throughout the duration of your course.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,300
per year
England
£6,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,300
per year
Scotland
£6,300
per year
Wales
£6,300
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Middlesbrough College

Department:

Faculty of Health, Care and Basic Education

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