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Oxford Brookes University

Educational Practice (Swindon College)

UCAS Code: X101

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Early childhood studies

The course enables learning support staff, such as teaching assistants and learning mentors, to further develop their knowledge and skills, gain a higher education level award, proceed to further qualifications and training.

Modules

The course aims to build your skills, knowledge and understanding, so that you can develop your professional role in supporting the learning and mentoring of children and young adults. During the course you will work with other education professionals to jointly plan, train, monitor and assess learning. You will develop the skills of a competent practitioner, able to promote effective learning and achievement in educational practice, to motivate learners and to work in and lead professional teams. Year 1 modules will prepare you for studying in higher education, introducing you to key topics and providing an overview of the knowledge and skills required for working to support learning. You will explore how individuals learn and develop your own professional practice. Year 2 modules will help you to broaden and deepen your understanding of key themes involved in creating effective conditions where learners can thrive.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£7,350
per year
England
£7,350
per year
EU
£7,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,350
per year
Scotland
£7,350
per year
Wales
£7,350
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Swindon College

Department:

Education

TEF rating:

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What students say


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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
20%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

80%
Welfare professionals
12%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
8%
Caring personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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