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Tameside College

Foundation Degree In Teaching Assistance

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English - Grade C or higher GCSE mathematics - Grade C or higher

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Course option

3.0years

Part-time | 2019

**Please note, that all courses are updated regularly. Please check www.tameside.ac.uk for more information**

The Foundation Degree in Teaching Assistance comprises of 240 credits: 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5. Each module is worth 20 credits and you will study six modules at Level 4 across Year 1 and Year 2, Semester 1. You then study six modules at Level 5 across Year 2, Semester 2 and Year 3.

The course covers the following units:

Year 1
Practice - based Enquiry
Promoting Positive Relationships
Child Protection and Safeguarding
Fostering Positive Relationships

Year 2
Supporting Learning and Teaching
Effective Learning Environments
Creativity and Learning
Learning through ICT

Year 3
Practice - based Enquiry (2)
Special Educational Needs and Disability
Inclusive Practice and Diversity
The Health and Well - being of Children and Young People

Modules

Year 1
Practice - based Enquiry
Promoting Positive Relationships
Child Protection and Safeguarding
Fostering Positive Relationships

Year 2
Supporting Learning and Teaching
Effective Learning Environments
Creativity and Learning
Learning through ICT

Year 3
Practice - based Enquiry (2)
Special Educational Needs and Disability
Inclusive Practice and Diversity
The Health and Well - being of Children and Young People

Assessment methods

The University of Chester is an approved provider of Higher Level Teaching Assistant Status (HLTA) Preparation. Backed by a long tradition of excellence in the field of education, the University provides high quality resources and expertise to support candidates in gaining HLTA status. Students may engage with the preparation for HLTA status whilst undergoing the FdA in Teaching Assistance at the University of Chester.

Learning and teaching strategies include lectures, presentations, group-work activities, case study, guided reflection, tutorial support and independent study. A vital aspect of the Foundation Degree is the invaluable learning which takes place in the workplace setting. Through exploring theoretical perspectives students will be able to reflect upon and share their experience in practice settings and relate this to current thinking.

Assessment is through a variety of forms and includes: a reflective portfolio, presentation, analysis of work-place scenario, reflective essay and case study. The assessment strategies adopted are designed to enable students to demonstrate their achievement of module learning outcomes and the relationship between work based learning and academic study.

Tuition fees

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England
£4,065
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,065
per year
Scotland
£4,065
per year
Wales
£4,065
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Tameside College

Department:

Teaching Assistants

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