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Teaching and Learning Support Primary

Blackburn College

UCAS Code: LX77 | Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


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48

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Learning support

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

All students take a total of 120 credits per level.

Level 4 Modules (all modules are mandatory) include: Supporting Teaching and Learning in English, Supporting teaching and Learning in Mathematics, Supporting teaching and learning in Science, Computing and primary teaching and learning technologies, Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Learning and Teaching Practice, Special education needs and disability (SEND) and inclusive teaching and learning strategies

Level 5 Modules (all modules are mandatory) include: Supporting teaching and learning in physical education, health and well-being, Supporting teaching and learning in the foundation curriculum subjects, Planning, assessing and evaluating teaching and learning, Contemporary primary educational policy and practice, Practice based research and Implementing change in the primary environment

Assessment methods

During the course you will be assessed by a variety of methods including coursework, written assignments, reports, poster presentations, electronic presentations and portfolio building. Additionally, there will be a series of reflective tasks to complete at your primary school placement or employment as well as a successful lesson observation in each year of your placement.

Each module is formally assessed through, for example, assignment, open-book test, individual and group presentation, essay, observation of practice, assessment of course work e.g. art portfolio, written report, reflective practice and portfolios of evidence.

The Uni


Course location:

Blackburn College

Department:

Business, Health and Technology

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
Learning support
82%
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Primary education

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

73%
Library resources
64%
IT resources
60%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Education and teaching

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£15k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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