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Bradford College

Supporting and Managing Learning in Education*

UCAS Code: NX22

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Pass, to include 45 credits at Level 3.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at grade C/4 minimum preferred, but not essential.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

In Childcare and/or Education.

Scottish Higher

B,C

UCAS Tariff

48

Entry is normally at Level 4 with appropriate A level or equivalent qualifications in Childcare and/or Education eg. BTEC National Diploma; NVQ 3 for Teaching Assistants or Childcare, Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) or accredited Access course.

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About this course


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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

3.0 years | Part-time day | 2020

Subjects

Learning support

Management and organisation of education

This course offers you a flexible programme of academic study to develop and improve your role in either a primary or secondary school or a college or other post-compulsory organisation. We have designed varied routes so you can develop the skills and knowledge appropriate to your context, role and interests. You will spend one day each week in College and a minimum of two days equivalent study in your educational setting. Time spent in an educational setting may be on a paid or voluntary basis and it is your responsibility to arrange this placement. A strong element of work-based learning ensures that your studies directly apply to your practice in education. By the end of the course you will be able to: appreciate the variety of roles played by professionals and practitioners in education and become better in your own role; develop personal skills and a broad understanding of education Identify your own place and contribution to education; develop the personal and professional skills to make that contribution; understand and contribute to current national initiatives.This course will enable you to develop expertise in curriculum subjects in the primary sector or special needs and pastoral care. This course enables you to work alongside others who work in a similar role but in a wide range of educational organisations and sectors. Your future career will be built on a solid foundation of the highest academic standards of teaching and learning as many of our teaching staff are experts in their fields. You will be treated as an individual, with degrees often tailored to suit your individual experience, knowledge and interests, helping to support your personal growth and development. This Foundation Degree provides you with 240 credit points of Undergraduate study to help you pursue further qualifications e.g. Honours degree level, Qualified Teacher Status, or to apply for promoted support posts in schools or colleges such as Higher Level Teaching Assistant, cover supervisor or mentor. You could progress to the BA (Hons) Supporting Learning in Education or the BA (Hons) Teaching and Learning in the Primary Phase to become a primary teacher.

*PLEASE NOTE - THIS PROGRAMME IS UNDERGOING PERIODIC REVIEW/REAPPROVAL IN THE 2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR FOR DELIVERY FROM 2020-21. Periodic Review is a monitoring and review activity undertaken by all universities/colleges delivering HE programmes. Any changes to the existing programmes as a result of this process will be fully communicated to all applicants as soon as possible after conclusion of the reviews.

Modules

Students will study 3 compulsory core modules and 3 optional modules for each stage of the course. Sessions are delivered one day per week with compulsory core modules in the afternoon, subject modules (maths, language and science) in the morning and supporting option modules aimed at supporting special needs and pastoral care for secondary and post-compulsory staff in the evening. The routes can be mixed if this is what you require to enhance your role.Stage one - compulsory modules: Preparing to Learn; Foundations of Teaching and Learning; Developing the Classroom Team. Subject option modules: Supporting Language; Supporting Mathematics; Applications of ICT in Teaching and Learning. Supporting option modules: Behaviour Management; Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties; Promoting Foreign Languages. Stage Two - compulsory modules: Safeguarding Young People; Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in Education; Research for Personal and Academic Use. Subject option modules: Developing Science Enquiry; Managing Language; Managing Mathematics. Supporting option modules: Learning through Educational Visits; Mentoring and Coaching; Understand Autism; Supporting the Mobility of Learners with Visual Impairment. Other options can include: Bradford College Certificate in Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN); Speech Language and Communication Needs in Education Settings; Erasmus European Learning.

Assessment methods

You will require a mentor in your setting to support and guide you. The teaching team will also observe you working in your organisation and offer developmental guidance. Specific modules will also involve workplace-based assessment tasks. You will also visit and observe practitioners within your institution and in other settings. Teaching is as interactive as possible, allowing you to fully participate in sessions. You will work with a group of students throughout the course which will enable you to develop strong, supportive relationships. Tutors will require you to reflect on your practice and contribute to all sessions. Assessment can take many forms including essays, presentations, or portfolios. These will draw upon your experience and knowledge. You will be briefed by your module tutor on the module assessment and will receive support and guidance for its completion.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£8,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,750
per year
Scotland
£8,750
per year
Wales
£8,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bradford College

Department:

School of Education, Professional Development and Sport

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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.

74%
low
Learning support

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Education

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
73%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

35%
Library resources
49%
IT resources
65%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

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