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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Learning Support

UCAS Code: FDLS

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

E,E,E

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C/grade 4 or above in English or Welsh (if this is your first language), plus grade C/grade 4 or above in Mathematics or Science, or equivalent.

48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

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

MP

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

PPP

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

48

Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Learning support

This course is for those seeking or already pursuing a career supporting learners across the sectors in educational settings such as mainstream schools, resource provision units, special schools, post-compulsory provision or within the local authority support services.
This foundation degree combines taught modules and work-based learning to consider the sociological, historical, psychological, philosophical and contemporary aspects of education and develop the skills and knowledge required within the educational workplace.
The course:
• will develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of the role of learning support in differing contexts and a wide variety of educational settings
• will provide learners with the skills required to communicate and engage effectively with children and young people; whilst promoting understanding of the needs of the individual child or young person within the educational setting to effectively support their educational development in addition to heeding safeguarding and promoting their welfare
• enable learners to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to the preparation, planning, delivery, support and evaluation of a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that meets the needs of all learners
• will offer opportunities for academic and career development and progression
• will provide opportunities to apply academic theory to work-based practice to develop an understanding of diverse educational contexts and perspectives.
• Work with lecturers from a range of professional backgrounds with a wealth of experience.
• Benefit from linking theory to work based practice in each year of the programme.
• Module content reflects the government’s priorities for education.
• Wrexham Glynd?r University has substantial experience and a long history of offering education courses.
• The opportunity to gain British Dyslexia Association (BDA) accreditation for supporting learners who display SpLD/Dyslexia.

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4)

In Year 1 you will develop your professional knowledge, application of theory to work-based practice, confidence and skills in the following areas: studying at university level, supporting learners with additional learning needs including learners with SpLD/Dyslexia and managing learner behaviour. Academic theory will be linked to practice through work-based learning.

Modules

• The Confident Learner
• An Introduction to ALN/SEN
• Supporting Pupils with SpLD/Dyslexia
• Managing Learner Behaviour
• Work Based Learning (One)

Year 2 (Level 5)

In Year 2 the course content provides further opportunities for consolidation and breadth of learning through affording opportunities for deeper insights into key themes associated with education within its wider context, policies, practices and pedagogy, including supporting teaching and learning, promoting effective learning environments and supporting inclusion and diversity. Academic theory will be linked to practice through work-based learning.

Modules

• Research Methods
• The Effective Learning Environment
• Supporting Teaching and Learning
• Inclusion, Equality and Diversity
• Work Based Learning (Two)

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

The modules are assessed using a variety of methods including case studies, observation, reflection and evaluation of practice (microteaching), essays, reflective reports, portfolios, presentations, group projects, resource design and development, research articles.

Teaching and learning

Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

The programmes are delivered through a broad range of approaches to learning and teaching such as practical workshops, projects, debates, role play, case studies, lectures and seminars. The experience gained during your work based practice is invaluable in promoting the link between theory and practice and will help to inform your future academic and career progression.

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Social and Life Sciences

TEF rating:
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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.

64%
low
Learning support

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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

64%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
63%
Course specific equipment and facilities
40%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

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.

98%
med
Employed or in further education
60%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Childcare and related personal services
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Teaching and educational professionals

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