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New City College (incorporating Havering College)

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

UCAS Code: X190

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,E

Pass overall

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language and maths at grade 4(C) or above

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

MPP

UCAS Tariff

64

Candidates need the ability to study at a higher education level or have a relevant level 3 qualification i.e. Access to HE: Teaching qualification or Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

The Foundation Degree in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools is a two year course for experienced teaching assistants wishing to study at a higher educational level. It is aimed at primary or special school teaching assistants and not suitable for secondary teaching assistants. This course is open to those who are working in a school, supporting and assisting the teacher. It is suitable for teaching assistants who are employed or working voluntarily. Havering Colleges, New City College is registered with the Office for Students.

The Foundation Degree Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools is validated by the Open University. The Foundation Degree will equip you with the understanding, skills and knowledge to enhance your performance in your current role and to enable career progression. Your programme of study will be closely linked to the workplace. This qualification is a classroom-based course.

For full-time students, the course is studied over a period of two years. Attendance is 1 day per week plus placement.
The course will take place at our Ardleigh Green Campus.

Many students use the Foundation Degree as a route into teaching. You obtain 240 credits and need to obtain a further 120 credits to obtain a full degree. You may wish to study the BA in Education and Professional Practice at New City College, Havering Colleges after the Foundation Degree for one year and then complete a primary PGCE or possibly gain a place on the Schools Direct programme.

Modules

Year One
• Personal, Professional and Academic Development - 20 credits
• Children’s Learning and Development - 20 credits
• Behaviour Management - 20 credits
• Primary Computing - 20 credits
• Teaching and Learning Primary Mathematics - 20 credits
• Primary Science and Design and Technology - 20 credits

Year Two
• Assessing and Supporting Children’s Learning - 20 credits
• Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - 20 credits
• Research Methodology in School Settings - 20 credits
• Primary Communication Language and Literacy - 20 credits
• Creative and Imaginative Curriculum Project - 20 credits
• Educational Issues and the Role of the Practitioner in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - 20 credits

Assessment methods

You will be assessed in all the modules that you study. The programme team has designed a range of assessment methods to test your learning and development as you progress through the programme.

Assessment will take place during or immediately on completion of the teaching of each module. Assessment will usually involve submitted assignments/in-programme assessments, reports and presentations.

The teaching year begins in September and ends in June. A typical student registered in full-time attendance mode will study the equivalent of 120 credits over one academic year and will attend College for one day per week. Students will either be working or volunteering within an educational setting and be able to commit to self-study alongside the programme.
All of our teaching staff are experienced professionals in the field of education. All students are allocated a personal tutor who will be your first point of communication should you have any queries or concerns. Regular 1:1 sessions will take place within the classroom where there will be the opportunity to discuss your course and progress.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Ardleigh Green

Department:

Academy of Arts and Sciences

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