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Supporting Teaching and Learning

University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

UCAS Code: L522 | Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

Access to HE Diploma

M:24

A typical offer would be based on students achieving their Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits, 24 of which are to be at Merit.

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

MM

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

MMP

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

2.0 years | Part-time day/evening | 2022

Subject

Learning support

Encourage education and mould minds with our comprehensive degree course. Whether you’re currently employed or want to start your first learning support role, our foundation degree will prepare you to support the learning of 4-25 year olds. Explore teaching methods and supporting learning concepts as you carve a career in the classroom.

Become a teaching assistant, study coach or progress mentor with our Supporting Teaching and Learning Foundation Degree. You will gain the academic knowledge, technical skills and practical experience demanded by industry employers. Develop autonomy and independent thinking as you explore multiple learning methods and formulate your own teaching style.

As you progress through this course, you will develop your skills, knowledge and experience through engaging with a range of study modules. You will learn the concepts of supporting learning, as well as supporting technology enhanced learning. While improving your academic skills, you will complete subject-specific supporting learning modules.

Work experience is essential to succeed in this sector so we embed placements in this programme. You will be expected to gain experience of working with children and young people as a part of the course.

Please note students will need to hold a live enhanced DBS which may incur costs.

Modules

You will study 120 credits per year of the course and the modules may include:

Year 1

Concepts of Supporting Learning
Supporting Technology Enhanced Learning
Communication Language and Literacy
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable People
Inclusive Practices
Skills for Academic Development

Year 2

Supporting Science
Supporting Mathematics
Work Based Project
Learning, Being and Becoming
Contemporary Educational Agenda
Working in Collaborative Practice

Assessment methods

The assessments utilised on the programme have been designed with the changing role of supporting teaching and learning in education at the forefront. Observations and planning for children and young people’s learning are skills that are required for teaching assistants to acquire, as well as effective communication skills with a range of people.

Case studies enable students to look holistically at a case and evaluate interventions, initiatives and strategies to raise the achievement of children and young people. They then can plan and make suggestions for future sessions and individual learning plans for children and young people.

Presentations develop students’ confidence in speaking to others. These also enable students to share research and findings with each other and develop this practice within their workplace.

Students will take part in discussions, seminars, peer reviews and evaluations on an on-going basis. They are encouraged to share good practice from their work placement opportunities with their peers in group work, discussions and seminar groups. There are opportunities to share these with their mentors and colleagues at work and reflect upon their learning, thus building essential reflective and reflexive practitioner skills. Over the course of the study programme these skills will enable students to develop their levels of responsibility and autonomy working within the required levels of supervision for the job role involved.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,950
per year
Scotland
£7,950
per year
Wales
£7,950
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

University Centre

Keighley College

Department:

University Centre

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