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Plymouth Marjon University

Learning and Teaching

UCAS Code: L590

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,E-D,D,D

Excluding General Studies

We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs General Studies is excluded.

Pass with 9-15 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 3 credits at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade C or 4 English Language or an acceptable equivalent qualification

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

MPP-MMP

or a combination of BTEC Level 3 grades

UCAS Tariff

64-72

Must be achieved from 3 A levels, BTECs or other acceptable Level 3 qualifications

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

This two-year Foundation degree is designed for people working or volunteering in educational settings who want to explore their potential. You’ll learn through flexible study, attending University 22 days a year and working (or volunteering) for at least 10 hours per week in an educational setting. On-line material supports your independent study time.

This foundation degree focuses on learning and teaching in a range of educational contexts. You’ll study psychological, social, political and ethical factors which affect children and young people’s educational experiences.

Your assignments can be tailored to focus on your own areas of interest at work, and you will have ample opportunity to develop the critical thinking skills of an advanced practitioner. Specialist subjects include child development, safeguarding, social policy, and supporting and including children with dyslexia or a diagnosis of autism.

**Why this course at Marjon?**
• Study at a university which excels in helping you to fulfil your potential and particularly welcomes mature students.
• Designed for working people, with a close-knit support group of fellow students.
• Two-day induction so you can get to know other students and get ready for study.
• Expand your professional network and advance your career.

**What might I become?**
You may view this as a stepping-stone to becoming a fully qualified teacher; many students progress into the final year of an honours degree and then into postgraduate teaching programmes such as School Direct, PGCE or Early Years Initial Teacher Training. These degrees on their own also offer great scope for career development, with students progressing into leadership and management roles within current settings, or taking on specific highly skilled roles such as SENCO. Early years settings are known to benefit greatly from having staff who have studied at this level.

**Find out more at Open Day**
Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Learning and Teaching at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and find out why we are ranked second in the UK for teaching quality*. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.

**Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day**

**Why study at Marjon?**
• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.
• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.
*Ranked in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, published 23 Sept 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates.

Modules

Chris Simpson - Course Lead, Early Years;
“In the first year we learn about safeguarding, how the brain develops in young people and gain an understanding of how children learn. In the second year you will focus on how children grow up in a globalising world, look at diversity in learning and carry out your own research project.”

1st Year
Reflective and Professional Practice
Engaging with Learning
Safeguarding Children and Young People
Bio-Psycho-Social development in Children and Young People
Learning and Teaching
Policy and Practice

2nd Year
Global childhoods
Creative Pedagogies
Reflective and Professional Practice
Diversity in Learning
Research in Practice

Assessment methods

There are no exams involved. Assessment tasks include reports and essays, on-line portfolios, presentations, posters and designing new interventions for your own workplace. Most assignments are submitted online

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£6,000
per year
England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University

Department:

Institute of Education

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