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Sheffield Hallam University

Education and Learning Support

UCAS Code: U97B

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


At least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4 Mathematics at grade C or 4 We accept GCSE equivalents - level 2 qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy

UCAS Tariff

104

This must include least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National or CACHE qualifications. For example: BCC at A Level. DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels and EPQ.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Education studies

Learning support

Gain the skills and knowledge to progress to more senior roles in work with children and young people.

• Gain the knowledge and skills to assist children and young people to reach their full potential.
• Study for a full-time degree while working.
• Develop your knowledge of theory, research and policy in education.

If you work alongside teachers in a support role, in an educational setting for children or young people, this course will develop your skills. It provides you with a foundation to progress to qualified teacher status (QTS). You also receive careers advice to help you access routes into teaching after completing the course.

**How you learn**

This course is suitable for professionals working alongside teachers in a support role, who are leading on key policies in a school or college setting. It has been designed to help improve the children and young people's workforce, meaning outcomes for children, families and communities also improve.

You must be working or in a long term voluntary position in a relevant children and young people's setting during the course, as the emphasis is on work-based learning.

**Applied learning**

Taught sessions take place on one afternoon or evening a week, with directed tasks in between for you to complete at work. There are occasional Saturday sessions.

You learn through:

• work-based learning
• lectures and seminars
• self-directed study
• tutorials and workshops

**Future careers**

After completing this degree you can progress to the BA (Hons) Education and Learning Support (top-up), or apply for a two-year top-up course to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

This course prepares you for a career in:

• learning support
• special educational needs
• teaching

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

**Year 1 compulsory modules**
Children's Development - 20 credits
Developing Local Community Partnership - 20 credits
Health And Well Being - 20 credits
Professional Roles In Educational Settings - 20 credits
Teaching And Learning - 20 credits
The Contemporary Curriculum - 20 credits

**Final year compulsory modules**
Educational Inclusion - 20 credits
Enabling Environments - 20 credits
Partnership, Collaboration And Team Working - 20 credits
Safeguarding Children And Young People - 20 credits
Social Inclusion In Educational Contexts - 20 credits
The Reflective Practitioner - 20 credits

Assessment methods

Coursework and practical assessment

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

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.

80%
med
Education studies
80%
med
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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

85%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

£16,500
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
67%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Childcare and related personal services
24%
Teaching and educational professionals
7%
Caring personal services

When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Education studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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