A Foundation Degree will be of particular interest if you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship, vocational A levels, BTEC National or equivalent. Foundation Degrees are also particularly suitable if you want to qualify while working. As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your level 3 studies. Many students studying for foundation degrees come to us through work-based routes so you can apply for a foundation degree even if you don't have traditional academic qualifications. We welcome applicants with relevant work experience.
On this course you will learn about the role of the Teaching Assistant and how to support the development of Literacy and Numeracy, managing behaviour, investigating SEN, disabilities and inclusion enabling you to develop the skills needed to study in higher education.
This course is franchised and awarded by the University of Bedfordshire. Further details about the University and its courses are available at www.beds.ac.uk.
Who is the course suitable for?
This course is for candidates working in a learning support role, who may like to work towards a BA (Hons) in Educational Practice. The Foundation Degree in Educational Practice, FdA, is a qualification in its own right and aims to equip learners with the skills needed to support learning, to develop the ability to reflect on their own practice and enable them to relate their work in learning support to the wider educational context
Development of Maths and English
Employability Skills Development
On successful completion of the FdA you have the opportunity to progress to the top-up BA (Hons) at the University of Bedfordshire.
How will the course be taught?
The course will tuaght over two years and two terms attending College on Mondays
How will I know how well I am doing?
Are there any additional costs?
What course can I do next?
Upon completing your course, you have a great range of options available to help you continue your adventure. Upon successful completion of this course you will have enhanced your knowledge of education to help develop your career or move into a teaching-related role. You can also progress on to a third year top-up degree, delivered at the University of Bedfordshire or participating Universities, to achieve an Applied Education Studies BA (Hons) Degree. With further study you can also enter teacher training and gain Qualified Teacher Status.
Where can I get further support / advice?
Contact us on 01582 477776
How do I join the course?
Apply online via www.centralbeds.ac.uk