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Course Code
Course Title
Level 5
27 weeks
Entry Requirements
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..
Start Date
September 2020
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Is this course right for me?

Teaching is a rewarding lifelong career where no two days are the same. If you are looking to move into a career in education; progress into teaching or even looking to teach English as a second language there is a course here for you.

Course Overview

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 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. This course is franchised and awarded by the University of Bedfordshire and provides you with an advanced knowledge of the Education sector.

Your areas of study could include: • Introduction to HE studies • Developing learning • Supporting literacy and mathematical development • Inclusive practice • English: theory and practice • Reflections on practice • Supporting discovery learning • Supporting personal, social and emotional development

The assessments are closely aligned to the course learning outcomes and can include written assignments, presentations, research projects and reflective journals.

Your Tutor will be on hand to support you throughout your course to develop your skills, prepare you for your next steps and help you to achieve your goals.

Your Study Programme includes valuable additions to help you succeed! • You will have a regular 1:1 appointment with highly qualified and experienced professionals who will help you to manage your workload, give you valuable feedback and ensure that you meet College expectations. • Careers Advice & Guidance is available throughout your time at CBC from our friendly, dedicated Advisors. They can provide you with a wide range of support including CV writing, UCAS applications, interview skills and much more.

What options are there after completing this course?

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.

Additional information

Coming to College is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to College and potentially to a local work placement. If you are concerned about this, please click here to see what financial support is available through our Student Services team.

We do recommend a few good resources that you can choose to purchase if you wish which we will discuss with you at interview. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.

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