About this course
Validated by the University of Roehampton, this Foundation Degree seeks to support teaching assistants in gaining the necessary knowledge skills and understanding to work effectively as a skilled professional educator; it will also widen access to higher education and develop the career prospects of those supporting teaching and learning in primary and secondary education.
Students the opportunity to gain 240 credits and achieve a Foundation Degree. Those students who are successful in achieving 240 credits can apply to the final year and complete a further 120 level 6 credits in order to achieve a full Honours degree.These are work-based degrees that offer intellectually rigorous analysis of educational processes, systems and approaches within their cultural, societal, political, historical and economic contexts.
Students will continue to work in appropriate job roles or participate in a meaningful placement of not less than 12 hours per week while completing either degree pathway.
It is recognised that applicants are likely to have a wide variety of educational backgrounds and will be mostly people over the age of 21 who would not normally access higher education.
Usually students will have one year’s full-time post qualification experience at Level 3 before joining the programme. All applicants will be interviewed by a member of the programme team where they will need to evidence their capacity, through selection tasks, to engage successfully with degree-level study.