About this course
he foundation degree in education is an extended two year part-time programme, which develops skills and knowledge for people working to support learning in schools. The course consists of eight modules, the first four of which are assessed at level 4, with the rest at level 5. This part time course is designed specifically for people who wish to combine work and study, so it’s possible for you to continue to remain in your current employment - enhancing your work in your current role, as well as providing you with new opportunities.
You will focus on work-based tasks which develop and demonstrate your skills in the workplace, and we will ask you to bring evidence of your practice to study sessions so that you can discuss and reflect upon how what you have learnt in class applies in your educational context. For example, you might design/develop a resource which is relevant to your workplace. Individual tutorials will support development of understanding and practical workshops will develop your analysis and discussion of issues.
Case-study activities will help you to establish connections between the workplace and issues raised by the programme. There will be critical feedback from peers and tutors on presentations, workplace experiences and standpoints taken on issues raised in taught sessions.
You’ll be carrying out evaluation of personal and organisational practices, sharing experiences and good practice with classmates; applying work based knowledge and understanding within end of module assessments, and sharing work based artefacts within class. Local schools, education providers and Local Authorities fully support the nature of this programme and have contributed to its development.
- You must be employed for a least 4 hours per week (or the equivalent in a voluntary capacity) in an appropriate educational role and setting. You will also need to have three GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above, including English Language, plus you will need to have obtained, a pass in an A level or NVQ3 (or equivalent). We would expect you to have gained the knowledge and understanding necessary to undertake study at higher education level through developing professional awareness in the context of your work.