For those who support teaching and learning in a classroom, this degree will take your career in teaching further by giving you a professional skillset that can lead into a top-up degree and teacher training. It is awarded by the University of Surrey. This course has full-time status and is taught part-time.
Farnborough College of Technology offers the above qualification for teaching assistants/learning support assistants. The programme follows the National Occupational Standards for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
"Please keep your students coming. They are of the highest quality. "
- Bill James, Executive Principal at St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School who often recruits our former students
This course is:
Taught over one evening per week, so that you can balance your time alongside your job and home life
A way to achieve professional recognition in your current role
Full of practical skills that you can start using in your role straight away
Recognised nationally by universities as a route into top-up degrees and then teacher training, including our own top-up degree
Supportive and fun, as you will be learning in a close-knit setting with people from similar roles
Relevant to those working in schools, colleges, and other educational organisations
Students from different education courses appear in this video, please check individial course pages for course-specific details such as progression options.
For all those involved in a teaching and learning support role and who have achieved a full NVQ Level 3 for Teaching Assistants or an equivalent qualification.
|Fee Per Year||£6000|
Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.
If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.
There are 8 modules covered in Year 1 (Level 4) and a further 8 modules in Year Two (Level 5), all valued at 15 credit points:
A wide range of teaching and learning methods are adopted throughout the programme to accommodate learning styles and to address the learning outcomes.
The structure of our programmes follows educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the Programme Specification documents found under our Quality Assurance page, including further details such as the learning outcomes.
The programme leads to a Foundation Degree in Learning Support. It can also contribute to more advanced roles such as Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) or Higher Level Teaching Assistant status (HLTA). A further year of study (one evening per week) allows an opportunity to study a BA (Hons) in Education (Learning Support).
Students, once studying the BA (Hons), can apply for Initial Teacher Training (Schools Direct, SCITT or PGCE) for Primary, Special and Independent schools. Learning Support practitioners in Secondary schools may find that the BA (Hons) could contribute to an application for a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course as a pathway into Initial Teacher Training.
You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways:
UCAS Code - 4J66
Institution Code - F66