Foundation Degrees in Teaching and Learning

Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning at Alec Reed Academy
Provided in partnership with the Learning Institute, and accredited by the University of Worcester
Equivalent of the first two years of an Honours Degree.  A further year of study would lead to a Full Honours Degree.
8 Modules per year in; Study Skills, Reflective Practice, Child Development, Safeguarding, Motivation and Behaviour, Curriculum, Extended Research (Double)
Assessment solely through assignments – no examinations. 
No entry requirements but students must have a placement in a relevant education or childcare setting, either employed or as a volunteer.
The full-time Foundation Degree takes two years to complete, and consists of academic study integrated with relevant work-based learning.
The Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning is classed as full-time due to the work-based nature, meaning you are entitled to apply for all of the relevant funding available from Student Finance England.  However, your attendance at taught sessions is required for only one day (1.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m) per week, term time only. 
Here is some feedback from the headteachers about our students:

“I would really like to make comments to support the course. ****** is a brilliant example of what a student for your course should be about. Her hands on approach, her resourceful and thoughtful manner towards her role within our school at North Primary is outstanding. She is an incredible asset to our team and embellishes the teaching and learning of her student's experiences every day.”

“I would say the Foundation Degree has made ******* more proactive in the assessment process and she often comes to me asking pertinent questions and seeking advice. She is now more knowledgeable about the school’s different policies including behaviour and child protection. I can also say it has improved her time management and organisational skills as she manages her home life, work life and school life.”

“It has been a delight to work alongside a foundation degree student over the past few months. ******* will often inform me about any theories she has come across and as a result we have set up new interventions (an EAL vocab specific one) or adapted our planning. She is also increasingly reflective, often annotating her planning and making adaptions to fit the individual needs of our pupils.”

Further information at
Or contact Trevor Davies – 
Information session to be held on Tuesday 27th June 2017 4:30-6:00pm, at Alec Reed Academy

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