Alec Reed Academy is rightly proud of being a through school for Nursery to Post 16. The Foundation Degree adds adult learning, but more importantly contributes a strong element to the culture of a community of lifelong learning. Having university level study in school, serving existing staff as well as the wider community, develops an ethos of research and reflective practice.
The Degree is provided by The Learning Institute and is accredited by the University of Worcester. The programme started in September 2015 has been very successful in its first two years and will continue to grow.
The programme at Alec Reed Academy has three tiers:
- The Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning at Level 4 and 5
- The BA in Professional Practice at Level 6
- An MA in Education is planned to start in 2018
The aim of the foundation degree is to provide students with a knowledge base that will enable them to reflect on the skills they need to be effective practitioners in an educational setting. This degree will provide students with experiences that could further their careers in services to support young people or in education.
Our degree courses enable you to live, work and study locally whilst still enjoying all the benefits and support from the University of Worcester.