Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning
- 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.
- An introduction to study skills
- The principles of practitioner reflection
- Safeguarding and wellbeing of children and young people
- Introduction to the development of children and young ...people (0-19)
- Understanding motivation and behaviour in children and young people
- Curriculum development
- Work-based project
- Reflective journal
- Meeting the individual needs of children and young people with specific learning difficulties
- Behaviour for learning
- Planning, assessment and evaluating learning
- Supporting teaching and learning
- Work-based independent study
BA in Professional Practice
The aim of the BA (Honours) Professional Practice (BAPP) is to influence and improve professional practice in the workplace through the pursuit of the concept of the professional as a learner, achieved through reflective practice. Central to this is being not only responsive to change but being proactive in facilitating the change process. In particular, the programme is designed to enhance professional practice through:
- The adoption of a reflective practice approach to personal and professional development;
- The ability to relate theory to practice;
- The critical exploration of values based knowledge as a means to greater understanding of work related issues;
- The encouragement of effective decision making based on a critical review of evidence;
- An ability to structure and engage with professional research;
- The ability to critically evaluate professional issues through a research-informed approach;
- The ability to facilitate change in a professional setting;
- The adoption of a personal philosophy to underpin professional practice.
- Independent Study – triple module, dissertation
- Specialism Module: Early Years, Integrated Children’s Services or Education – double module, research assignment
- Professional Development Planning – single module
- Applied Psychological Perspectives – single module
- Reflecting on Practice: Evaluation and Change – single module
This course does not grant Qualified Teacher Status. A further course of study through PGCE, or a work based route is required to achieve QTS. The DfE website provides further information on routes into teaching.