Education: Policy and Practice FDA

This course is designed for people already employed in education roles and draws on the knowledge and experience gained through this employment. It specifically intendeds to meet the needs and interests of those who want to combine employment with further learning to enhance their future career. Students must be employed in an education setting for a minimum of 15 hours a week for the duration of the course.

This two year, part-time foundation degree is designed to support, develop and extend your academic learning as a foundation for professional development. You will undertake small tasks and projects within your own working environment to support module sessions and assignments.

It is ideal for a range of practitioners including:

teaching and learning support assistants

learning mentors

extended school activity workers

subject technicians

support workers in alternative education settings

It may also be of interest if you are employed in a wider learning support/education role.

Why choose this course?

You will benefit from:

studying in the evening to fit around your work and commitments

expanding your knowledge and skills to enhance your career

extending your transferable skills to support your career development

progression options to an undergraduate degree or teacher-training

We are currently reviewing the content of our courses to ensure that they remain relevant and current to our students' future ambitions and society. Please continue to check this course webpage for the latest developments.

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Entry Requirements For This Course

Level 3 qualification in an Educational subject, e.g. A-level, BTEC, CATCHE, or NVQ;

GCSEs - English and Maths grade C / 4;

full support from your manager, to allow you to undertake work-based activities

one year's work experience in a related role (minimum 15 hours per week); and

current employment in a related field.

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