Educational Practice FD

If you are currently working as a teaching assistant (or in another educational setting with children) and wish to work towards a professional qualification, this course is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and expertise you need for working with pupils, other adults and teachers.

Designed specifically to suit your existing work commitments, it builds on the experience you have already gained in the classroom to combine academic theory and understanding of best practice.

It can provide a route to a teaching qualification – on completion you have the opportunity to join the BA Applied Education Studies course, after which you may choose to progress to Primary PGCE/Schools Direct/ SCITT programmes to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

FD Award
October Start
Part-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

At least 80 points with 64 points from 2 A level passes at C or above.

At least 80 points with 64 from Merit Merit in two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas or one BTEC Diploma.

At least 80 points with Merit Merit Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma.

A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma.

Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

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