Level 4-5 Foundation Degree in Education and Learning Support – September 2024

Funding information: Student Finance HE Loan available, course costs apply.
Duration: 2 years
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

Validated by Sheffield Hallam University, this course aims to develop you as a confident, knowledgeable and effective practitioner to work with children and young people in education and learning settings.

Depending on your career aims, you can choose to specialise in early years or teaching assistant pathways. You will be encouraged to reflect on your practice and enhance your knowledge through the theory covered on the course. Your work setting is used for work-based projects, activities and research so everything you study will be relevant to your everyday work.

Course Content

Modules include:

  • CHILDREN’S DEVELOPMENT
  • TEACHING AND LEARNING
  • REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
  • PROFESSIONAL ROLES
  • THE CONTEMPORARY CURRICULUM
  • HEALTH AND WELL BEING
  • WORKING IN TEAMS
  • INCLUSIVE PRACTICE
  • ENABLING ENVIRONMENTS
  • CONTEMPORARY ISSUES
  • SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
  • WORKING WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

Entry Requirements

You will need a Level 3 Diploma or equivalent, GCSE maths and English at Grade 4 or above (or be wiling to attain during programme) and have a placement/employment in a relevant sector.

Assessment Methods

  • Presentations
  • written assignments
  • practical exam
  • practical assignments

Progression

Successful completion of the course can lead on to a variety of progression options, including:

  • Top up In Primary Education (QTS)
  • Top up in SEND
  • Top up in Youth work
  • Top up in Early Years
  • HLTA roles
  • Employment within Children’s services