Foundation Degree Education Learning and Development

Course Overview

Franchised from the University of South Wales, Newport Campus.

This Foundation Degree in Education Learning and Development provides you with an opportunity to achieve a degree which combines work-based activities and academic study. It is designed to be completed in three years. It includes a large proportion of work-based, on the job learning, focussed on your experience and work role.

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Updated June 2018

Entry Requirements

You should have a related Level 3 qualification with good literacy and numeracy skills, preferably with a C grade GCSE or equivalent in English and maths.

All candidates need to be in a position as a support worker during the course and have a minimum of 12 hours of direct support with learners per week.

Course Delivery

This is a three year, part time course run during the academic year September to June and attendance is for three hours over two evenings per week (six hours a week).

In Year One the modules are (80 credits):

  • Academic Skills and Reflective Practice (20 credits)
  • Learning and Cognition (20 credits)
  • Language Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy (40 credits)

In Year Two the modules are (80 credits):

  • Introduction to Additional Learning Needs (20 credits)
  • Health Wellbeing and Resilience (20 credits)
  • Reflective Practice (20 credits)
  • Curricula (20 credits)

In Year Three the modules are (80 credits):

  • Research Project (40 credits)
  • Inclusive Practice (20 credits)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health (20 credits)

Assessment is based on written assignments, practical assessments and observed practice within the classroom.

Progression Opportunities

Those who complete the Foundation Degree will be able to go on to a BA (Hons) (for example BA (Hons) in Education Learning and Development at the University of South Wales or BA (Hons) in Inclusive Education at UWTSD.

Additional Information

The current fees are £2560 per year (funding may be available from Funding Wales) - fees for 2019/20 are to be confirmed

For the placement element of this course, it is likely that you will require a DBS check which costs approximately £44.

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