Foundation Degree In Teaching Assistance - University of Chester

University of Chester

Validated and awarded by University of Chester

Your Unique Experience

The FD in Teaching Assistance is a flexible employment-related degree which combines traditional university study, with learning that takes place at work. It is equivalent to the first two years of an honours degree and has been designed specifically to equip you with relevant practical and transferable key skills.

Course Content

The course covers the following units:

Year 1

Practice - based Enquiry

Promoting Positive Relationships

Child Protection and Safeguarding

Fostering Positive Relationships

Year 2

Supporting Learning and Teaching

Effective Learning Environments

Creativity and Learning

Learning through ICT

Year 3

Practice - based Enquiry (2)

Special Educational Needs and Disability

Inclusive Practice and Diversity

The Health and Well - being of Children and Young People

More than just a Course

If you work as a Teaching Assistant or would like to become a Teaching Assistant at Level 4/5 and develop your professional knowledge and understanding while still working, then the Foundation Degree in Teaching Assistance may be for you.

Course Format

Part-time Programme

Special Features

Entry Qualifications

Applicants must have;

An NQF/QCF Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject

English and (ideally) Mathematics a GCSE (or Equivalent), grade C or above

Approximately 2 years’ experience of working in a relevant setting either voluntarily or employed

Support of their employer to undertake the programme with a satisfactory reference

A recent DBS check that must be paid for by the applicant.


Once you have successfully completed your Foundation Degree, you can progress to other professional qualifications or to the final year of an honours degree programme.

This programme is central to the Government’s desire to create both a professional career structure (including graduate practitioner status) for those working in Education and Children’s Services and to improve routes into the teaching profession. Progression from a Foundation Degree can lead to a final year of an honours degree followed by progression to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web:

Course Details

Course fees are per year.
Financial support could be available through Student Finance England.
Course Code:
Teacher Education & Teaching Assistants
Beaufort Road
3 Years
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

19/09/2017 13:12:06

Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.