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.
The course covers the following units:
Practice - based Enquiry
Promoting Positive Relationships
Child Protection and Safeguarding
Fostering Positive Relationships
Supporting Learning and Teaching
Effective Learning Environments
Creativity and Learning
Learning through ICT
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.
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).