University of Greenwich

Supporting Teaching and Learning, Foundation Degree (Bromley College)

University of Greenwich

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Typology Foundation degree
Duration 2 Years
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  • Foundation degree
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    2 Years
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This foundation degree is for those working, or who volunteer, in the 'paraprofessional' areas in support of learning and teaching. This may be either in classrooms as learning support assistants, teaching assistants or related roles such as a learning mentor linked to schools and/or colleges and other learning environments. The programme is accredited by the University of Greenwich and taught at Bromley College.

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One A Level or equivalent vocational Level 3 qualification such as NVQ3 or BTEC National Diploma. GCSE A* - C English and mathematics or equivalent. You must be aged 18 or over at the start of the course and working or volunteering in an educational setting. You will need DBS clearance.

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Course programme

Year 1

  • Supporting the Curriculum (30 credits)
  • Professional Practice Portfolio (30 credits)
  • The World of Education: Policy, Provision and Practice (30 credits)
  • The Learner & Education (30 credits)

  • Year 2

  • Social Pedagogy (30 credits)
  • Negotiated Professional Investigation 5 (30) (30 credits)
  • Supporting Learners with Additional Educational Needs (30 credits)
  • Understanding the Psychological, Social and Emotional Aspects of Behaviour (30 credits)

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    Assessment For each part of the course students may be required to produce the following evidence: Individual or group presentations. Reports. Essays based on given titles. Portfolio of activities undertaken in a classroom setting with evaluations. Case studies. Observations. Reflective journal. Research project.. Students will need to be able to write at Level 3 (A level) standard. Most essays and reports have a word count of around 2,000 words. This is a mainly theoretical programme with some practical elements. Students will be introduced to the current theoretical framework in education and explore the bases for theories, strategies and school initiatives. The tutors place a great deal of emphasis on discussion and group work, with students sharing their experiences. Students will be introduced to the skills of critical analysis and academic writing. Please note that this programme requires students to undertake wide reading/independent study of at least 4 hours per week. Careers Successful students who graduate with an FD may progress to the final stage of a BA (Hons) in a relevant area (such as Childhood Studies) at the college. In some circumstances this may be combined with employment-based teacher training leading to qualified teacher status, or other professional training if normal entry requirements are met. Those who wish to train as teachers must have GCSE passes in English Mathematics and Science at grades A*-C. On completion of the full BA (Hons), students may wish apply to study on a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Primary, Secondary or Post-Compulsory teaching. These students may also wish to work within children's services or youth work.

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