Foundation Degree in Education
This existing Foundation Degree is a qualification which has been designed for teaching assistants who are currently working, paid or voluntary, in any type of school to study part-time to gain a nationally recognised qualification building on experience with a focus on extending knowledge and developing practical skills. The Foundation Degree builds on your work experience and will involve support from your employer via a mentor
The Foundation Degree is validated by the University of Derby and will be delivered by the College in partnership with the institution. It is open to Teaching Assistants from all types of schools (First, Primary, Secondary, private, special and colleges) and who would like a degree.
Personal Professional Development and the role of the Teaching Assistant, Growth, Development and Learning, Communication Literacy and ICT, Behaviour Management, Practical Mathematics and ICT, Practical Science and Technology, The Teaching Assistant and Concepts in Education, Literacy and Learning, Learning Mathematics, Understanding Science and Technology, Inclusive Education and Individual Research Project.
How the course is assessed
The course will be assesed through the use of work based activities including presentations, essays, case studies and portfolios.
The Foundation Degree counts as 260 credits towards a full Honours Degree. Students may wish to study for a full Honours Degree and begin a Teacher Training qualification.