Course Duration
2.5 Years
Location
Cauldon Campus
Course Cost
£ 4560.00
Do I have to pay this fee? These are higher education qualifications, and no fee remission is available. However, most students will be eligible for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company, and may also be eligible for a maintenance loan, depending on your circumstances.
Course Code
PH1027
Start Date
26/09/2022
Start Time
17:00:00
Day
Tue

Course Summary

Please note: The fee shown above is for the first year of the course. The total course fee is £11,400. The rationale for the Foundation Degree in Education is to provide an opportunity for you to build on your knowledge and experience of working in education through study at higher education level. The course runs for 2 and a half years on a part time basis (running for 30 weeks in the first academic year i.e. to June 2022).

The course is designed to enhance your understanding of your current professional role. In addition this, it provides a route towards obtaining a degree and professional qualifications at a higher level. It is designed specifically for people who wish to combine work and study.
* The work-based award enables you to understand and develop your roles and responsibilities in the workplace.
* The work-based award develops skills towards supporting education, such as teaching assistants/learning support assistants. It also promotes progression towards alternative careers in education, such as teaching. Successful completion of the award enables direct progression onto a top-up BA (hons.) Education Award. Professional attributes developed include improving communication and team-working abilities, as well as information literacy and academic skills.
* You will evaluate how the organisation you work for compares with alternative institutions and contexts in order to consider developments to your practice and that of your institution.
* You will critically reflect and evaluate your own practice, as well as that your institution in order to inform practitioner-led research and change.

Course content:
Modules: Level 4 · Learning and Holistic Development · Personal and Professional Development · Safeguarding and Developing Educational Practice · Supporting Learning and Inclusion
Modules: Level 5 · Behaviour for Learning · Assessment for Learning (Guided Research in Education) · Professionalism and Career Development · Leadership and Team Working

Course Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (including IELTS score)

All part-time applicants are individually assessed on their qualifications, skills and experience. However you would normally:

* Demonstration of a clear Enhanced DBS check which confirms that there are no reasons why a candidate should not work with children

* Be in employment (either paid or voluntary) within an educational setting for at least four hours a week

* Have 64 UCAS points or hold an appropriate Level 3 with suitable work experience

* GCSE qualifications in English and Maths or demonstration of a level 2 competence.

* If English is not your first language you will be expected to have achieved an IELTS score of 6.0 or above

How Is It Assessed

The assessment strategies employed within the course offer you the chance to show performance against the learning objectives set in each module. An emphasis of workplace knowledge and understanding, alongside theoretical application provides you with the opportunity for reflection and evaluation of practice, both personal and of your organisation.
Assessment types, volume and length allow you to demonstrate skills and knowledge outlined within module assessment criteria. Evaluative and reflective skills are assessed within the writing elements, which are explicitly included within the assignment guidelines.
You will be required to observe ethical considerations when researching and feeding back the outcomes orally and in writing. Knowledge, Understanding and Learning are assessed through tasks requiring the use of theoretical frameworks to develop specified aspects of professional practice, reviews of this and recommendations for policy and improved practice. Analysis and Reflection are assessed through professional practice and the analysis of complex situations and within reflection on your own value systems. Analysis and Reflection is also assessed through the accommodation of new ideas discussed within class and through written assignments. Transferable and generic skills are assessed through a variety of methods, including written assignments, professional practice, discussions and consideration of case-studies.

How Is It Taught

Your award has a set of written learning outcomes that describe what you should be able to do by the end of the course. These statements are designed to help you understand what you need to do to pass your course and receive your award.
Each module you study has separate learning outcomes which join together to enable you to demonstrate that you have achieved the overall learning outcomes for your award. The learning outcomes for your modules can be found in your module handbooks.
The design of your course has been guided by the national subject benchmark for QAA subject benchmark standards. Written by national experts, the benchmark describes the defining characteristics of the subject area and the abilities and skills you should be able to demonstrate by the end of the course.

Through reflective discussion a high proportion of the learning and teaching undertaken within the course will reflect work based learning. Lecturers will also encourage you, through discussion, presentations and written accounts to reflect and apply academic knowledge and understanding undertaken.
A key learning and teaching resource used by students and tutors on the FdA Education (Teaching Assistants) is the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You can direct own study time electronically. Furthermore there is a discussion area on the VLE. This will be used for you to post some work-based tasks and communicate with other classmates from your own college and other delivery sites. Tutors will provide help and further information regarding the VLE.

What Could I do Next

This Foundation degree in Education is designed to provide an opportunity for you if you are working with learners to build on your knowledge and experience and to enhance understanding of your current role. In addition it will provide a route towards obtaining a degree and professional qualifications at a higher level, e.g. BA (Hons) Education.

What Else Do I Need To Know

Stoke on Trent College has some of the most comprehensive and up-to-date facilities in the country. Learning takes place in a friendly and relaxed environment and your teaching team are here to help you get the most from your course. If you want to study on your own you can use one of the Learning Resource Centres and independent study is integral to the course. All our classrooms are large, spacious and well equipped, and our staff have an excellent knowledge of the industry gained through many years of experience. The course fee is per academic year. Financial support, including HE Loans may be available towards this cost and other expenses depending upon your personal circumstances. For more information please see https://www.stokecoll.ac.uk/help/fees-and-funding/ . The total course fee is £11,400, broken down as follows: Year 1 – £4560, Year 2 – £4560, Year 3 – £2280 (part year)

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (including IELTS score)

All part-time applicants are individually assessed on their qualifications, skills and experience. However you would normally:

* Demonstration of a clear Enhanced DBS check which confirms that there are no reasons why a candidate should not work with children

* Be in employment (either paid or voluntary) within an educational setting for at least four hours a week

* Have 64 UCAS points or hold an appropriate Level 3 with suitable work experience

* GCSE qualifications in English and Maths or demonstration of a level 2 competence.

* If English is not your first language you will be expected to have achieved an IELTS score of 6.0 or above

How Is It Assessed

The assessment strategies employed within the course offer you the chance to show performance against the learning objectives set in each module. An emphasis of workplace knowledge and understanding, alongside theoretical application provides you with the opportunity for reflection and evaluation of practice, both personal and of your organisation.
Assessment types, volume and length allow you to demonstrate skills and knowledge outlined within module assessment criteria. Evaluative and reflective skills are assessed within the writing elements, which are explicitly included within the assignment guidelines.
You will be required to observe ethical considerations when researching and feeding back the outcomes orally and in writing. Knowledge, Understanding and Learning are assessed through tasks requiring the use of theoretical frameworks to develop specified aspects of professional practice, reviews of this and recommendations for policy and improved practice. Analysis and Reflection are assessed through professional practice and the analysis of complex situations and within reflection on your own value systems. Analysis and Reflection is also assessed through the accommodation of new ideas discussed within class and through written assignments. Transferable and generic skills are assessed through a variety of methods, including written assignments, professional practice, discussions and consideration of case-studies.

How Is It Taught

Your award has a set of written learning outcomes that describe what you should be able to do by the end of the course. These statements are designed to help you understand what you need to do to pass your course and receive your award.
Each module you study has separate learning outcomes which join together to enable you to demonstrate that you have achieved the overall learning outcomes for your award. The learning outcomes for your modules can be found in your module handbooks.
The design of your course has been guided by the national subject benchmark for QAA subject benchmark standards. Written by national experts, the benchmark describes the defining characteristics of the subject area and the abilities and skills you should be able to demonstrate by the end of the course.

Through reflective discussion a high proportion of the learning and teaching undertaken within the course will reflect work based learning. Lecturers will also encourage you, through discussion, presentations and written accounts to reflect and apply academic knowledge and understanding undertaken.
A key learning and teaching resource used by students and tutors on the FdA Education (Teaching Assistants) is the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You can direct own study time electronically. Furthermore there is a discussion area on the VLE. This will be used for you to post some work-based tasks and communicate with other classmates from your own college and other delivery sites. Tutors will provide help and further information regarding the VLE.

What Could I do Next

This Foundation degree in Education is designed to provide an opportunity for you if you are working with learners to build on your knowledge and experience and to enhance understanding of your current role. In addition it will provide a route towards obtaining a degree and professional qualifications at a higher level, e.g. BA (Hons) Education.

What Else Do I Need To Know

Stoke on Trent College has some of the most comprehensive and up-to-date facilities in the country. Learning takes place in a friendly and relaxed environment and your teaching team are here to help you get the most from your course. If you want to study on your own you can use one of the Learning Resource Centres and independent study is integral to the course. All our classrooms are large, spacious and well equipped, and our staff have an excellent knowledge of the industry gained through many years of experience. The course fee is per academic year. Financial support, including HE Loans may be available towards this cost and other expenses depending upon your personal circumstances. For more information please see https://www.stokecoll.ac.uk/help/fees-and-funding/ . The total course fee is £11,400, broken down as follows: Year 1 – £4560, Year 2 – £4560, Year 3 – £2280 (part year)

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