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Foundation Degree in Learning Support (UCRED007#)

Part Time
Course NameStart DateEnd DateCampus 
Foundation Degree in Learning Support Y114/09/202118/06/2024University Centre RotherhamAvailable for applications
Course Overview
The Foundation Degree is a vocational programme for those who are involved in learning support as a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant, Learning Mentor or Volunteer in a learning support setting.

All modules are closely related to the work of learning support workers.

Modules Covered
  • Study Skills for Higher Education
  • Supporting and Enhancing Learning
  • Social Contexts of Learning
  • Digital Technologies for Learning
  • Working with Professionals and Families
  • Managing Behaviour
  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Safeguarding
  • Research Methods
  • Inclusive Practice
  • Project Module

Why study with us?
The teaching team can offer you a high level of support and guidance. There is one-to-one support available when needed and studying with us allows you to continue working in your local placement.

This is a well-established and popular course with a high achievement rate.

As the course is validated by the University of Hull, all processes, from admissions through to assessment, are regularly reviewed to ensure that there is compliance with the University’s academic regulations, equivalence in academic standards, appropriate staffing and resources are maintained and that there is a provision of a good quality Higher Education experience for all students on the programme.

Entry requirements
  • You should be in a paid or voluntary learning support position at a recognised training or education establishment
  • Basic IT skills
  • A good level of English to cope with the demands of the programme

How to apply?
You can apply using our online application form and clicking the Apply Now button at the top of the page.

Career Opportunities
The course can enhance employment prospects and provides the first step towards a full degree via a top-up route. It is possible to progress from the Foundation Degree in Learning Support to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) at primary level or onto the BA (Hons) Education and Professional Development top-up programme, available at the University Centre Rotherham.

Please Note
We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2021/22. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.