This Foundation Degree is designed for people currently engaged in providing support for learning and/or teaching in schools or other settings.Firmly rooted in professional practice, it aims to take you from a learning support role to one where you have the responsibility for delivering and managing learning.
The course is taught one afternoon a week so you can fit study alongside your other work and family commitments. You’ll be taught by friendly and supportive staff, experienced in working with adult learners and with substantial professional experience in the sector. Our student support service offers advice and guidance, academic skills support, welcome events and social events throughout your studies.
On successful completion you can progress to the Learning and Teaching BA top-up degree. Many of our Foundation Degree and BA graduates progress to managerial positions both within and outside the education sector.
Is this course for me?
The Foundation Degree is aimed at those currently engaged in providing support for learning and/or teaching, not just in schools but in a wide range of learning support roles, including further and higher education, the voluntary sector, libraries and museums.
We know that many mature and part-time students face unique challenges, including balancing academic study with family and employment commitments. For that reason, the Lifelong Learning Centre provides specialist guidance, advice and support to mature and part-time students, from pre-application right through to graduation and beyond.
The course runs one afternoon a week so you can fit in study alongside your work and other family commitments.
If you're interested in studying full-time you may also be interested in the Learning and Teaching specialist pathway available through our Professional Studies BA programme.
Our Foundation Degree Learning and Teaching (SEND) is designed for those who are interested in working with SEND in specialist and mainstream settings.