Foundation degrees

Supporting Teaching and Learning, Foundation Degree (Whitefield)

This Foundation Degree in Supporting Teaching and Learning is designed for anyone who works in (or wishes to work in) education to support the teaching and learning of students.

This includes roles across the lifespan of teaching and learning, such as learning mentor, teaching assistant and learning support. It may offer insight to those wanting to train further to become a qualified teacher.

This Foundation Degree will equip you with skills such as critical thinking, academic writing and how to present information. It will also develop your skills and understanding of supporting others with their teaching and learning processes.

This course is run by our Partner College at Whitefield Academy in East London.

Partner college

Whitefield Academy Trust

Duration

2 years full-time

Start month

September

Home fees

* 2022 starters pay the 2021/22 fees.

2021/22 fees

What you should know about this course

  • This course is designed to develop your skills in supporting others.
  • You will have opportunities to work and learn with professionals in education.
  • You will develop skills like critical thinking, academic writing and presenting information.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

Entry requirements

Typical UCAS points for Clearing entry: please contact us for details.

Points are considered from Level 3 qualifications. We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTEC/National Diploma, International Baccalaureate, Advanced and Progression Diplomas, Access courses, NVQ, Foundation degrees and an array of international qualifications.

Other requirements may be required. Further details on entry requirements available.

Please call our Clearing Line or join live chat now to discuss your options.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Further information about entry

The programme has an interview as part of the entry requirements.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

Enhanced disclosure

Applicants for this course are required to complete a suitability declaration, an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check, and an occupational health check.

How you will learn

Covid safe teaching and learning

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2021/22 and we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible face-to-face and on campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Please note that UK Coronavirus policy continues to adapt to ongoing changes. Our plans may need to change and we may need to move activity online at short notice in response to any changes in Government guidance and Covid safety requirements.

Teaching

In a typical week* learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 100 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 200 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, on average*, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view more information about how each module on this course is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

Information coming soon.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

* Calculated as an average of compulsory and optional modules (where applicable each year). You can find out more detail about how individual modules are taught within the 'What you will study' section.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2021/2022 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Other costs

There will be some costs to consider in travelling to placements and educational settings and some study visits. There will also be some printing costs towards the presentation of assignments, such as posters and leaflets.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

The work placement, which can be through employment or from volunteering needs, will be equivalent to 1 day a week for 30 weeks.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

The roles that would be suited to graduates of this course include Head of Learning Support, roles in SENCO, or teacher training.

Do you provide employability services?

Information coming soon.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

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If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.