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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

Duration

2 years full-time

Start month

September

Home fees

2021/2022 fees

TBC

2021/2022 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

One A-level or equivalent vocational Level 3 qualification such as NVQ3 or BTEC National Diploma or evidence of studying at level 3GCSE English language/literature at grades A*-C (9-4) or equivalent.

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

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

Teaching

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

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

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. Scheduled learning activities may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

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

Information coming soon.

Feedback summary

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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.

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

TBC

For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

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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.

Financial support

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 or EU student and want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.