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This degree is suited to people who support the development and learning of children and young people, including those with additional needs, within the multiagency environment. Typically, students work in schools, children’s centres, childcare and youth services, young offender and other services.
You will further your understanding of how best to create and maintain positive conditions for learning, underpinned by research and theoretical understanding, grounded in current legislation and informed by reflective practice alongside a critical awareness of individuals’ rights.
The course runs on a Monday in 1st year and Tuesday in 2nd year (1.30pm - 7pm during term-time).
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This course is a work-based programme and will expand upon your valuable previous experience. Lectures and workshops will develop your presentation, discussion and report writing skills. You will examine the underpinning theories and current practice including the sensitivities around issues of inclusion and inclusivity and the provision of additional support.
You will reflect on your practical experience by looking at what you know and do well, and how you can improve your knowledge to be more effective.
This foundation degree can be completed in two years, one afternoon per week.
On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:
Year 1 - 15% of scheduled learning and teaching; 180 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 870 hours of independent teaching; 150 hours on placement
Year 2 – 12.5% of scheduled learning and teaching; 150 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 900 hours of independent teaching; 150 hours on placement
Year 1 - 100% coursework
Year 2 – 86.7% coursework; 13.3% practical exams
You must have a Level 2 Literacy qualification e.g. GCSE English Language Grade C (grade 4); Functional Skills Level 2 (previously Key Skills Communication Level 2); Adult Literacy Level 2. You must have a Level 3 qualification e.g. A level, BTEC National, NVQ3 or Level 3 entry paper. You must have employer support and at least one year's volunteering/working experience. Please contact us for personalised advice on 0113 283 7123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foundation degree courses are £5,000 a year for tuition fees in 2018–19. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years. Find out more
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