The Foundation Degree in Education Studies for Teaching Assistants is a two-year course for experienced teaching assistants wishing to study at a higher educational level.
This course is for teaching assistants or learning and inclusion support assistants in all areas of teaching: early years, primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, and post-16 teaching.
The course covers all aspects of the work of the teaching assistant: the ways children develop and learn; appropriate and inclusive teaching methods; supporting learners with additional needs; social and emotional issues and contexts in learning; policy and legislation. New City College has registered with the Office for Students.
All of the modules on this course are compulsory and worth either 20 or 40 credits each. Successful completion of all of the modules in the first year is worth 120 credits at Level 4 and equivalent to a Certificate of Higher Education.
Successful completion of the second year is also worth 120 credits and will lead to the award of the Level 5 Foundation Degree
Foundation Degree in Education Studies for Teaching Assistants Year 1
- The Curriculum, Foundation Stage to End of Secondary (20 credits)
- Inclusion (20 credits)
- Learning -Theory and Practice (40 credits)
- The Reflective Practitioner: The Inclusive Learning Environment (40 credits)
Foundation Degree in Education Studies for Teaching Assistants Year 2
- Working in Partnership (40 credits)
- Supporting Children’s Behaviour for Learning (40 credits)
- Research in the Educational Workplace (40 credits)
For full-time students, the course is studied over a period of two years. Attendance is one day per week in College, plus 10 hours per week in placement. The course will take place at our Ardleigh Green campus.
This course is validated by Bath Spa University