Children and Young People (Teaching Assistant) Foundation Degree
The demand for highly-qualified practitioners to work with children, young people and their families is rapidly increasing. The need to utilise and develop the skills of current practitioners is vital to the growth and improvement of this rewarding and demanding sector.
This Foundation Degree is designed for teaching assistants who want to develop their professional knowledge and understanding through a combination of theoretical and practical study. The course is delivered over 30 weeks commencing in September each academic year. Lectures are three hours in duration and delivered by highly qualified staff who have excellent academic and practical backgrounds and experience in children’s and young people’s services.
You will be expected to undertake independent study for at least an additional 100% of contact time alongside lectures and seminars. An important part of the course is the ability to become a reflective practitioner, a skill which will be developed throughout the duration of your studies.
The Foundation Degree consists of 12 modules over the three years. These include;
Starting to Study
Work-Based Reflective Practice 1 and 2
Equality and Diversity
Supporting Teaching and Learning
Research Methods and Practice
Children, Young People’s and Families Rights
The tuition fee for academic year 2020-21 is £4,700. Please be aware that we intend to increase tuition fees in subsequent years using the Retail Price Index (RPI-X).