Undergraduate study
 

Course overview

This course is delivered at Stockton Riverside College, Hartlepool College of Further Education and Redcar & Cleveland College. It equips you with the necessary knowledge and skills to be an effective supporting teaching and learning practitioner. This includes key issues such as safeguarding, exploring and planning for learning and working with children/young people. The course also aims to develop your confidence to be adaptable, creative and aspiring, reflective practitioners. You also develop your study, critical and research skills to prepare you to study at a higher level.

 

Course details

This is a two-year part-time course. The key themes are introduced in Year 1 and developed in Year 2. One of the main objectives is to develop your ability to be a reflective practitioner and to be critical about your own practice. This involves the ability to develop subject knowledge, apply this in practice and critically reflect on the impacts of this to the learning and development of the individuals that you are supporting in the learning setting.

The key themes developed within the modules are principles of inclusive practice; special educational needs and disability (SEND); how the planning, learning and assessment cycle can be utilised to support educational outcomes; understanding educational policy and legislation and the role of research in education.

Course structure

Level 4 modules

Behaviour that Challenges

Exploring and Planning Learning

Personal and Professional Development Plan

Personal and Professional Development Portfolio

Working with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

 

Level 5 modules

Inclusive Practice

Professional Development Plan

Professional Development Portfolio

Research in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Safeguarding Children and Young People

 

Modules offered may vary.

 

How you learn

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who are engaged in practice (paid or unpaid) supporting teaching and learning in an educational setting. Blended learning approaches are used across each of the modules. Delivery methods include lecture and seminar activities and you are further supported by group and individual tutorials and the use of a virtual learning environment (VLE). You use the IT Lab to develop IT skills and for online research.

Tutors delivering the modules demonstrate models of good practice with regard to teaching and learning to accommodate students with a range of learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Your research element considers current thinking on strategies and activities within the classroom and practice setting. Tutorial support ensures that you have access to appropriate resources. Workshop sessions enable participation in informal discussions.

How you are assessed

Typically, you are assessed by essays, projects and reports, by developing portfolios related to practice, and by completing case studies.


Our Disability Services team helps students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia
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Find out more about financial support
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

For entry at Year 1 - Level 4, applicants must have:

• a Level 3 diploma qualification or equivalent in an area relevant to supporting teaching and learning in an educational setting, such as childcare, education, supporting teaching and learning, health and social care
• access to 150 hours work (paid or voluntary) in an area related to supporting teaching and learning with children and young people aged 5-16 in an educational setting (not organised by the university or college)
• a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity. If you’re not in relevant paid work you need to obtain this through the university and college processes at your own cost.


For entry at Year 2 - Level 5, applicants must have:

• 120 credits at Level 4 in a FdA Supporting Teaching and Learning or equivalent (for example, childcare, early years, education)
• experience of working in the supporting teaching and learning sector
• access to 150 hours work (paid or voluntary) in an area related to supporting teaching and learning with children and young people aged 5-16 in an educational setting (not organised by the university or college)
• a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity. If you’re not in relevant paid work you need to obtain this through the university and college processes at your own cost.

Find out more about international admission and direct entry.






For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section


You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
Find out more about RPL

 

Employability

Career opportunities

Completion of this programme will assist you in securing a career supporting learning and teaching in a range of settings, such as schools and colleges, training organisations, community education and youth education, as well as in tertiary education settings such as libraries, health care settings and museums to support learning activities.

 
 

Full-time

  • Not available full-time
 

Part-time

From Sept 2019 entry

Fee for UK/EU applicants:
£3,960 (120 credits)
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  • Length: 2 years
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342308

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Facilities

The facilities available to Education, Early Childhood and Youth students at Teesside University are ideal preparation for a career in education. Students have access to many of the kind of resources that you would expect to find in an educational setting.

 
 
 

Open days

17 November 2018
Undergraduate open day

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