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About

If you’re ready to take your teaching career to the next level, we’ve got the perfect qualification to put you on the right track.

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Overview

This Foundation degree (FdA) in Learning Support is for current and aspiring teaching assistants who want to get professional recognition with a university-level qualification.

We know you’re busy in the classroom, so we’ve made it simple to complete your studies alongside your job by studying at a college near you. 

After the course, you'll be more effective in your current role. You could also go on to do a Bachelor's degree such as our BA (Hons) Education Studies or use your Foundation degree do courses that lead to Qualified Teacher Status.

Location

You can study at one of our partner colleges: Eastleigh College (full time only), Isle of Wight College (full time only) and St Vincent College (part time only). While studying at our partner colleges, you can access our student support services and community including study support, the Students’ Union and our library's online resources.

What you'll experience

On this Learning Support course, you’ll:

  • Study alongside your existing learning support role, whether you’re in a general or special educational needs setting, in a school, college or other educational institution
  • Be taught by staff with heaps of experience, using dynamic and relevant teaching methods to help you get the most out of your studies
  • Learn in supportive study groups, alongside other teaching assistants from different educational backgrounds
  • Discover practical ways to take the knowledge and skills you learn in our classroom back to yours
  • Study at one of our partner colleges: Eastleigh College (full time only), Isle of Wight College (full time only) and St Vincent College (part time only)

Work experience and career planning

What can you do with a Learning Support FdA?

You could progress to a relevant Bachelor's degree, such as BA (Hons) Education Studies. You could also do a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, School Centred Initial Teacher Training Programme (SCITT) or the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP), all of which can lead to Qualified Teacher Status.

After you finish the course, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • group activities
  • seminars
  • tutorials

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • essays
  • case studies
  • reflective reports
  • research projects

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Contexts
  • How Learning Develops
  • Learning in Groups
  • Practitioner Based Enquiry Proposal
  • Practitioner Based Enquiry Report
  • Supporting Learners with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
  • Supporting Literacy
  • Supporting Numeracy
  • Supporting SEND
  • The Role of the Professional in Supporting Learnning

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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More details

Eastleigh - September 

Isle of Wight College -  September

St Vincent - September

Credits

240 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants are to be working in either a voluntary or paid relevant educational setting for a minimum equivalence of one day a week. All applicants will need to attend an interview.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Tuition Fee

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance/tuition-fees-living-costs-and-other-study-costs

Visit official programme website

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Learning Support
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University of Portsmouth

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