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Learning And Teaching FdA

The Foundation Degree in Learning and Teaching (FDLT) is designed for support staff who are currently working in schools and who wish to gain a recognised qualification specific to their role. Upon completion of this course, students can then progress to the BA (Hons) Learning and Teaching Top-Up.

The course is relevant to a diverse range of roles, including teaching assistants, unqualified teachers, cover supervisors, learning mentors, HLTAs and learning support assistants.

The course aims to broaden and deepen teaching assistants’ understanding of children’s learning and to develop their ability to support teachers in raising pupil achievement. You will be encouraged to develop a deeper understanding of your work by analysing it in the context of relevant principles and research. The course also provides support for developing and extending the skills, knowledge and understanding relating to the higher level teaching assistant’s (HLTA) professional standards. The course has been designed to be equivalent in higher education (HE) level and duration to that normally associated with the first two stages of a full time undergraduate Honours degree course.

If you would like to learn more about the course and have a one-to-one conversation with an academic tutor, please come to one of our open days.

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Full-time. Taught one day per week: with full-time study also supported via linked experiential learning in participant’s workplace, online materials and personal tutoring.

Participants must demonstrate the ability to undertake intermediate degree level study, through prior qualifications at NVQ level 3 or equivalent or 64 UCAS points. Appropriate levels of numeracy and literacy are required to support learners in schools and usually a minimum of two years’ experience working as a teaching assistant.