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Fantastic Learning Envirnoment
Knowledgeable and Experienced Teachers
Clear Progression Routes
Once you have completed your course, you will have the opportunity to continue your studies at the University Centre.
This course has been developed with primary schools to use experience within an educational setting and informative theoretical perspectives for students to start their pathway to being primary school teachers.
Demonstrate theory within Placement
As part of your course you will complete 15 hours of placement per week, giving you a chance to practice and demonstrate the theoretical knowledge you learn at your lectures.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The delivery methods within the FdA Teaching and Learning are set to meet the needs of learners. There includes a range of lectures, seminars, workshops, practical sessions, project supervision and tutorials, all designed to develop an educational experience that facilitates learner development and growth. The methods of delivery will allow students to develop academic and professional skills. Situations and activities will be included to bring work-based learning examples into a theoretical context. The organisation of workshops, seminars and tutorials will also give students the confidence and skills to maximise their opportunities from their work-based learning course, enabling learners to link theory whilst they are based within their work-based setting. Assessment methods include essays, posters, presentations, reports and portfolios of evidence.
Specific modules of study include:
- The Psychology of Teaching and Learning
- Theories of Teaching and Learning
- Education and Society
- Personal and Professional Skills Development
- Curriculum, Curriculum Planning and Age Phase Transition
- Health and Wellbeing
- Child Progress and Development
- Inclusive Practice within Teaching and Learning
- Educational Research
- Curriculum: English and Mathematics
- Curriculum: Science and Technology
- Creative Education
WHERE WILL IT TAKE ME?
Students undertaking the FdA Teaching and Learning may progress onto the following degree programmes:
- BA (Hons) Education and Training (Truro & Penwith College)
- BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies or BA (Hons) Education at the University of Plymouth
Upon completion of the FdA Teaching and Learning, students may be suited to work in a variety of settings and these opportunities include, but are not limited to working in the following sectors:
- Primary school teaching
- Education sector
- Educational psychology
- Children’s services
Students studying full-time are normally expected to be in an appropriate education practice for a minimum of two days (15 hours) per week for 30 weeks.
48 UCAS points from a relevant Level 3 qualification and English and Maths and Science GCSE at Grade C/4 or above. Students must also have current police clearance to work with young children (DBS).
All applicants will be interviewed to determine:
- Commitment to personal development.
- Ability to demonstrate their suitability for the course.
- Commitment to working within the educational sector.
- 15 hours per week in an appropriate education experience
- Learning needs and relevant support if required whilst on the course including ICT skills.
- Ensure the full nature of the course and requirements are understood so that the applicant can make an informed decision about the course.
Information & Support
We have a dedicated student support assistant; please contact email@example.com for advice.
The course is based on the Education Subject Benchmark and includes the importance of research-informed teaching and the importance of understanding the curriculum prior to and after each Key stage. There are excellent links with One Cornwall, Cornwall Maths and IT Hubs, Cornwall School Centred Teacher Training and Truro and Penwith Academy Trust which gives the programme a variety of guest speakers and opportunities for students.
UCAS COURSE CODE: X333
DURATION: Two years full-time, four years part-time
AWARDING BODY: University of Plymouth
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