Learning and Teaching (FDLT)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
2 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 25/09/2018

If you work in a school and have a role supporting teaching and learning, for example as a teaching assistant, unqualified teacher, cover supervisor, learning mentor, HLTA or learning support assistant, the Foundation Degree in Learning and Teaching is a recognised qualification for your role and could provide opportunities for career development.

Course

Highlights

  • Two locations to study from based on student numbers.
  • Employment-based course to fit with your schedule.
  • Recognised qualification for teaching assistants

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Methods of Learning and Schedule

Sessions are taught one day per week and your face-to-face teaching will be consolidated with online materials, work-based practice and personal tutoring.

You will spend one day per week at the University over two years, spending the rest of your time in your workplace, consolidating your academic studies and building experience.

Course Details

This course aims to develop your understanding of children’s learning and build on your ability to support teachers in raising pupil achievement, as well as looking at some of the wider aspects of school provision. You will be encouraged to analyse your work in the context of best practice, relevant principles and research.  The course also provides support for developing and extending the skills, knowledge and understanding related to the Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) professional standards.

Read more…

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Student Stories

Thomas Sharpe

Thomas started his studies as a mature student and it was vital to him to be able to maintain his other commitments during his studies. The course’s flexibility enabled him to continue working and earning while he studied.

“My experience at the University of Northampton was challenging but extremely rewarding. The course helped me to develop those essential critical thinking skills and evaluate my own performance at work, identifying areas for improvement. I have sought pathways from this to help me achieve my targets and develop professionally. My understanding of broader education issues is already proving beneficial within my own practice, and I intend to continue critically examining it to ensure that I continue developing.”

Careers

Career Opportunities

This course gives you the opportunity to progress onto an honours degree and can provide a route to Qualified Teacher Status including through an employment-based scheme or similar.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

 

Entry Requirements

You must demonstrate the ability to undertake intermediate degree level study, through prior qualifications at NVQ level 3 or equivalent. 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.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Work-based Practice: The Practitioner's Role (40 Credits)
    Module code: PDT1067
    Core Module Y
  • Enriching the curriculum 1: Within the School (20 Credits)
    Module code: PDT1064
    Core Module Y
  • Pupil Engagement and Assessment (20 Credits)
    Module code: PDT1065
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to SEND, Diversity and Inclusion (20 Credits)
    Module code: PDT1066
    Core Module Y
  • English and Maths: Core Subjects (20 Credits)
    Module code: PDT1068
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • recognised qualification for teaching assistants
  • employment-based course designed to fit with your work
  • exemption from certain modules if you have relevant prior qualifications
  • highly experienced and supportive tutor team
  • progression to honours degrees and teacher training programmes, as well as other roles within education

Progression Courses

Further your Study

The University of Northampton is proud to offer a wide range of health courses that you can progress on to after completing your Health and Social Care FdSc award, on the basis you meet the minimum requirements.

Learning and Teaching Top-Up BA 

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Students who wish to complete this course in two years will be classed as full time even though attendance is only required one day a week. Students need to apply for funding as a full time student with Student Finance.

Scholarships

EU Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is open to applicants from the European Union who have achieved excellent grades in their high school qualifications. We have 50 scholarships to…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…


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Updated 25/09/2018

  • If you work in a school and have a role supporting teaching and learning, for example as a teaching assistant, unqualified teacher, cover supervisor, learning mentor, HLTA or learning support assistant, the Foundation Degree in Learning and Teaching is a recognised qualification for your role and could provide opportunities for career development.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Two locations to study from based on student numbers.
    • Employment-based course to fit with your schedule.
    • Recognised qualification for teaching assistants

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • This course aims to develop your understanding of children’s learning and build on your ability to support teachers in raising pupil achievement, as well as looking at some of the wider aspects of school provision. You will be encouraged to analyse your work in the context of best practice, relevant principles and research.  The course also provides support for developing and extending the skills, knowledge and understanding related to the Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) professional standards.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Methods of Learning and Schedule

    Sessions are taught one day per week and your face-to-face teaching will be consolidated with online materials, work-based practice and personal tutoring.

    You will spend one day per week at the University over two years, spending the rest of your time in your workplace, consolidating your academic studies and building experience.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Thomas Sharpe

      Thomas started his studies as a mature student and it was vital to him to be able to maintain his other commitments during his studies. The course’s flexibility enabled him to continue working and earning while he studied.

      “My experience at the University of Northampton was challenging but extremely rewarding. The course helped me to develop those essential critical thinking skills and evaluate my own performance at work, identifying areas for improvement. I have sought pathways from this to help me achieve my targets and develop professionally. My understanding of broader education issues is already proving beneficial within my own practice, and I intend to continue critically examining it to ensure that I continue developing.”

    • Career Opportunities

      This course gives you the opportunity to progress onto an honours degree and can provide a route to Qualified Teacher Status including through an employment-based scheme or similar.

  • You must demonstrate the ability to undertake intermediate degree level study, through prior qualifications at NVQ level 3 or equivalent. 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.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Work-based Practice: The Practitioner's Role (40 Credits)
      Module code: PDT1067
      Core Module Y
    • Enriching the curriculum 1: Within the School (20 Credits)
      Module code: PDT1064
      Core Module Y
    • Pupil Engagement and Assessment (20 Credits)
      Module code: PDT1065
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to SEND, Diversity and Inclusion (20 Credits)
      Module code: PDT1066
      Core Module Y
    • English and Maths: Core Subjects (20 Credits)
      Module code: PDT1068
      Core Module Y

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Further your Study

      The University of Northampton is proud to offer a wide range of health courses that you can progress on to after completing your Health and Social Care FdSc award, on the basis you meet the minimum requirements.

      Learning and Teaching Top-Up BA 

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Students who wish to complete this course in two years will be classed as full time even though attendance is only required one day a week. Students need to apply for funding as a full time student with Student Finance.

    Scholarships

    EU Undergraduate Scholarship

    This scholarship is open to applicants from the European Union who have achieved excellent grades in their high school qualifications. We have 50 scholarships to…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour