This course is based at the Stamford Campus of University Centre Peterborough and awarded by Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln.
If you are working and supporting children in primary, secondary and special schools, or with learners in further education colleges, the Education pathway of our Professional Studies Foundation Degree is designed for you.
Many of the students on the course are already employed as Teaching Assistants in schools, working alongside a qualified teacher. They support formal learning opportunities for children and young people, and may sometimes take whole classes for sessions or work with children who have a particular need.
This work-focused foundation degree is a combination of practice-based learning and campus-based sessions, which run once a week so that you are able to continue in employment throughout the duration of the course.
The course is designed to improve your personal and professional communication skills, and will increase your knowledge and understanding of how children and young people learn and mature, by developing new ways of working and challenging existing assumptions.
You will learn though lectures, seminars, workshops and guest speakers from the sector. These will provide opportunities for you to discuss, question and challenge.
After graduating you will be able to take a step towards becoming a teacher, progressing in your role as a Teaching Assistant or extending your opportunities within this sector.
The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.
To find out more, and to apply, visit: https://www.ucp.ac.uk/a‑z-courses/education-and-teaching/fda-professional-studies-education/
Studying for my degree was the best thing I ever did. I have been appointed as an Outdoor Education Lead for a local school where I will build and implement a forest school education from scratch.