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Develop your professional knowledge and skills and boost your career with this part-time Educational Support degree. Ideal if you are already employed in a role in educational support, this course will explore current education and social issues affecting support for children and adults.
This two year, part-time foundation degree is designed to support, develop and extend your academic learning as a foundation for professional development. You will undertake small tasks and projects within your own working environment to support module sessions and assignments.
It is ideal for a range of practitioners including:
It may also be of interest if you are employed in a wider learning support role.
Why choose this course?
You will benefit from:
How you're taught
The course is studied as a mixture of class sessions and work-based activity. Most class sessions run from 4.45 pm to 9 pm every other week, supported by two hours of tutorials and module study skills support on the alternate weeks. You will therefore average three hours attendance a week over the academic year.
You will learn through a range of teaching methods, encouraging you to critically reflect and discuss theory, and its relationship to your own working life and educational setting.
Learning and teaching methods include:
Studying away from the University campus is made easy with NOW – the NTU Online Workspace. It offers you course and module information, the ability to upload assessments and receive feedback, as well as store personal files. NOW can be used anywhere that you have an internet connection.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment will be on independent work you have done both for modules and in preparation for assignments. These may include:
You are expected to be in employed in an educational support role and therefore no placements are required.
You will undertake small tasks and projects within your own working environment to support module sessions and assignments.
A full-time student on average can expect to spend 1200 hours a year learning which will typically be broken down as follows:
Careers and employability
This course is designed to support, develop and extend the academic learning of practitioners working in an educational support role in education and community settings. It offers a foundation for professional development.
If you wish to progress to graduate status, you can advance to the BA (Hons) Education course.
Links with industry
We involve industry experts in our courses in a number of ways.
See where this degree could take you with our Careers Brochure.
Learn a new language
Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.
Learning a new language can:
Notes about fees for this course
The tuition fee for UK home students joining NTU in 2018/19 on a full-time undergraduate/foundation degree programme, will be £9,250.
The fee for those who have a year-long placement as part of a sandwich course, or spend a year studying or working abroad will be published here once confirmed.
The University reviews its tuition fees each year. The fees for Home (UK / EU) undergraduate students for 2018-19 are £9250. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances the current expectation is that the University’s current fee of £9250 per annum may increase for subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
You will need:
We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you're not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.
Pre-Masters and foundation courses
If you need to do a foundation or pre-Masters course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you're already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation and pre-Masters courses page.
English language entry requirements
If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.
Help and support
If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our International Team for advice.
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