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What makes Teaching and Learning with the University of Worcester special?

This degree has been developed specifically for those working or interested in working in an educational support role to enhance their skills and expertise whilst continuing to work.

Teaching assistants and those who work in a variety of support roles within education have an invaluable role to play in promoting the educational, social and emotional wellbeing of children. The University of Worcester has developed this programme to support you in discovering fresh insights, and enhancing your knowledge and skills.

Based in the South West, this programme is not taught at the Worcester campus, but is run by the Learning Institute in Devon, Cornwall and London, and the Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning.

Key features

  • Opportunities to develop key skills to prepare for further study and/or employment and lifelong learning, in addition to support for promotion in professional roles
  • The foundation degree is a significant step towards acquiring a full honours degree in the future, with top-up options available in Worcester and the South West
  • The full honours degree then opens up the possibility of a route in to teaching via a PGCE or the School Direct programme

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We have places available on a range of courses starting this September.Find out more

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?


UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

32 UCAS Tariff points

A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this course

Applicants must have current experience of working in an education setting

The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from   

Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

  • Introduction to Study Skills
  • Reflective Journal
  • Communication & Partnership in Children’s Services
  • Behaviour for Learning
  • Work-based Project
  • Curriculum Development
  • Introduction to Teaching & Learning in Primary Foundation Subjects
  • Introduction to Teaching & Learning in the Secondary Phase  
  • Supporting in Early Childhood Development
  • Meeting the Individual Needs of Children & Young People with Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Planning, Assessing & Evaluating Learning
  • Teaching & Learning in Primary Core Curriculum Subjects
  • Teaching & Learning in Primary Foundation Subjects
  • Teaching & Learning in the Secondary Phase
  • Work-based Independent Study
  • Support in Teaching & Learning

Students must have at least ten hours per week in an appropriate workplace supporting children or young people throughout their degree.

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

Skills gained

  • Improved understanding of learning and teaching in either a primary or secondary setting
  • Learn how to work more effectively with teachers, pupils and parents
  • Become a more reflective and independent learner
  • Ability to support key aspects of the curriculum
  • Help to better meet the individual learning needs of pupils and manage behaviour


Methods of assessment on the course include: Essays, seminars, practical workshops, professional journals, projects and reports

In addition all students will be assessed on work undertaken within employment.


Where could it take you?


This course represents a substantial step toward acquiring a full Honours degree through a one-year full-time or two-year part-time Top-up course. You can progress on to the BA (Hons) Top-up degree in Professional Practice taught in the South West and London with equivalent top-up degree delivered at Worcester. This may subsequently provide a route into teaching through a PGCE or School Direct programme.


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How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in 2017 is £6,890 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for part-time UK and EU students registering on this foundation degree in 2017 is £903 per 15 credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying.  The amounts vary between courses.


How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

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UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.



Apply now via UCAS

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions office

01905 855111  

Admissions tutor

Cornwall – Claire King
The Learning Institute
01726 891807

Somerset – Abbie Stevens
Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning (SCIL)
01823 348268