Teaching and Learning Support - BA Hons (Lancaster University)
Qualification Obtained: BA (Hons) in Teaching and Learning Support
This qualification the BA (Honours) top-up is a response to the needs of learners, employers and the sector in general, in that it reflects the aspirations of many practitioners to gain higher level practical, managerial and technical skills, whilst at the same time enabling them to gain a higher educational qualification. This will facilitate your career progression into supervisory, managerial and training roles within the education sector. Development of the programme has been informed by the views expressed by current and former HE students as many of them sought to explore career opportunities in the wider education sector, beyond the more obvious traditional workplaces. In particular, students are actively encouraged to engage with the voluntary sector which is proving a rich source of experience in a range of disciplines within the broad range of education and associated sectors. Consultation via employers and awareness events has demonstrated an awakened interest in educational and career opportunities amongst those to whom higher education has traditionally been considered inaccessible.
Course Entry Requirements
PLEASE NOTE – Only students who have studied the Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning Support at Blackpool and The Fylde College and achieve a PASS will be considered for this Top up course.
You will be required to be employed (paid/voluntary) within an educational setting for a minimum of 1 day per week whilst on the course.
You will be required to supply a letter of support from employer (paid/voluntary) at enrolment.
2017 Entry Requirements
A new UCAS Tariff will be used for courses starting from September 2017, the new entry requirements are as follows;
Only students who have studied the Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning Support at Blackpool and The Fylde College and have achieved a minimum of a pass will be considered for this top-up course.
You will also be required to be employed (paid/voluntary) within the teaching and learning sector for a minimum of 1 day per week whilst on the course. You will be required to supply a letter of support from employer (paid/voluntary) at enrolment
Career Options and Progression
Progression opportunities include PGCE programmes or Master's Degrees in a variety of related subjects at other local and national academic institution and a wide range of professional and managerial roles in public, private and voluntary educational organisations including: schools, specialist teaching centres, FE colleges, residential children's homes and referral units..
Students may also progress into careers such as Education Welfare Officer, Social Worker or Managerial positions within support roles. Please be advised that this degree does not give you QTS
Modules and Assessment
The top-up programme has been designed to provide a seamless progression from the Foundation Degree.
Year 1 (Level 6):
Teaching and Learning: Comparative Approaches - 20 credits
Managing Learning and the Inclusive Curriculum - 20 credits
Professional Development - 20 credits
Dissertation - 40 credits
Meeting Learning Needs: The Social Psychology of Education 20 credits
Pastoral Care: Mentoring and Guiding the Learner - 20 credits
Assessment methods will reflect and support the programme aims and learning outcomes. They will for example: reflect local application of national initiatives; offer the opportunity to reflect upon real work experience and practice, and encourage exploration of alternatives to received wisdom in the fields of pedagogy and andragogy, provide feedback to the student and indicate ways in which to improve, and enable students to use their working environment as a resource for assessment. Modes of assessment will be drawn from the following:
- Dissertation (summative)
- Written reflective accounts (summative)
- Written reports (summative)
- Case study analysis (formative and summative)
- Professional portfolio (formative and summative)
- Critical self and peer evaluation (formative and summative)
- Tasks aimed at the assessment of specific skills (for example, research skills, transcription skills) (formative and summative)
Year 1 (Level 6):
Teaching and Learning: Comparative Approaches - 100% Coursework
Managing Learning and the Inclusive Curriculum - 100% Coursework
Professional Development - 100% Coursework
Dissertation - 100% Coursework
Meeting Learning Needs: The Social Psychology of Education - 60% Coursework, 40% Practical
Pastoral Care: Mentoring and Guiding the Learner - 100% Coursework
Teaching and Learning Methods
Whilst lectures, seminars and practical workshops feature strongly in the teaching and learning strategy, we will be making considerable use of alternative methods of delivery and study, particularly online options such as tutor and self-assessment revision tests and formative exercises, power-point and other software-based lecture material, learning portals and hyper-linked resource-materials. Students may expect therefore to participate in a wide variety of learning activities including; live and online projects, presentations and discussion alongside more traditional modes of delivery.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Students on the course must be actively employed in an educational setting, in a teaching or teaching support role, on either a paid or voluntary basis, for an absolute minimum of 216 hours each year (equivalent to 6 hours per week over 36 weeks).
All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant vocational and industrial experience and professional practice.
Read our tuition fees guide.
You should be aware that there may be additional costs to consider such as optional educational visits and photocopying/printing.
Resources required to achieve the learning outcomes of the programme are provided by the College.
Regulation and Accreditation
This programme is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
Terms and Conditions
Read our full terms and conditions for more information.
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