"Our experience in delivering education courses really benefits the future career prospects of our students."Shirley Allen, Programme Leader
For those already working within primary and secondary education, our course allows you to study while you work, and focus your learning towards your career ambitions.
We have been delivering education courses for over 60 years, ensuring that you benefit from the experience and expertise of our staff. This one-year course blends theory with experiential learning in the workplace, and involves one day's attendance on campus while continuing in your educational role.
Our course allows you to develop knowledge, understanding and experience of learning and teaching in different school contexts and gain qualifications that will focus your career towards qualified teacher status (QTS) or other relevant graduate career pathways. It is ideal for those already working in an education support role as a classroom or teaching assistant or as an unqualified teacher.
The modules focus on related topics such as Contemporary Issues in Learning and Teaching and Professional Practice. You will have the opportunity to undertake a supervised Research Project that is relevant to your work-based context.
Assessment is by continuous submission of coursework, including written assignments, a research project, presentations and portfolios of evidence.
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to undertake level 6 final year undergraduate degree study through successful completion of an appropriate foundation degree or equivalent. They will have appropriate levels of numeracy and literacy to support learners in schools, as well as level 6 study. Applicants will require a positive employer's reference, from the head teacher (or equivalent) stating their support for study during term time.
Students who successfully complete the Foundation Learning and Teaching degree can apply to the one-year BA Learning and Teaching programme if they wish to top up to gain a full honours degree.
Applications for direct entry to the BA Learning and Teaching programme are also welcome from candidates who have 240 CATS points, typically from a relevant HND or foundation degree.
Download and complete our direct application form to apply for this course. You will not be able to apply via UCAS.
For further information please contact:
Tel: 020 8411 5169
Our course will qualify you to progress to postgraduate study and if you wish to become a qualified teacher, then you can apply for an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme as a route to gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), such as the PGCE courses we run (although you are not guaranteed a place). Alternatively, the detailed understanding of learning and teaching that you gain, can further your career within your own school or another organisation.
Our Employability Service can help you to develop your employability skills and get some valuable work experience. We provide workshops, events and one to one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters, interviews, networking and so on. We also support you in securing part-time work, placements, internships, and volunteering opportunities, and offer an enterprise support service for those looking to start their own business. Find out more here [http://www.mdx.ac.uk/facilities/careers/index.aspx]