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Foundation Degree in Education

This qualification, validated by Staffordshire University is for individuals who have a job role which brings them into contact with students but who are not necessarily in a teaching role e.g. teaching assistants in primary and secondary schools, support workers in further education colleges and assessors and advisers.
4 & 5
2 years
Lee House, Manchester City Centre

This Foundation Degree is suitable for people from a wide variety of educational settings from primary to FE, third sector and private providers. The Foundation Degree in Education is awarded by Staffordshire University. This degree gives people who work or who would like to work in a non-teaching role the opportunity to complete a Foundation Degree.

When does the course start?

7th September 2020

What will the course cover?

On this programme you will study a variety of modules including:

  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Learning and Development
  • Behaviour for Learning
  • Supporting Learning and Inclusion
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Developing Educational Practice
  • Learning and the Inclusive Curriculum
  • Assessment for Learning

You will learn through a range of classroom-based lessons and be assessed for the different modules through a combination of assignments, reports, coursework, case studies, presentations, in‐class assessments, group work and reflective practices.

When will I attend?

Attendance is required every Monday, 5.30pm - 8.30pm.


What will I achieve?

On completion you will achieve a Foundation Degree in Education, awarded by Staffordshire University.

What are the entry requirements?
  • Ideally you will hold a Level 3 in a relevant educational subject; however, applications are treated on an individual basis and work experience will also be considered in the absence of qualifications.
  • A good level of maths and English (ideally Level 2 or above) is required.
  • You must be employed either paid or voluntary for a minimum of four hours per week in an appropriate educational role and setting.


How much does the course cost?

£6,120 per year.

Students are generally entitled to a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England.

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Lee House,
90 Great Bridgewater Street,
M1 5JW