your qualification to a BA degree
Accredited Learning Support Assistant (ALSA) option available
in the Teaching Excellence Framework
UCAS code: 3R6B
Year of entry: 2019
UCAS Tariff: N/A N/A
Duration: 1YRS (FT)
Institution code: G53
Why choose this course?
The Education Department at Wrexham Glyndŵr University was ranked number one in the UK in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and ranked second in Wales (sixth in the UK) for student experience This course is designed for those education and multi-agency practitioners with a Foundation Degree or equivalent level five qualification in an Education related subject area, such as Learning Support, Childhood Studies, Education Studies who want to pursue their studies alongside their employment.
This course provides an opportunity to critically reflect upon education practice and build upon your knowledge, understanding and skills to further develop your work-based practice. The course is designed to provide the opportunity to develop your skills and abilities in the context of your current employment. The opportunity to select from a range of optional modules allows you the flexibility to tailor the course in line with your interests or career ambitions.
This popular course has a long history of providing a well-respected and successful pathway into primary teaching via a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE – Primary Education) or Post-compulsory qualification (PcET – Adult and Further Education), whilst keeping options open for a range of other career opportunities that involve work with children and young people. Based on a combination of academic study and work experience, the programme considers theoretical perspectives drawn from a wide range of disciplines including education, sociology, psychology, philosophy, health and social welfare/justice.
The course aims to produce graduates who are critically informed about contemporary issues relating to education and childhood studies; graduates who have the knowledge, skills and professional competency required to successfully innovate and drive forward policies and practices within the education and childhood studies workforce. The programme is delivered by well qualified and experienced staff who come from a range of education, child and community backgrounds. Many are actively engaged in research, publishing and external examining work at other universities.