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Teaching Social Work

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What's Involved

This course is validated by the Open University. The Foundation Degree will equip you with the understanding, skills and knowledge to enhance your performance in your current role and to enable career progression. Your programme of study will be closely linked to the workplace. This qualification is a classroom-based course.

You will study a selection of modules. Students will complete 120 credits per

Year One

Entry Requirements

Candidates need the ability to study at a higher education level or have a relevant Level 3 qualification; 64 UCAS Points or an Access to HE teaching qualification. Candidates with considerable placement experience without a relevant Level 3 qualification will have their ability to study at a higher education level assessed by means of a written assessment.

All students will be expected to have GCSE Maths and English Language qualifications at grade C or above (grade 4). Please note, the college reserves the right to accept evidence of working towards a maths qualification upon completion of a successful interview.

  • A minimum age of 18 years is a requirement
  • You must be working as a teaching assistant for at least 10 hours per week
  • You should have at least a year’s experience of working in a primary or special school classroom for at least six hours per week
  • You must have a letter of support from your Headteacher
  • You must have a current enhanced DBS check 
  • You must successfully complete a college interview

If you are interested in applying for the course, please apply via Our institution code is H14 and the course code is X190.

Where will it take me?

Many students use the Foundation Degree as a route into teaching. You obtain 240 credits and need to obtain a further 120 credits to obtain a full degree. You may wish to study the BA in Education and Professional Practice at our college after the Foundation Degree for one year, and then complete a primary PGCE or possibly gain a place on the Schools Direct programme.

Course Assessment Method

You will be assessed in all the modules that you study.? The programme team has designed a range of assessment methods to test your learning and development as you progress through the programme.

Assessment will take place during or immediately on completion of the teaching of each module. Assessment will usually involve submitted assignments/in-programme assessments, reports and presentations.

Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.


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