Course Details


This Foundation Degree is a vocational programme for those who are involved in learning support as a teaching assistant, classroom assistant, learning mentor or volunteer in a learning support setting. All modules are closely related to the work of learning support workers.

How long is the course?

This course runs for three years, one evening per week, Monday from 6.00pm-9.00pm.

What qualification will I achieve?

Level 5 Foundation Degree in Learning Support from the University of Hull.

What will I study?

In Year One you will cover:

  • Study Skills for Higher Education
  • Supporting and Enhancing Learning
  • Social Contexts of Learning
  • Digital Technologies for Learning

In Year Two you will cover:

  • Managing Behaviour
  • Working with Professionals and Families
  • Understanding Learning and Teaching
  • Research Methods

In Year Three you will cover:

  • Safeguarding
  • Professional Practice
  • Project
  • Education and Social Policy

Where will I study?

University Campus Barnsley, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AN.

What equipment will I need?

Core text books (details will  be supplied). Access to IT facilities.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will be through a variety of different means including written assignments, presentations, online discussions and activities.

What can I do next?

After completing the course you would be able to go on and top up your foundation degree to a full BA (Hons) degree. Or you may decide that you wish to do a degree with QTS and become a teacher.

How do I apply?

Please download an application form.

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £3,995 per year.

Student Finance 

As a Higher Education student living in England you may be eligible for the non-means tested Tuition Fee Loan from the Government. For further details go to:

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Further information

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