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Year of Entry 2019/20

Education and Learning Support

Course in clearing
Full-time Teaching and Education

Gain the skills and knowledge to progress to more senior roles in work with children and young people.

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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2019. Call us on now 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,250 per year
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 88 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? U97B
When do I start? September 2019

Student satisfaction

This course scored 90% for overall satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • Gain the knowledge and skills to assist children and young people to reach their full potential.
  • Study for a full-time degree while working.
  • Develop your knowledge of theory, research and policy in education.

If you work alongside teachers in a support role, in an educational setting for children or young people, this course will develop your skills. It provides you with a foundation to progress to qualified teacher status (QTS). You also receive careers advice to help you access routes into teaching after completing the course.

Watch student Tracey Padley talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch lecturer Lindy Nahmad-Williams talk about this course.

This course is suitable for professionals working alongside teachers in a support role, who are leading on key policies in a school or college setting. It has been designed to help improve the children and young people's workforce, meaning outcomes for children, families and communities also improve.

You must be working or in a long term voluntary position in a relevant children and young people's setting during the course, as the emphasis is on work-based learning.

Course leaders and tutors

Sarah Rawding
Sarah Rawding
Senior Lecturer In Early Years

My main teaching interests are focused on the holistic development of children within the early years and supporting practitioners to become confident and reflective … Read more

Applied learning

Taught sessions take place on one afternoon or evening a week, with directed tasks in between for you to complete at work. There are occasional Saturday sessions.

You learn through

  • work-based learning
  • lectures and seminars
  • self-directed study
  • tutorials and workshops

Future careers

After completing this degree you can progress to the BA (Hons) Education and Learning Support (top-up), or apply for a two-year top-up course to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

This course prepares you for a career in

  • learning support
  • special educational needs
  • teaching

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Entry requirements

All students

Level 2 qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy.

88 UCAS points, including 56 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Children's Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Developing Local Community Partnership Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Health And Well Being Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Roles In Educational Settings Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Teaching And Learning Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: The Contemporary Curriculum Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Educational Inclusion Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Enabling Environments Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Partnership, Collaboration And Team Working Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Safeguarding Children And Young People Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Social Inclusion In Educational Contexts Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Reflective Practitioner Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF)

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