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International: £13,650 per year
This course scored 90% for overall satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.
- 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.
How you learn
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.
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
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
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
This must include least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National or CACHE qualifications. For example:
- BCC at A Level.
- DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels and EPQ.
- English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4
- Mathematics at grade C or 4
We may accept GCSE equivalents
All applicants must have at least one years full time equivalent experience working in the sector and level 2 qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy
Where applicants can demonstrate substantial experience in the sector we may accept a lower level of achievement at level 3.
If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.
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 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.
|Module: Children's Development||Credits: 20||
|Module: Developing Local Community Partnership||Credits: 20||
|Module: Health And Well Being||Credits: 20||
|Module: Professional Roles In Educational Settings||Credits: 20||
|Module: Teaching And Learning||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Contemporary Curriculum||Credits: 20||
|Module: Educational Inclusion||Credits: 20||
|Module: Enabling Environments||Credits: 20||
|Module: Partnership, Collaboration And Team Working||Credits: 20||
|Module: Safeguarding Children And Young People||Credits: 20||
|Module: Social Inclusion In Educational Contexts||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Reflective Practitioner||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/2021 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK/EU students starting this course in 2019/20 are £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.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
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)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.
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