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FdA Learning Support

Wrexham Glyndwr University
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Course UCAS code: FDLS
Qualification type:
  • FdA, Full-time , Duration: 2 Years
Course Summary:
This course is for those seeking or already pursuing a career supporting learners across the sectors in educational settings such as mainstream schools, resource provision units, special schools, post-compulsory provision or within the local authority support services. This foundation degree combines taught modules and work-based learning to consider the sociological, historical, psychological, philosophical and contemporary aspects of education and develop the skills and knowledge required within the educational workplace. The course: • will develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of the role of learning support in differing contexts and a wide variety of educational settings • will provide learners with the skills required to communicate and engage effectively with children and young people; whilst promoting understanding of the needs of the individual child or young person within the educational setting to effectively support their educational development in addition to heeding safeguarding and promoting their welfare • enable learners to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to the preparation, planning, delivery, support and evaluation of a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that meets the needs of all learners • will offer opportunities for academic and career development and progression • will provide opportunities to apply academic theory to work-based practice to develop an understanding of diverse educational contexts and perspectives.
Year 1 (Level 4) In Year 1 you will develop your professional knowledge, application of theory to work-based practice, confidence and skills in the following areas: studying at university level, supporting learners with additional learning needs including learners with SpLD/Dyslexia and managing learner behaviour. Academic theory will be linked to practice through work-based learning. Modules • The Confident Learner • An Introduction to ALN/SEN • Supporting Pupils with SpLD/Dyslexia • Managing Learner Behaviour • Work Based Learning (One) Year 2 (Level 5) In Year 2 the course content provides further opportunities for consolidation and breadth of learning through affording opportunities for deeper insights into key themes associated with education within its wider context, policies, practices and pedagogy, including supporting teaching and learning, promoting effective learning environments and supporting inclusion and diversity. Academic theory will be linked to practice through work-based learning. Modules • Research Methods • The Effective Learning Environment • Supporting Teaching and Learning • Inclusion, Equality and Diversity • Work Based Learning (Two) The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Assessment Methods:
The modules are assessed using a variety of methods including case studies, observation, reflection and evaluation of practice (microteaching), essays, reflective reports, portfolios, presentations, group projects, resource design and development, research articles. Teaching and learning Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available. The programmes are delivered through a broad range of approaches to learning and teaching such as practical workshops, projects, debates, role play, case studies, lectures and seminars. The experience gained during your work based practice is invaluable in promoting the link between theory and practice and will help to inform your future academic and career progression.
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15 January

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Great lectures and teaching, the staff are so friendly. The two libraries are huge, too, and the dedicated humanities library in particular is a big help. The racecourse stadium also holds the rugby world cup, which is really exciting! You'll spend a lot of great nights at Central Station and Liquid and Envy. There's also a load of great theatres, like Grove Park, and loads of great gigs on down The Old Swan and Penny Blacks. There's so much to do!

Admissions and Enquiries:
Tel. 01978 293439
Email. [email protected]

Admissions and Enquiries:
Tel. 01978 293439
Email. [email protected]

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  • Cathy L's avatar by Cathy L on 25th July 2019
    The facilities, staff, and students make this place what it is. The help and support that everyone provides is on a high scale, including students supporting other students. I am aware that not everyone has the same experience as another but I don't think there is any issue or problem that cant be solved within student life. If you take up all the help that is on offer to pass your chosen course then there is no reason for failure. For me, Glyndwr has been life changing in so many ways.
  • debbiemay78's avatar by debbiemay78 on 10th July 2019
    I'm really happy at Glyndwr, Not only in my studies but in the opportunities I have had access to leading to a new job and a fab voluntary opportunity, my life has been enriched in many ways! I only wish I had come sooner.
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