Foundation Degree Supporting Teaching and Learning

Encourage education and mould minds with our comprehensive degree course. Whether you’re currently employed or want to start your first learning support role, our foundation degree will prepare you to support the learning of 4-25 year olds. Explore teaching methods and supporting learning concepts as you carve a career in the classroom.


About the course

Become a teaching assistant, study coach or progress mentor with our Supporting Teaching and Learning Foundation Degree. You will gain the academic knowledge, technical skills and practical experience demanded by industry employers. Develop autonomy and independent thinking as you explore multiple learning methods and formulate your own teaching style.

As you progress through this course, you will develop your skills, knowledge and experience through engaging with a range of study modules. You will learn the concepts of supporting learning, as well as supporting technology enhanced learning. While improving your academic skills, you will complete subject-specific supporting learning modules.

Work experience is essential to succeed in this sector so we embed placements in this programme. You will be expected to gain experience of working with children and young people as a part of the course.

Please note students will need to hold a live enhanced DBS which may incur costs.

This course is validated by Leeds City College


Student satisfaction with teaching on the course


Student satisfaction with ‘My course has provided me with opportunities to apply what I have learnt’ on NSS 2019

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£7,950 Full Time or £3,975 Part Time (per academic year)

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University Centre

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Start Date

September 2021
September 2022

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2 years Full Time or Part Time

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Course Code

UCAS Course Code: L522 Institution code: L21

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Study Mode

Full Time or Part Time

We will continue to follow government guidelines to ensure the safety of all our students and staff and have put in place additional safety measures, including the way we deliver your course.

For Semester 1, we plan to deliver your course through a mixture of online and face to face tuition and we will review this as Government guidelines change in response to COVID-19 developments. 

Under the present guidelines, we plan to deliver your course 33.3% online and 66.7% face to face. We will timetable, where possible, so that you come into University Centre Leeds for a whole day and you will be in a bubble with your fellow students on your course.

Face to face contact will be delivered following guidelines on social distancing and increased health and safety measures.  You will be made fully aware of the current measures in place and be expected to follow the guidance issued.