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Foundation Year in Education Studies

  • LEVEL 4
Adult helping child learn.

Course Overview

This course in Education Studies is the beginning of your career to work with children in a range of settings. The programme will give you the skills and knowledge for a range of careers including, teaching, social work, education policy, welfare and working with children and families.

It is aimed at providing you with an alternative route to undergraduate study if you do not have the grades to access higher education in the traditional way, attending Windsor College for two days a week.

On successful completion of the Education Foundation Year pathway, you will progress on to the Education Studies undergraduate degree.

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End Date

Tue, 08 Jul 2025

Entry Requirements

For undergraduate programmes we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievemen...

Course information

Year 1 – core modules
– Competencies
– How Children Learn
– Personal Learning Competencies 2
– Introduction to Working Together in Children’s and Education Services
– Individual Study

1 year, attending college two days per week

Your assignments and lessons are all designed to benefit your professional development. You willl build upon your experience through modules in areas such as ‘How Children Learn’ and ‘Introduction to Working together in Children’s and Education Services’. Teaching includes lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials.

Academic and pastoral support is available to help you get the most from your course and you will be given an academic tutor who will have regular one-to-one meetings with you. Additionally, you will benefit from small learning groups and access to facilities and support at Windsor College and St Mary’s University Twickenham.

Through reflective accounts, essays, reports, and presentations

This course will give you an automatic progression route onto St Mary’s BA Honours in Primary Educations with QTS.

This course aims to develop your reflective, academic and analytical skills and increase your self-confidence. It will equip you with a range of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers

Level 4