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New Foundation Degrees - 2019 entry

As a consequence of student feedback the course teams at The Learning Institute and the University of Worcester have come together to develop a new suite of inter-related foundation degrees that have enabled these issues to be addressed. The new courses offered reflect the demands from prospective students whilst offering wider opportunities for engagement in higher education.

These degrees are being validated with the University of Worcester in order to be ready for new students commencing studies in September 2019. 

The new foundation degrees are built around a core of modules relevant in each degree, such as those related to academic study skills and research along with inclusion and diversity. The relevance of these modules to all degrees allows inter-related practitioners to study together and so each degree will be available for study in every delivery location providing a much wider offer than before.

Students on each course will also meet and work together at a twice yearly ‘study weekend’ that will run Friday evening and Saturday daytime in one central location. Specialist modules specific to individual degrees will be taught using a blended learning approach with teaching taking place online and during these study weekends. Dates for these study weekends will be set by summer 2019.

These developments reflect the continuing commitment by The Learning Institute and the University of Worcester to providing high quality teaching and student support for a positive and valuable student experience.

Foundation Degree (FdA) Early Years Professional 

As an early years professional you can make a significant difference to children’s lives, working with them at this time of key developmental milestones. This new degree will provide you with the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of key concepts and practices that will support your own development as a practitioner. Subject to approval, the degree will be recognised as a sector endorsed programme and it will meet the QAA subject benchmark statement for Early Childhood Studies, increasing the value of this qualification to employers. You will study with like-minded people across a range of other related professional roles based in your own community. There is the opportunity to progress to a BA top-up on completion.

Foundation Degree (FdSc) Health and Wellbeing in Society 

This new degree intends to support the workforce in sectors caring for children, young people and vulnerable adults by providing specialised professional knowledge for practitioners. The provision of effective and knowledgeable practitioners in a health and wellbeing role is crucial; you can make a significant difference by providing support and guidance to people when they need it, whatever their age. This degree will provide you with the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of key concepts and theories that will underpin your own development as a practitioner. You will study with like-minded people across a range of other related professional roles based in your own community. There is the opportunity to progress to a BSc top-up on completion.

Foundation Degree (FdA) Inclusive Education 

An understanding of the barriers to inclusion and equity is critical if we are to ensure that all children and young people achieve an enjoyable and fulfilling life. Whilst studying this foundation degree you will explore some of the factors directly related to the child or young person that influence their engagement with learning and education as well as wider issues in education or society as a whole. As a result you can make a significant difference by providing support and guidance to children and young people when it is needed. There is the opportunity to progress to a BA top-up on completion.

Foundation Degree (FdA) Learning and Education 

Having knowledgeable and effective practitioners working in an education environment is vital if children and young people are to develop their learning and achieve their potential. Whilst studying this foundation degree you will explore some of the factors that can influence learners’ progress, exploring specific influences on the learner as well as how the environment and curriculum support their development. As a result you will have the knowledge and skills needed to make a significant difference to learners’ outcomes. There is the opportunity to progress to a BA top-up on completion.

Foundation Degree (FdSc) Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People 

Having knowledgeable and effective practitioners in a mental health and wellbeing role is crucial to enable some children and young people to achieve an enjoyable and fulfilling life. Whilst studying this foundation degree you will explore some of the key mental health and wellbeing issues that children and young people face. As a result you can make a significant difference by providing support and guidance to children and young people when it is needed. There is the opportunity to progress to a BSc top-up on completion.

If you are interested in finding out more about these new degrees, please email degrees@learninginstitute.co.uk.