The Foundation Degree Supporting Children in Primary Education is designed to help you to develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to succeed in your studies with the University of Wolverhampton at degree level. The Foundation Degree in Supporting Children in Primary Education is part-time and designed for professionals currently working within workforce but who do not hold a qualification at degree level. We value and promote your individual engagement, progression, and success as our staff will recognise and celebrate your unique learning needs. The course is delivered at University Centre Stafford and by our partner at City of Wolverhampton College and as a student on this course, you will develop the skills and knowledge required to meet and address the challenges of inclusive education.
Your learning on the course will involve gaining knowledge about the diversity of learners, classrooms, and schools in contemporary society. The course offers a unique blend of theories and practices in relation to education and special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion Studies and we will make this relatable to your own experiences through our inclusive approaches to your teaching and learning experience. You will also be able to identify and understand the challenges faced when trying to adopt an inclusive approach in the primary classroom and how you can meet and address these challenges in a positive way as members of a diverse global society. You will have opportunities to consider a variety of issues and perspectives surrounding work with, and support for, children with special educational needs, which as future professionals you will need to be able to recognise and address.
Throughout the course there is an emphasis on challenging assumptions, responding to different views in an enterprising way and adopting collaborative ways of working with children, parents, and other professionals.
The linking of theory to your own practice is integral throughout the degree and this will allow you to consider theory in relation to the implications for your own practice so you can evaluate and develop creative approaches to working learners in primary schools. You will also develop the skills of critical reflection and appraisal which will enable you to understand and analyse issues such as child protection and safeguarding, inclusive practice, child development and enabling learning, multi-agency working and school exclusion.