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  • UCAS code(s): X311
  • Level(s) of study: Foundation degree
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: NTU at Mansfield
  • Starting: September 2021
  • Course duration: Two years full-time

This course explores how people develop and learn throughout their lives. It will examine social, cultural, and political aspects of education while considering questions such as: what is education; who is education for; and is education socially just?

You will explore education in its broadest sense with modules focused on international education, economic relationships, the effects of globalisation and the role of education in human rights and ecological issues. You’ll examine in-depth the nature of knowledge, our desire to know and understand, and the ways that education contributes to society. You will learn how to analyse educational policies, processes, systems and approaches, and critically examine their impact on society, politics, culture, history and economic contexts.

On completion of the foundation degree you will be eligible to top-up to degree level study in Education.

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What you'll study

Taught in Mansfield, this course explores how people develop and learn throughout their lives. It will examine social, cultural, and political aspects of education while considering questions such as: what is education; who is education for; and is education socially just?

You will explore education in its broadest sense with modules focused on international education, economic relationships, the effects of globalisation and the role of education in human rights and ecological issues. You’ll examine in-depth the nature of knowledge, our desire to know and understand, and the ways that education contributes to society. You will learn how to analyse educational policies, processes, systems and approaches, and critically examine their impact on society, politics, culture, history and economic contexts.

In year one, the course provides a solid grounding for understanding the multi and interdisciplinary nature of education. Multidisciplinary in the way that it draws from Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy and Politics, and interdisciplinary in the way that it includes specialised educational fields of study.

In year two, the course will cement your theoretical knowledge as you think about how your own research could contribute to the field of education.

You will undertake a placement in both years of the course, and spend approximately 300 hours in total across the course on placement.

On completion of the foundation degree you will be eligible to top-up to degree level study in Education.

  • Year One

    In year one there are six modules each worth 20 credits

    • Academic Skills
    • Key Questions in Education
    • Introduction to Teaching
    • Learning Places
    • Contemporary Issues
    • Educational Contexts
  • Year Two

    In year two there are modules each worth 20 credits and optional modules worth 40 Credits

    • Optional: Professional Practice placement (40 credits)
    • Optional: Teaching Practice placement (40 credits)
    • Education Policy
    • Researching Learning
    • Special Educational Needs
    • Educator Identity

Course specification

View the full course specification
Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

How you’re taught

Covid-19 Planning

We will be adopting a range of blended teaching and learning techniques including online and face-to-face (where practical) to ensure that students can meet their learning outcomes in full. We will respond proactively to any national or local policy changes (including lock down) to ensure student safety as our primary concern whilst continuing to focus on offering a comprehensive student academic experience and will work flexibly with our students to ensure they are not disadvantaged by Covid-19.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • A-levels – DDE; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – MPP; or
  • 64 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications; and
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C/4.

Other requirements:

You may also need to complete:

  • an enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service check; and
  • a Prohibition Order check; and
  • a satisfactory placement suitability check

NTU may admit a student with advanced standing beyond the beginning of a course, through an assessment of that student's prior learning, whether it is certificated or uncertificated. Our Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy outlines the process and options available to these prospective students, such as recognising experiential learning or transferring to a similar course at another institution, otherwise known as credit transfer.

All prospective students who wish to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning should initially contact the central Admissions and Enquiries Team who will be able to support you through the process.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the instructions for applying. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU on our Your Application page. Good luck with your application!

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please call us on +44 (0)115 848 4200 or complete our enquiry form.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418