Foundation Degree in Education, Learning & Development

L5 Level 5
Part Time
14 September 2020 — 21 May 2023
Barry Campus

About this course

Our Education, Learning and Development Foundation Degree course, accredited by the University of South Wales is suitable for experienced Learning Support Assistants currently working within primary education. Students who attend this programme would normally have prior experience within an early years or primary setting. 

This course will:

  • Enable you to improve your work in learning support in your school
  • Provide a basis for professional practice that is skilled, aware and informed
  • Provide an opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and confidence in undertaking your role
  • Provide a qualification that is based on relevant national standards
  • Provide a supportive, developmental structure for work-based learning

What you will study

Course Modules include:

  • Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy
  • Academic Skills and Reflective Practice
  • Learning and Cognition
  • Health, Well-being and Resilience
  • Introduction to Additional Learning Needs
  • Research Project
  • Curriculum
  • Inclusive Practice
  • Reflective Practice 2
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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What is a Foundation Degree? 

Foundation Degrees integrate academic and work-based learning through collaboration between employers and programme providers. They are intended to equip learners with skills and knowledge relevant to industry and to encourage participation by learners who may not previously have considered studying for a higher level qualification. Foundation Degrees provide a self-standing qualification but also offer progression opportunities for further study. For more information regarding the defining characteristics of Foundation Degrees you may refer to the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Foundation Degrees Benchmark Statement

Course fee per year

DBS Check: £40.00

Tuition Fees: £2,720.00

Teaching and assessment

  • Continuous assignments and portfolio

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

14 September 2020

End date

21 May 2023

Time of day

Day Time

Part Time

6.5 hours per week


Barry Campus
Maps & directions

Course code



Foundation Degree LSA Primary


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Barry Campus
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Cardiff and Vale College,

Barry Campus,

Vale of Glamorgan,

CF62 8YJ