Learning Support (part-time)


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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £1,165 per 20 credit module (or £4,660 for 4 modules per year)

Overseas: Please contact the Faculty of Education for details:

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Blended between Hull Campus, online, and work-based learning

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 1,200 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1 19% 0% 81%
Y2 18% 0% 82%
Final 18% 0% 82%
Y1 0% 13% 87%
Y2 0% 8% 92%
Final 0% 5% 95%

About the course

This qualification is designed for learning support workers within primary and secondary education, community education, further education and extended school provision. In each year there are four modules of study, each worth 20 credits, making a total of 12 modules. You will study in a variety of locations, enjoying 30 hours of formal staff contact time per module. You will also enjoy flexible forms of learning such as independent study, online study and work-based learning.

For this course you will need the support of your employer or training officer and someone who is available to act as your workplace mentor. After completion of this Foundation Degree, you may choose to progress to the BA (Honours) degree in Learning and Teaching, Primary Education or in Education and Learning, or the BA (Honours) Early Childhood Education and Care. The primary education route will provide Qualified Teacher Status (QTS); for this route, you will need the required GCSE grades and to be successful at interview.

Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

This is a vocational qualification only available to those already employed (whether paid or voluntary) in a suitable setting. To undertake the course you will need to have the support of your employer or training officer, and someone who is able to act as your workplace mentor.

Students choose this course to help further and enhance their careers in learning support.

The course is also suitable for those wishing to continue their studies. The programme leads to a Foundation Degree in Education. From there you can go on to a full Honours degree and to progress your career in the field. The Honours degree itself has three pathways, one of which leads to Qualified Teacher Status (Primary), one allows qualifying graduates to obtain a BA (Honours) degree in Education and Learning and the third leads to a BA(Honours) degree in Early Childhood Education and Care.