On the University Diploma, you will study the following core modules:
Growth and Development
An introduction to human development that will establish a framework for understanding growth, development and developmental stages. You will explore the effects of nature and nurture on development and will gain an insight into the ways in which theories of development explain and account for processes in development and difficulties experienced.
Language Development and its Place in Learning
An exploration of how human language develops, its principal features and the implications for providing a supportive learning environment when working with children and young people in a range of contexts.
Behaviour for Learning
The module aims to help you to develop an understanding of learning behaviour. You will consider the interdependence of social, emotional and cognitive factors that may have contributed to some pupils experiencing barriers to learning. Approaches and strategies that are likely to support motivation, access, participation and behaviour for learning in a variety of childhood learning contexts will be considered.
There are also a number of likely optional modules that you can choose from which include:
Practical Science and Technology
The Emotional Experience of Learning
The Evolving Role of the Teaching Assistant
Additional Educational Needs
Parents and Children within the Family Context
Supporting English as an Additional Language
Counting and Number
Modern Foreign Languages
The Learner in Physical Education
Social, Emotional Behaviour Difficulties
Mentoring in the workplace
We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. We will inform applicants of any changes to the course structure before enrolment.