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Certificate in Supporting Learning in Primary Schools: Standard pathway

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This OU certificate is made up of 60 credits.

What you will study

There are two ways to start a qualification. You can begin your studies at Stage 1, or, if you haven’t studied for a long time, you can get started by studying an Access module as an additional preparatory stage of your chosen qualification. We know from experience that students who have completed an Access module do better in their subsequent modules, so it could be the vital first step you take to help you succeed in your future studies.

To find out the recommended Access module for this pathway, choose your country in the Fees section below.

Stage 1

To achieve this certificate you study one compulsory 60-credit module, Supporting learning in primary schools (E111)undergraduate.qualification.pathways.S11-1,module,E111,,1.

The module is designed to build your study skills while extending your knowledge of primary education and increasing your understanding of how to support children’s learning effectively.

You’ll develop appropriate and creative practices when working with children individually and in small and larger groups. You’ll also engage with a range of fascinating themes, including:

  • children’s learning
  • inclusive education
  • play and creativity
  • learning in English, maths and science
  • the role of ICT
  • home-school collaboration
  • working collaboratively with teachers as team colleagues.

Your study will be supported by readings, video material and the module’s virtual learning environment, which will provide you with exciting opportunities to enhance your learning through discussion with other students and tutors. This online component of the module will also help you to develop your ICT skills within a supportive environment. You’ll have the opportunity to attend a number of face-to-face tutorials at key points during the module.

Modules quoted in qualification descriptions are those that are currently available for study. As the structure of our qualifications is reviewed on a regular basis, the University is unable to guarantee that the same selection of modules will continue to be available in future years.

How long it takes

It will take you nine months to complete the one module required for this certificate.


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