Foundation Degrees at Whitefield
We currently run two Foundation Degrees:
- Supporting Teaching and Learning Foundation Degree which is validated by Greenwich University;
- Early Years Foundation Degree which is validated by Kingston University.
Foundation Degrees are higher education qualifications which combine academic study with work-based learning. They provide a training pathway for those who would like to remain in work whilst studying for a higher education award. Face-to-face attendance at Professional Development Services in Walthamstow is only required one afternoon and one evening each week during term time. During Covid-19 Lockdown periods, these courses are delivered online.
These professionally recognised two-year courses are valued by employers and build to be a full degree with an additional third year of study. Many participants use this full degree as a springboard for further professional training or other related careers.
Applications for both degrees should be made through UCAS (UCAS | At the heart of connecting people to higher education). Applications will initially be sent to the relevant university who will then forward it on to Whitefield Professional Development Services. We will review applications and contact applicants for an interview. The interview will cover applicant’s interest in the course and their knowledge and skills. There is also a written task to complete. During Covid, these interviews are conducted online and there are no written tasks. Applicants are also required to produce evidence of prior accreditation.
UCAS | At the heart of connecting people to higher educationIf you would like further details or a chat about applying for places or eligibility, please contact Jo Fitzsimons at:
“The Foundation Degree was the stepping stone I needed to become a teacher and then a Lead Behaviour Interventionist. I now travel across the Middle East, America and Europe working with children with behavioural needs.”