The Psychology of Teaching and Learning (TCEC1103)
This module will identify and examine psychological perspectives relevant to teaching and learning. It will analyse and evaluate the influences that contribute to the psychological development of a child. The module emphasizes the importance of social psychology and society, enabling students to gain insight into how a childs environment, culture, and social context, influence how they learn.
Professionalism and Interpersonal Relationships (TCEC1104)
The focus of this module is to explore professionalism, professional identity formation and interpersonal relationships in educational contexts. It includes concepts of communication and interpersonal skills and divergent value sets that underpin significant working relationships. The module examines how values and ethics contribute to effective working relationships
Theories of Childhood Education (TCEC1105)
This module examines influential approaches to teaching and learning. It explores theoretical perspectives, seminal educators and contemporary educational thinkers. Students will explore a variety of approaches to learning, including informal, incidental and spontaneous play experiences, to more structured teaching learning and assessment methodologies.
Professional Practice (Compulsory Placement) (TCEC1106)
This module focuses on work-placement within an educational context, it provides students with an opportunity to link theory and practice. The principles of professional engagement and the application of ethical values in the workplace are central to this module. The module provides an opportunity for students to evidence their personal development, professional skills and knowledge of educational practice.
Curriculum, Curriculum Planning and Age Phase Transition (TCEC1107)
This module explores and identifies the significance of curriculum, curriculum planning and age phase transition, in relation to high quality teaching and learning in childhood education. The module includes the theory and practice of transitions at the start and end of the primary National Curriculum. Consideration is given to personal, social and emotional aspects in this module
Special Educational Needs and Disability (TCEC1108)
This module Identifies principles and concepts underlying theoretical frameworks and approaches to children with special education needs. The emphasis will be on the individual child and examining how their needs are identified and addressed. The significance of policy, and practice, which will shape educational provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) will be examined.
Education and Society (TCEC2083)
The module explores education and the impact of societal factors on children's learning. It will examine current UK government legislation, policies and trends in education and their recommendations for the future. The module considers the impact of factors such as poverty and deprivation on children's learning and aims to increase educators awareness of such factors.
Alternative Learning Environments (TCEC2084)
This module evaluates a range of approaches, theories and contexts for educational practice. Students will compare and contrast how environment, learning and teaching strategies and the curriculum offer opportunities to create learning contexts that challenge existing models of mainstream and formal learning, teaching and assessment.
Curriculum: English and Mathematics (TCEC2085)
This module aims to build on the importance of the students knowledge of language and mathematical development. It promotes and develops the students competence and confidence in mathematics. The module identifies the linguistic, literacy concepts and skills within the EYFS and National Curriculum. The module explains how high quality in English and reading are essential to education and society.
Curriculum: Science and Technology (TCEC2086)
This module focuses on the scientific and computing components within the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum. The module explains how practical elements of science are integrated into theory and the curriculum. Students examine how computer hardware and software and other technologies, are taught in the EYFS and the National Curriculum.
Critical Professional Practice (Compulsory Placement) (TCEC2087)
This module explores a range of teaching skills and methodologies. It examines and evaluates teaching, learning and assessment as a co-operative process. Students will have the opportunity to use their work placement practice to develop their knowledge skills and understanding of the role of reflective practice in a compulsory work placement.
Educational Research (TCEC2088)
This module provides students with the opportunity to engage in educational research. The importance of adhering to academic research conventions and guidelines are explained. The module requires students to formulate a small scale qualitative research project. Consideration to ethical issues, in terms of engaging in academic educational qualitative research, is emphasised throughout this module.
Fees, costs and funding
How to apply
Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.
For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/business-partners/partnerships/academic-partnerships/study-guide/progression-to-honours-degree
Our partnership with Truro and Penwith College
Partner college open days
This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.
University of Plymouth open days
You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.
Studying with Truro and Penwith College
We’re one of the leading colleges in the country, delivering teaching and learning to the highest level. With three modern campuses at Truro, Penwith (at Penzance) and Tregye, we provide you with a unique university experience.