The FD (Arts) Supporting Children in Primary Education is designed to allow support staff working in primary schools a progression route to qualified teacher status (QTS).
Throughout the course there is an emphasis on the development of practical, personal and professional attributes required to promote the development of a world class workforce. This includes developing a knowledge of supporting children in literacy and numeracy in the primary school as well as supporting pedagogy.
In year one you will study modules related to child development, diversity and personal achievement and safeguarding and promoting well-being as well as developing you as a reflective practitioner.
In the second year you will study supporting children in literacy & numeracy in the primary school, research methods, enabling learning, leading practice and developing critical reflection as well as modules related to either Childhood and Family Studies or Special Needs and Inclusion Studies.
"I am so grateful to you for everything you did for me from the start of my FD until the very last moment of my BA Hons.
You will never know what your support meant."
Alex, FD (Arts) Supporting Children in Primary Education graduate
Graduates will be able to progress to a top-up degree in BA (Hons) Childhood and Family Studies or the BA (Hons) Special Needs and Inclusion which they can progress to PGCE/School Direct after their Honours programme. These graduates will combine years of experience with academic knowledge, in a market where mathematics teachers are in high demand, making them very employable.
On completion of the course, students will be enabled to:
Hold a level three qualification (A levels, NVQ level three, NNEB diploma, BTEC National Diploma, Diploma in Child Care and Education).
A minimum of 1 year’s experience supporting children in primary school.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.