Farnborough College of Technology
Education (Learning Support) (Top-up) BA (Hons)
Farnborough College of Technology

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This degree is suitable for students with a foundation degree or HND in a relevant subject who would like to gain a full honours degree.

The education sector increasingly requires staff who can appreciate the implications of the many far-reaching developments currently taking place.

The BA (Hons) in Education (Learning Support) meets this need for practitioners fulfilling a number of different roles within the sector. The main award of the BA (Hons) in Education builds on the appropriate supporting Foundation Degrees, providing a progression route to degree level.

As such, it develops and extends the knowledge base acquired through previous study and professional development and continues to integrate a work-based model in which students are required to reflect upon daily occurrences in the work place and use their experiences to inform and evaluate their own practice. The programme is offered as a full-time honours degree programme and is modular in structure focusing on a number of essential themes in contemporary education and training.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Education (Learning Support) (Top-up), BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of written assignments for each module and the submission of a completed research project.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Education (Learning Support) (Top-up), BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Education (Learning Support) (Top-up) BA (Hons)

England UK £8000 year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 year 1
Scotland £8000 year 1
Wales £8000 year 1
Channel Islands £8000 year 1
EU £8000 year 1
International £9250 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

About Farnborough College of Technology

Farnborough College of Technology is a further and higher education institution located in the town of Farnborough, in the Southeastern region of England. Their main campus is found on Boundary road, and is where the significant majority of the college’s courses take place. These include A-Levels for those who want to go to university, T-Levels, Vocational courses, Adult Courses, and more. The college has earned itself an ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted education inspectors on numerous occasions, due to exceptional standards of teaching and the advanced facilities that they offer.

Where is this programme taught

Main Site - Boundary Road
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