Farnborough College of Technology
Learning Support FdA
Farnborough College of Technology

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 20 graduates of Learning Support FdA and other courses in at Farnborough College of Technology for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
100 /100
20 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of all UK Graduates of Teacher Training

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25479 £24514 £28116
25-75 percentile range £23782 - £28383 £18792 - £27897 £20130 - £32846

Course Description

A full-time award designed and delivered at the University Centre of Farnborough. It is a University of Surrey validated award aimed at Teaching Assistants/ Learning Support practitioners who have completed NVQ Level 3 or equivalent. The award is nationally recognised by universities and provides an opportunity for professional development and progression onto an honours degree. A successful candidate will achieve 120 credits at level 4 (Year 1) and 120 credits at level 5 (Year 2) and have the opportunity to enter a Bachelors of Arts Honours degree at level 6 (Year 3) to achieve the complete credits (320 in total).

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Learning Support, FdA you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Learning Support FdA at Farnborough College of Technology

55% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
25% Teaching Professionals
10% Welfare and housing associate professionals
10% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals

Grading & Study Time

A wide range of teaching and learning methods are adopted throughout the programme to accommodate learning styles and to address the learning outcomes.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

Hold a full and relevant Level 3 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning or equivalent level 3 qualification with a minimum of one year experience (at least ten hours per week for an academic year) in a learning support role. Have the competency in English as required by the University of Surrey and can produce evidence of DBS clearance. Employed and/or in a voluntary placement as a learning support practitioner in primary, secondary, further education or a specialist school for a minimum of 15 hours per week concurrent with course attendance. Head Teacher/ Principal/ Employer letter to clarify employment/placement hours (15 per week minimum), access to institutional policies, support from a suitable work-based Mentor and appropriate Maths, English and ICT skills to support learning.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Learning Support, FdA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Learning Support FdA

England UK £6000 year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 year 1
Scotland £6000 year 1
Wales £6000 year 1
Channel Islands £6000 year 1
EU £6000 year 1
International £8000 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

University Centre Farnborough
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Main Site - Boundary Road
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