To study this qualification you need to be working directly with children in a primary school for a minimum of five hours a week from the outset. This is essential in order to be able to complete the assignments. You may be in paid employment or working as a volunteer.
For the work-based learning modules, your school will be required to provide confirmation of the number of hours you work; verify your role in the school; and agree to provide appropriate support for your studies.
Note: anyone working in a school will need to organise a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS, formerly CRB check) or equivalent depending on the country in which you work. It’s your responsibility and that of your employer to ensure you meet these requirements.
If you’re working in a primary school in Western Europe, you’re eligible to study this foundation degree providing you meet the entry requirements outlined, and that you’re working in a school that uses English as the language of tuition and follows a curriculum that is closely comparable to curricula followed in primary schools in the UK.