Education Higher Education courses at Riverside College

Successful students can progress to employment within family and children centres, care support, educational administration and management, play work, learning support and many other educational contexts. Alternatively, you may enter primary teacher training through PGCE Primary, Schools Direct, Schools Direct (salaried) and SCITT routes.

Foundation Degree in Education (FdA)

Riverside College Awarded by Staffordshire UniversityStart Date: September
Duration: 2 years
Days/Evenings per week: ½ day per week

The Foundation Degree in Education offers comprehensive coverage of the knowledge and skills required by those supporting learning and teaching.

Top-Up BA (Hons) Education

Riverside College Awarded by Staffordshire UniversityStart Date: September
Duration: 1 year
Days/Evenings per week: ½ day per week

This year long course offers students with a level 5 qualification the opportunity to top up your qualification to a full bachelor’s degree.

100% pass rate, 90 of students progressed from the FDA to the BA (HONS), 3 First class honours degrees awarded on the BA Hons in 2020

Meet our tutors:

Paula Ledson

Foundation and Top Up Degree in Education Tutor

Paula Ledson, Foundation and Top Up Degree in Education Tutor

Education and teaching have always been my passion, this is reflected within my lectures they are always energised and interesting with lots of discussions, my learners always leave feeling eager to learn and explore more.

Meet Our Students:

Nicky Codack

New 2021 Course Guide

New 2021 Riverside College Higher Education Course Guide

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