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Foundation Degree Resources

Learning Support  Resources 


Foundation Degree Resources  

 

A general guide to Foundation Degrees can be found at http://www.foundationdegree.org.uk/

Role of Foundation Degrees in UK Education OECD THEMATIC Review of Tertiary Education: Country Report: United Kingdom, Tony Clark,  May 2006, OECD report http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/22/3/37211152.pdf

Towards a Strategy for Workplace Learning, Report to HEFCE by CHERI and KPMG, The Open University, May 2006 http://www.open.ac.uk/cheri/pdfs/rd09_06_report.pdf

The Leitch Review of Skills, Prosperity for all in the global economy – world class skills, Dec 2006 http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/independent_reviews/leitch_review/review_leitch_index.cfm

The QAA provides a generic qualification benchmark for foundation degrees  http://www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews/foundationdegree/benchmark/fdqb.asp

The QAA has reviewed the provision of foundation degrees see http://www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews/foundationDegree/default.asp

QAA review of foundation degrees converted from HND http://www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews/foundationDegree/conversion/default.asp .

The QAA has also produced a report ‘Learning from reviews of Foundation Degrees in England carried out in 2004-05’ see  http://www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews/foundationdegree/learningfrom05/

The UK National Validation Service for Foundation Degrees: Validation and Quality Assurance Service http://www.fdf.ac.uk/uploads/final-fdfNVSBrochure.pdf .

The Foundation degree Forward (FdF) website http://www.fdf.ac.uk/

The Foundation degree Forward (FdF) website provides guidance for the development of foundation degree frameworks http://www.fdf.ac.uk/uploads/GuidenceforthedevelopmentofFdframeworksV1final.doc   

Sector Skills Development Agency (SSDA) http://www.ssda.org.uk/ .

List of Sector Skills Councils (SSCs)  http://www.ssda.org.uk/ssda/default.aspx?page=16

Sector Skills Councils http://www.fdf.ac.uk/page14.html

Foundation Direct: HEFCE funded Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of Portsmouth, http://www.port.ac.uk/departments/studentsupport/foundationdirect/research/Literaturereviews/

Education Subject Centre (ESCALATE) LTSN resource database searched for foundation degree.  http://escalate.ac.uk/index.cfm?action=resources.search&q=foundation+degree+&rtype=itehelp&rtype=project&rtype=publication&rtype=resource&rtype=review

 


Learning Support Foundation Degree Resources

 

Foundation Degrees in Education and Training, Pat Davies, University of Sheffield, http://escalate.ac.uk/1731

Teaching Development Agency for Schools website: Learning Support Staff http://www.tda.gov.uk/support/learningsupportstaff.aspx

Teaching Development Agency for Schools website: Higher level teaching assistants http://www.tda.gov.uk/support/hlta.aspx

TeacherNet website: Teaching Assistants http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/wholeschool/teachingassistants/

Teaching Assistant Professional Standards (HLTA) http://www.tda.gov.uk/upload/resources/pdf/h/hltaprofessional_standards.pdf

FENTO Standards for teaching and supporting learning in further education in England and Wales http://www.lluk.org/documents/standards/teach_stan.pdf

Applying the Fento standards for teaching and supporting learning Fento Website: http://www.lluk.org/documents/standards/standards_teach_and_support.doc

SKILL (National Bureau for Students with Disabilities): Into Teaching, a guide for disabled people thinking about entering the teaching profession, https://secure.skill.org.uk/

NADP – The National Association of Disability Practitioners: The Professional Association for Disability and Support Staff in UK Further and Higher Education http://www.nado.org.uk/

Providing Work Placements for Disabled Students – A good practice guide for further and higher education institutions, DfES: http://www.lifelonglearning.co.uk/placements/placeme1.pdf

Work experience and exchanges, Support4learning: http://www.support4learning.org.uk/careers/work_experience_and_exchanges.cfm

QAA Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education, Section 9: Placement learning – July 2001 http://www.qaa.ac.uk/academicinfrastructure/codeOfPractice/section9/default.asp

University of Worcester Programme Specification: Learning Support:  http://www2.worc.ac.uk/aqu/pdf/FDLearningSupportSept2006.pdf

The Management, Role and Training of Learning Support Assistants, Dr. Peter Farrell, Dr. Maggie Balshaw and Dr. Filiz Polat Centre for Educational Needs, University of Manchester., DfES, 1999: http://www.dfes.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/RB161.doc

The Research Informed Practice Site – Learning support staff: http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/research/themes/learning_support_staff/

British Dyslexic Association – Criteria for Accredited Learning Support Assistant (ALSA). Recommendations for the Training of Learning Support Assistants (LSAs):http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/alsa.html

Toolkits for Success, managing off-campus learning for students with disabilities, http://www.disabilitytoolkits.ac.uk/

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