If you need to get a degree to enable you to access teacher training and prefer to do so whilst remaining in your current job and studying part time you may wish to consider foundation degrees with BA top up or the Open University. Foundation degrees work best if you wish to work in primary schools. Secondary school teacher training providers are likely to want at least 50% of your degree to be in the subject you intend to teach which is where the flexibility of the Open University comes in.
- Foundation Degrees
Support staff can study while working to gain a Foundation degree and follow up BA Honours (top up) which can lead on to initial teacher training for candidates with relevant GCSE passes. Foundation degrees take between 2 and 4 years and BA Hons (top-up) 1 to 2 years depending on provider. The courses are a mixture of University and work-based learning and usually require attendance at University one day a week or evenings depending on provider.
Local foundation degree providers:
Alton College: Diana Spoors - firstname.lastname@example.org, 01420 592200
Basingstoke College of Technology: Sharon Falconer – email@example.com, 01256 306593
Brockenhurst College: Anne Oldfield - firstname.lastname@example.org, 01590 625339
Chichester College: Rob Giles - email@example.com, 01243 786321 extn 2627
Eastleigh College: Sian Spinney firstname.lastname@example.org, 02380 911196
Farnborough College of Technology: Julie Collingwood - email@example.com, 01252 407443
Havant South Downs College: Pippa Millard - firstname.lastname@example.org, 02393 879999
Peter Symonds College: Paula Baker - email@example.com, 01962 886166
St Vincent Sixth Form College: David Mather - firstname.lastname@example.org, 02392 603543
University of Chichester: Sian Howie - email@example.com, 01243 812065
University of Portsmouth: Chris Neanon - firstname.lastname@example.org, 023 9284 5204 (BA Hons top up only)
Most local providers will hold Open Days/Evenings for potential students in the near future. Please contact the individual providers for further details.
- The Open University
The Open University
The Open University has developed a dedicated landing page for Hampshire Teaching and Leadership College which gives information about their courses and has access to taster materials.