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    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:


      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 has developed a dedicated landing page  for Hampshire Teaching and Leadership College which gives information about their courses and has access to taster materials.