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FdA Supporting Inclusive Learning and Practice

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East Coast College (Lowestoft)


Two years full-time.

Four years part-time.

Typical Offer: 

80 UCAS tariff points (or above)
CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC).



 Supporting Inclusive Learning

The course is designed to develop and extend students knowledge and skills to work inclusively with their "clients" as well as working as part of a multi-agency, multi-professional team. Students are encouraged to reflect on  their own practice and the practice in their workplace and make links between these and the various theories that form a major part of the course.

This course allows students to progress within their current role and engage with learners more successfully. Graduates will be able to progress to the Honours degree in Inclusive Practice and Integrated Working at the University of Suffolk at East Coast College, Lowestoft or onto the progression year of other degree courses. 

Course modules

Modules include: Personal and Professional Development, Foundations of Learning and Development, Supporting Additional Needs, Behaviour Awareness, Effective Communication, Multi-Agency Working, Research Methods, Work-based Learning, and a Negotiated Project. Teaching methods used will combine teacher-led and student-led activities and will include lectures, seminars, small group work, workshops and tutorials. All modules are assessed and use a range of methods, including structured essays, reports, case studies, critiques, reviews, presentations and the production of resources. The work placement is an important part of the course as many of the assignments depend upon the student being able to carry out activities with "clients" or draw upon practice in a setting. Full-time students are required to work in an appropriate setting for 20 hours per week. For part-time students this is 10 hours per week. As part of the course students will be gaining knowledge and skills that they can use towards the various teaching qualifications in the Lifelong Learning Sector.  

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Foundations of Learning & Development (Mandatory)
Personal & Professional Development (Mandatory)
Work Based Learning or Work Based Learning 1A (Mandatory)
Effective Communication (Mandatory)
Supporting Additional Needs (Mandatory)
Behaviour Awareness (Mandatory)
Multi-Agency Working (Mandatory)
Research Methods (Mandatory)
Negotiated Project (Mandatory)
Work Based Learning (Mandatory)

Fees and finance


  • Full-time tuition fee: £8,220 p.a.
  • International tuition fee: £13,330 p.a.

Further Information

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  • Financial Support 
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  • At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for. 

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC).

All applicants are required to hold GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.

If you do not hold these qualifications please contact Admissions directly on 01473 338348 to discuss.

How to Apply

Applications are welcome from all who can benefit from and successfully complete the course.

International Requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

International and EU

Transferring Credit

If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.