This course is suitable for professionals working alongside teachers in a support role, who are leading on key policies in a school or college setting. It has been designed to help improve the children and young people’s workforce, meaning outcomes for children, families and communities also improve. You must be working in a children and young people’s setting during the course, as the emphasis is on work-based learning. You gain the knowledge and skills to develop your practice and assist children and young people to reach their full potential. You study key issues for practitioners including • study skills • student support • reflective practice • educational leadership • pupil inspiration • creative teaching and learning strategies • inclusive practice • child development • safeguarding and child protection. The degree provides you with a foundation for progression to qualified teacher status (QTS). You receive careers advice to help you access routes into teaching after completing the course. These routes also require the fulfilment of national entry requirements set by the government. One option is to progress on to a two year honours degree course with QTS at the end of your foundation degree. There are other progression routes being developed by the government and Sheffield Hallam is working in collaboration to develop these routes.