A blog for students on the FDLT and BALT courses at the University of Northampton

at Leicester and UN

Applying for FDLT

If you are considering applying for the Foundation Degree Learning and Teaching (FDLT) at the University of Northampton please contact the Admissions Tutor, Jean Edwards, by email – jean.edwards@northampton.ac.uk

Open events:

Do come along to an open day at the Waterside campus or an an open event at 4pm until 5pm at Devonshire Place, Leicester: TBA

Book an open day.

Find out more about the course..


If you have any questions that are not answered below please email the Admissions Tutor, Jean Edwards (jean.edwards@northampton.ac.uk)

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Thinking of teacher training?

If you are planning to apply for initial teacher training you will need to have GCSEs in English language, mathematics and science for primary teaching courses. You will need English language and mathematics for secondary teaching along with a subjects. You should check with possible providers in your area for other requirements so you can plan ahead. Use the website Get Into Teaching to do this.

This what Louise, one of our students who is completing the BALT course said:

I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in following a career further into Education, or to just build on their own experiences and/or qualifications, especially from a support and learning perspective.  I have found the experience invaluable to my position as a Teaching Assistant.  It has built on my confidence in all areas that I work within, and has given me a greater insight into how my role can have an impact on those pupils and other practitioners I work with.  Each day I use skills and knowledge I have gained from doing the Foundation Degree.
Meeting and sharing with others the experience of learning, has had a true impact on my outlook towards further goals.  Being given the opportunity to access further education as a mature student  in an area of interest to me has been incredible. As I now look to complete a final third year, with the prospect of beginning an Masters degree in September, I can only thank the tutors and other students who helped me through this opportunity, which all started with the Foundation Degree in Learning and Teaching provided by the University of Northampton.  When asked by others “Has it been hard?” I can only reply with “Yes, but the positives far outweigh the negatives”.

My own children talk to me about tasks they do at school as being hard, and I encourage them to keep going and to keep trying different ways of getting to where they want to be. Three years ago I would never have believed I would be where I am now, I’ve just kept trying and with the encouragement of those around me, I’m now succeeding.

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