Education Studies (Top-up) at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS

Course summary

You will turn your Level 5 qualification – such as a diploma, teaching apprenticeship or foundation degree – into a full Bachelor’s degree. If you have been in the industry but don't have a level 5 qualification we are able to help you develop a portfolio of evidence to enable you to access this top up qualification. Please contact admissions directly if you do not have the requirements. This generalist education programme has been designed to help those with experience in educational settings to develop their skills and knowledge and complement their current qualifications and experience with a BA (Hons) degree. Education has a fundamental role to play in personal, social and professional development. Through education, you can make a difference in the lives of many learners from different and diverse backgrounds. This degree offers you the opportunity to develop the professional knowledge, skills and understanding required to follow a career in education. You will become aware of the factors affecting learners' achievement so that you can promote continuous improvement and educational achievement among all students in a wide array of educational institutions. The course will also give you the tools to become a reflective practitioner and an independent, critical problem-solver. Within the course you will allow you to explore topical issues relating to education and society; and has been designed with current and previous students, school leaders and a range of education stakeholders to help design a course which will provide you with the skills needed in today's educational environments. The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 20 students. What can this course lead to? After graduating, you will be able to gain a position as a Teaching Assistant within in Primary or Secondary schools. You will also be able to apply for a PGCE in Primary or Secondary Education, or apply for an MA in a field related to education. Previous students have also been offered places in the School Direct and Teach East programmes, and have progressed to teaching roles via this route. Other career options related to Education can include working in the Education Department of a local council or going on to work in education based research.


YEAR 1 (LEVEL 6) Leadership in Education (30 credits) Professional Development & Reflective Practice (15 credits) Individual Needs and Educational Psychology (30 credits) Undergraduate Research Project (30 credits) Developing & Using Resources in Practice (15 credits) A typical 15 credit module is 150 hours includes 36 hours of tutor led delivery and 114 hours of recommended independent study. A typical 30 credit module is 300 hours includes 72 hours of tutor led delivery and 228 hours of recommended independent study. A full-time student should expect to undertake 30 additional hours per week during term-time.

Assessment method

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 6) 100% Coursework The following classifications are determined by the above calculation: 70%+ First 60-69% 2:1 50-59% 2:2 40-49% Third

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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University Centre Peterborough
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Unfortunately, UCP are currently not able to recruit International Students. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

There may be additional costs for this course which are not covered by the tuition fee (e.g: Stationery, non-mandatory trips, and transport costs).
Education Studies (Top-up) at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS