Professional Practice: Education Studies (Top up) at Barnsley College University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

Do you want to become a teacher? Are you ready to take on more responsibility in your education setting? Do you want to progress on to a PGCE? Our Professional Practice degree in Education Studies is a work-based learning Level 6 top-up degree. It’s designed to be studied on completion of a foundation degree (or equivalent Level 5 qualification), in an area related to education. COURSE CONTENT You’ll have the opportunity to develop your subject expertise by exploring contemporary issues in education. You’ll explore issues of support and inclusion for children with individual needs, as well as acquiring teaching skills, learning strategies and approaches to project work. You’ll also develop an understanding of the role education plays in the multi-agency workforce. Applying theory to practice, you’ll undertake a range of work-based activities, including workplace analysis of the practices and models of management, teamwork, children’s learning and experience. You’ll develop an understanding of the key issues related to ethical practice, as well as learn how to reflect critically on workplace practices in a professional fashion. You’ll receive extensive support throughout your studies, starting with a specially designed induction programme. We also encourage you to identify a workplace mentor who could support you with your studies and research.


The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study. On this course you will study a range of modules which may include: Evaluating Current Debates and Developments Work Related Project Special Needs and Inclusion Preparing to Teach

Assessment method

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, allowing you to apply and demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

How to apply

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Barnsley College Higher Education Church Street Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We no longer accept Tier 4 International applications

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

• Foundation Degree or other Level 5 qualification in an area related to education. • GCSE grade C/4 or higher in English Language (or Level 2 equivalent).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5995 Year 1
Scotland £5995 Year 1
Wales £5995 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are quoted based on 2021 entry information and are subject to change for 2022
Professional Practice: Education Studies (Top up) at Barnsley College University Centre - UCAS