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Are you ready to develop a better understanding of the complex factors that can prevent children from reaching their potential? Our BA (Hons) Professional Studies (Education) course is designed for you if you are working and supporting children in primary, secondary and special schools, or learners in further education colleges, and have a suitable Foundation Degree or diploma. It is one of the natural progression routes from our Foundation Degree in Professional Studies (Education). This course allows you to study and continue working. It is a flexible qualification covering issues in the primary and secondary phases, as well as within the lifelong learning sector, with the emphasis on formal education. This course allows you to study and continue working. It is a flexible qualification covering issues in the primary and secondary phases, as well as within the lifelong learning sector, with the emphasis on formal education. Whilst studying for this course you’ll remain in employment, or as a volunteer. The progression route offers opportunities critically to evaluate practice through a detailed analysis of the systems, procedures and changes that contribute to your field of study. This course will promote your professional formation as a reflective practitioner, and modules will cover topics such as leading people and teams, promoting quality, new models of practice and contemporary issues (such as current political and social trends). In addition, the undertaking of an independent research study will support your continuing development toward becoming a leading practitioner. This course allows you to study and continue to work. It is a flexible qualification covering the issues in Foundation, Primary, Secondary and the Lifelong Learning sector with the emphasis on formal education. Students undertaking the course remain in employment, or as volunteers, over the academic year in the same manner as the Foundation Degree. The Progression Route offers opportunities to critically evaluate practice through a detailed analysis of the systems, procedures and changes that contribute to your field of study. This course will promote your professional formation as a reflective practitioner and modules will cover topics such as leading people and teams, promoting quality, new models of practice and contemporary issues such as current political and social trends. In addition, the undertaking of an independent research study will support your continuing development as a leading practitioner. There is a variety of assessment methods which are spread out throughout the academic year. These include a peer-led seminar, essay, a group discussion, portfolio and research report. All assessments allow you to reflect on your practice and theory as you evidence your learning. Graduate opportunities have enabled our students to attain managerial positions within their sector, to lead practice with their setting. Many go on to further study to become teachers through our PGCE routes, or gain a professional status. Others take on professional roles in areas such as special educational needs, mentoring, subject support, school, family and welfare liaison roles in the wider educational community and with local authorities working with the full range of age groups and sectors. Find out more: https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/course/profstuded/
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
You will normally have 240 HE credits from a Foundation degree or an HE Diploma in a relevant field of study such as Education. However, if you have alternative qualifications please contact our Enquiries team for advice on +44 (0) 1522 583658 or email [email protected] Applicants are expected to have a current (or prospective) voluntary or paid role in a school or college for at least 12 hours a week and have three years of experience in a voluntary or paid role working with children or young people.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
Entry Test 2. Written Test at interview
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|