The BA (Hons) Degree in Education and Professional Development programme provides you with the opportunity to draw on your existing experiences to further develop your knowledge and critical understanding of: educational research and policy; key theories of learning; pedagogical concepts and principles. In addition to this you will also consider the effects of cultural, societal, political, historical, technological and economic contexts on learning within a range of educational settings. You will produce a portfolio of evidence which will enable you to apply principled approaches to researching professional environments and to advancing your professional practice. This will be achieved through a range of assignments which will include research proposals and an independent dissertation project. During the course you will be supported in further developing your critical reading and research skills to investigate ideas and practices within the wider context of education. This course further promotes: a proactive student-led learning community; establishing critical friendships and developing the student-as-researcher. You will be taught through a combination of approaches including evening sessions, half-day workshops (normally taking place on Saturdays), and blended-learning through our online virtual learning environment.
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!
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|
We expect applicants to hold a level 5 qualification and show that they can work comfortably at academic level 5, with the potential to progress to degree level work. Alternative access routes e.g. compilation of a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) portfolio will be discussed as part of course advice and guidance. All applicants are given an assessment task, are interviewed, and given advice and guidance on their suitability for the course, with appropriate access routes identified. Acceptance on the course is subject to a satisfactory enhanced-DBS check. Applicants at level 6 who do not have English as their first language will be required to have as a minimum an IELTS score of 6.0 with none of the tested component scores less than 5.5 in addition to the required entry qualifications. If your application is successful, you will be required to complete an initial assessment and formal interview.
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Fees and funding
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