Education Studies

Hugh Baird College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire
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Course summary

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For those who have completed a Foundation Degree in a relevant subject area, the BA (Hons) Top up course is designed to help you take your knowledge and skills in working with children and young people in education to full honours degree level. You will study educational systems from early years to adolescence. There is a particularly strong focus on issues relating to inclusion, including work with vulnerable young people and those with learning disabilities. You will undertake a placement in a setting working with children and/or young people to help you relate your theoretical knowledge to the workplace. Our experienced and professionally qualified staff will support you throughout the course. The team all have industry experience and will help you to make the most of your studies on this intensive and rewarding course. Our students benefit from studying in our dedicated multi million pound Hugh Baird University Centre. You will have access to learning resources at the Hugh Baird University Centre and at the University of Central Lancashire. The Education Studies - BA (Hons) Top up is focused on developing a range of skills for you to take into the work place in order to enhance your knowledge of education within various settings. Each week there will be a mixture of lectures, group discussion, debates and presentations designed to meet the learning styles of all class members. You will be encouraged to reflect on experiences from the workplace in order to maximise learning opportunities and discuss these experiences within a group setting. The assessments range from assignments, presentations, debates and portfolio development. You will also be given directed study and reading lists to help focus on specific areas in preparation for class. The aim of the BA (Hons) Top up in Education Studies is to develop the skills, strategies, and behaviours required to perform as confident, independent and active learners.

Course details


You will study a range of core modules, including: •The education of vulnerable young people • Policy and practice in educational settings • Reflective practice in educational settings • Developmental disorders of learning and cognition • Theories and approaches to learning • Dissertation module

Assessment method

Assessment is mixed and includes traditional academic essays, reflective essays, portfolios, creation of resources, oral group presentations, presentation papers, research proposals, and critical reviews.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

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Course code5835
Institution code H65
Campus nameUniversity Centre
Campus codeL

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff In order to qualify for this course, you will need to be aged 18+ and have: ◾A Foundation Degree or HND in relevant subject Applicants who hold a UCLan Foundation Degree in Children, Young People and their Services will be admitted with advanced standing up to 240 credits .

Additional Selection Criteria: Meeting the minimum entry requirement for a course does not necessarily guarantee a place. Entry to all courses is subject to a successful interview. When assessing an application, we take into account your grades, predicted grades, reference and personal statement. From your personal statement and interview, we consider your motivation and commitment to success, and any relevant experience you may have. For some courses, we may also ask for a portfolio of appropriate work or an audition. For some courses, students may be required to find a work placement prior to enrolment and/or undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. These requirements will be discussed at interview. Mature Students: We recognise that some mature students may not meet the standard entry requirements but may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience and, therefore, we would consider your application on an individual basis. We would take into account your work and life experience and may ask you to discuss this in more details at interview. Interview: All applicants are invited to attend an interview with either the Course Leader or Course Tutor. You will be notified of your interview by our Admissions Team who will also update UCAS Track with details of your application.

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Additional entry requirements


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

EU students, for whom English is not the first language, will be required to evidence an IELTS score or 6.0 or equivalent. Equivalences include: • TOEFL written examination score of 550 plus a test of written English (at 4) • TOEFL Computer Equivalent score of 230 • Proficiency in English (Cambridge) at Grade C or above

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Education Studies at Hugh Baird College - UCAS