Nottingham College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Applied Education Studies

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Course summary

This new degree programme is a great option for anyone who is interested in working in the education sector but may be unsure which career route they would like to take. It’s been designed to develop knowledge, understanding and critical reflection of the contemporary educational landscape through the lens of Early Years, Compulsory Education and Vocational/Post Compulsory settings. This award is validated by The Open University. About the course It seeks to prepare graduates for the diverse range of careers within educational settings such as: Further Education Sector teachers, Nursery Nurses, Teaching Assistants, education administration, community development, health and social care environments, human resources, youth and community work or the voluntary sector. Entry requirements • You must have achieved 48 UCAS tariff points from a Level 3 qualification or equivalent (including a relevant T Level qualification). • You are required to have GCSE passes at a minimum grade 4 (formerly grade C) or equivalent in English and Mathematics. • Acceptance for the course is conditional upon a successful Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check) and interview. Applicants who have already achieved (or expect to pass) a full Level 5 (such as an HND or Foundation Degree) in a relevant subject area are very welcome to apply for direct entry to Year 3 (Level 6) of the programme. Use entry point 3 when making your UCAS choice. Year 1 (Level 4) modules are planned to include: -Methods of Enquiry -Education in Context -Theories of Learning -Education for All -Safeguarding Year 2 (Level 5) modules are planned to include: -Dismantling Barriers to Education -Research in Education And choose from: -Early Years' Education -Post-Compulsory Education and training -Teaching, Learning and Assessment Year 3 (Level 6) modules are planned to include: -Contemporary Issues in Education -Dissertation/primary research project Assessments A mixture of traditional and innovative assessment methods will be used, including individual and group presentations, discussions, report writing, case studies, presentations, research and project work, reflective journals and work-based projects. Qualification awarded: The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Education Studies is validated by The Open University. Bursaries We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2023-24 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - - for more information. Your career and progression Graduates will be well-placed for careers in a wide range of educational settings in the public, private and voluntary sectors. The programme offers an excellent foundation for career progression to more senior educational roles. It can also provide a route into training and consultancy, youth and community work, local government, play work, speech therapy, social work, offender learning and day care management. Other possible careers could include: special educational needs coordinator (SENCO), nursery manager, family support manager, youth leader, community liaison officer, careers adviser, personal tutor, mentor or behavioural support manager. Please note: this programme does not qualify you as a teacher. However, the qualification is an excellent route towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) via a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), or other postgraduate study options.

Course details

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants who have achieved (or expect to pass) a full Level 5 qualification (such as an HND or Foundation Degree) in a relevant subject are welcome to apply for direct entry to Year 3 (Level 6).

International applicants

Nottingham College is currently unable to sponsor International students requiring a Student Visa to study in the United Kingdom (formerly called the Tier 4 scheme). Please check with our International Team for up-to-date information before submitting an application. Please contact [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)5.5An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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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
Republic of Ireland £8250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College's International Office before submitting an application at: [email protected] Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
Applied Education Studies at Nottingham College - UCAS