This 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 The BA (Hons) Applied Education Studies programme 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. Direct Entry to Year 3: Applicants who have already achieved (or expect to pass) a full Level 5 qualification (such as a Higher National Diploma, Diploma of Higher Education or Foundation Degree) in a relevant subject area can apply for direct entry to Year 3 (Level 6) of the programme. Use entry point 3 on your UCAS application. Year 1 (Level 4) modules include: -Methods of Enquiry -Education in Context -Theories of Learning -Education for All -Safeguarding Year 2 (Level 5) modules 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 include: -Contemporary Issues in Education -Dissertation/primary research project New City Hub campus The Education department is based at the college's new £58 million City Hub campus, near Nottingham train station. The campus features state of the art teaching and learning facilities, science laboratories, with a restaurant, cafe and performing arts venue. 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: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Education Studies - 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 2024-25 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - 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.
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- City Hub
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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 to Year 2 must have passed (or expect to achieve) 120 academic credits from a relevant subject area. For example, by passing a full Level 4 qualification (such as a Higher National Certificate or equivalent). Applicants to Year 3 must have passed (or expect to achieve) 240 academic credits in a relevant subject area. For example, by passing a full Level 5 qualification (such as a Foundation Degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent).
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, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College before submitting an application. Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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