Education has a fundamental role to play in personal, social and professional development. Through education you can make a difference in the lives of many learners from different and diverse backgrounds. This degree offers you the opportunity to develop the professional knowledge, skills and understanding required to follow a career in education.
You will become aware of the factors affecting learners’ achievement so that you can promote continuous improvement and educational achievement among all students in a wide array of learning institutions. The course will also give you the tools to become a reflective practitioner and an independent, critical problem-solver.
Within the course you will explore topical issues relating to education and society; raising achievement through inclusion and look at the underlying principles of the educational system. The course looks at educational issues at various life stages rather than concentrating on a single phase. This will give you the opportunity to become aware of and investigate educational issues of particular personal interest and related to your career aspirations.
The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.
You must take modules worth 120 credits at each level of the course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits.
Final year for full-time students (Level 6)
Raising Achievement Through Supporting Learning and Inclusion (30 credits)
Enhanced Work-based Research: Environment and Practice (30 credits)
Investigating and Evaluating Current Debates and Developments (30 credits)
Undergraduate Major Project (30 credits)
A typical 15 credit module is 150 hours includes 36 hours of tutor led delivery and 114 hours of recommended independent study. A typical 30 credit module is 300 hours includes 72 hours of tutor led delivery and 228 hours of recommended independent study. A full-time student should expect to undertake 30 additional hours per week during term-time.
Throughout the duration of your course you will be assessed by the following methods:
Final year for full-time students (Level 6)
We will provide, by the beginning of the first week of each semester, a current module guide with all the information you need for each module, including details of assessment tasks, the deadlines for these tasks, the required format and any relevant guidance.
Formative assessment opportunities are written into all module plans to provide students with on-going feedback. End of semester assessments will have formative opportunities in weeks 9 or 10 of the semester. In addition revision sessions will be held in week 12.
When a student has achieved 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 they become eligible for a foundation degree. The award classification is determined by calculating the credit weighted arithmetic mean of the module results for all modules at level 5. The following classifications are determined by the above calculation: Distinction
A student who has achieved FdA Early Years and Education may choose to apply for the level 6 BA (Hons) Education Studies Top-up course as a new student in order to achieve a second qualification. On achievement of 120 credits at level 6, their final BA (Hons) degree classification will be by calculating the credit weighted arithmetic mean of the module results for all modules at level 6 only.
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!
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|Campus name||University Centre Peterborough|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Unfortunately, UCP are unable to recruit International Students.
|UCAS Tariff||240 credits (120 at Level 4 and 120 at Level 5) before joining this course. (Foundation Degree/HND or equivalent in a relevant subject). All applications are subject to approval of Accredited Prior Learning.|
|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|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||5.5 in each element|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£8,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8,000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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