Blackburn College has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
This BA (Hons) Education Studies programme offers a breadth of learning experiences that provide you with the multi-professional development essential to pursue a career in a range of educational settings.
The course is delivered by practitioners and academics in the Education team who have specialist knowledge and experience of working in a range of educational settings such as schools, post-16 educational settings, and further and higher education.
The course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the education system in the UK and overseas and enable you to relate educational and learning theory to teaching practice. The degree will operate around six themes, extended through a succession of related modules.
Our goal is to encourage you to look at the theoretical, philosophical and practical approaches to what education is, what it does and the challenges are faced by learners, teachers and institutions in the 21st Century. We aim to stimulate discussion in relation to education and explore the potential for diversity and innovation alongside established practices and ideas.
The course operates from a wide span of interest and considers education, teaching and learning across all age groups and is not specific to any one sector. Including the state sponsored systems, informal learning and organisational approaches allows you to develop a wide spectrum of critical analysis on different forms of education in practice, and theory.
Please note: the course is not designed to provide Qualified Teachers Status but can be used as a platform for further post graduate study in to the Primary and Post Compulsory sectors.
All modules in the programme are mandatory.
Introduction to Study Skills
What is Education?
History of Education
Research and Presentation Skills
21st Century Education
Educational Learning Theory
Investigating Contemporary Issues in Education
Education and Employment
Education in a Digital Age
International Perspectives in Education
Education and Community
Future of Education
Alternative Education: Pedagogical Tactics for Utopian Futures
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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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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
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All applicants must show that they have a good level of spoken or written English, and if English is not your first language you’ll need to demonstrate the ability to study in English. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have relevant work / life experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Please note: If you are intending to progress into teaching roles after this programme and completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, you will need to have attained GCSEs at Grade C or above in Maths, English and Science. In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above, however you may wish to check the professional requirements of teaching roles with respect the new GCSE grading structure.