BA (Hons) Education and Professional Studies Top-up degree Awarded by UCLan

23506W0 | Parsons Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | Sept 18
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

The BA (Hons) course provides an extension opportunity for those who are working in an educational setting and engaged in delivering learning. The aim of the programme is to enhance a student's professional understanding through academic study. Students will be required to undertake a research project and learn of the changes and development of education.

What will I study?

The compulsory module is the Education dissertation. Five of the following specialist units will be offered: The Professional Role and its Context, The Education of Vulnerable Young People, Policy and Practice in Educational Settings, Learning Through Work, Families Schools and Society, Mentoring in the Community, Sociology and Education, Models of Teaching and Learning.

How long is the course?

One academic year.

How will I be assessed?

The programme is assessed through a variety of methods from presentations, to a dissertation, reflective reports and essays.

What qualifications do I need?

This programme does not recruit into the first year of the course. It is designed to allow entry onto the programme for applicants who meet one of the following criteria:1) Students who have completed Year 1 of an Education programme at UCLan, passing the two core modules ED1201 and ED1202. 2) Applicants hold a Cert Ed (post compulsory) will be admitted to the programme with advanced standing. The Cert Ed qualification combined with the 150 hours teaching requirement accompanying this programme permits applicants admission with credit up to 180 credits (120 at Year 1/Level 4 and 60 at Year 2/Level 5). 3) Applicants who hold a UCLan Foundation Degree in Children, Young People and their Services will be admitted with advanced standing up to 240 credits. 4) Applicants who hold relevant Foundation Degrees awarded by other higher education institutions will be considered on a case by case basis. Mature students with experience, a portfolio of work and employer references will be considered. Students must also possess a Grade C or above in English at GCSE or equivalent.

What can I progress onto?

You can continue on to postgraduate study or graduates may progress towards teaching most commonly going on to gain places on primary PGCE courses (teacher training) Other possible graduate destinations include advice and guidance roles; community suppor

Other Information

As a student on a course awarded by UCLan you are also a student of the university. This means that you have access to facilities including library, social facilities and the Students' Union.

Course Fees

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

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Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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