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BA or BA (Hons) in Education and Professional Development

Course Name 
BA or BA (Hons) in Education and Professional DevelopmentAvailable for Enquiries

Course Details

Location Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 6
Start Date September
Duration 2 years (Honours Degree)
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body University of Huddersfield
Offering Code HGL6EAT1D000
Programme Design and Overview

Our course is aimed at the professional development needs of teachers or trainers in Further, Higher, Adult and Secondary Education and those who work in related areas such as health, careers, uniformed services and private training organisations.

It uses a blended learning model of delivery to enhance practitioners' knowledge and skills in three broad areas: critical reflection, policy and practice, and research and academic scholarship. The course is underpinned by a commitment to professional development and lifelong learning which draws upon a range of differing perspectives, academic disciplines and sustainable practices applied to the practitioners' context. The purpose of the degree is to develop reflexive practitioners who shape and influence policy and its implementation within a changing professional context, whilst responding to the needs of learners, employers and organisations.
 
This course is particularly suitable for those wishing to progress from a Certificate in Education to a degree. It normally takes two years to attain the degree and you can choose to complete either an unclassified degree or a degree with honours.

Indicative Content

Course content

Year 1

  • Advanced Professional Practice
  • Improving Teaching and Learning
  • Critical Education

Year 2 - Unclassified degree

  • Reflexive Study
     

Year 2 - Honours degree

  • Research Methodologies
  • Major Study
  • Reflexive Study
Delivery Methods The course is delivered using a blended learning approach which has six different elements: an induction day school in Year 1, five day schools in the first year and four in the second, online learning and networking, online and paper based assessment, a teaching and learning festival in each year and online and face-to-face support at the centre you have chosen to study with.
 
The induction day school, day schools and teaching and learning festivals will be held on Saturdays and will be based at your nearest regional centre. Face-to-face support for each module will be given at Wakefield College.
Nature of Assessments on the Programme Modules are assessed through a range of assignments, investigative reports and presentations. All students receive personal tutorial support and guidance. You need to achieve 300 credits for the unclassified degree and 360 for Honours.
Entry Requirements

If you hold the Certificate in Education and have two years' full-time teaching experience (or part-time equivalent), this may be worth 180 credit points towards the degree. 
Applications are also welcomed if you have five years' experience but do not hold the Certificate in Education or equivalent qualification.  With appropriate experience, you may be entitled to 180 credit points towards your degree.

You will complete an initial assessment to ensure you are working at the level 2 in English and maths but you will be offered further support for this if needed.

If you have considerable professional experience you may be entitled to claim 200 credits on entry and decide to take the two year Honours option.  You should discuss your professional experience with the College tutor.  In order to assess your suitability and to support your application onto the two year course, a piece of critical writing must be submitted.  There is a non-refundable charge (half a 20 credit module fee) for this process.

Attendance Expectations The course will be delivered using a blended learning approach which has five different elements: an induction day school in Year 1, five day schools in the first year and four in the second, online learning and networking, online and paper based assessment, a teaching and learning festival in each year and online and face-to-face support at the Wakefield Centre you have chosen to study with.
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2017/18

Students on this course normally take 90 credits a year, so the cost will be £TBC per year

Part-time Home and EU students on their first higher education course who are studying at least 25% of a full time equivalent course can apply for a non-means tested tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. For more information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

Additional Course Costs

 
The following costs should be used as a guide only. Arrangements apply to 2016 entry.

Printing and photocopying costs:
There is no charge for course hand-outs, handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits.

Library overdue charges:
Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per book.  There is no charge for e-books rentals.

Graduation Ceremony:
When you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation ceremony. It is free for you to attend, however, to take part you will need to pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony. Details can be found here: www.edeandravenscroft.com/graduation-services.

Financial Support Information

The government provides financial assistance to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs. To find out more, visit the website at: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email: hebursaryfund@wakefield.ac.uk

For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the Financial Support Team. Get in touch on 01924 789283 or email: student.finance@wakefield.ac.uk

Further Study On successful completion you could progress to the MA Professional Development (with specialist routes), MSc Multimedia and e-Learning or the Doctor of Education (EdD).
Career Opportunities This course is particularly suitable for those wishing to progress from a Certificate in Education to an undergraduate degree and thereby enhance their career prospects. Many graduates of the BA Education and Training achieve promotion following their studies.
How to Apply Please complete a part-time HE/Professional application form. If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.
Admissions Process

Please contact Sally Brown in the first instance on 01924 789139, s.brown2@wakefield.ac.uk

For details on higher education admissions procedures, please see the 'Admissions Code of Practice' document on the Wakefield College website: http://www.wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education/he-policies

Disability Support Information

We’re committed to a programme of support to ensure that the Equality and Diversity policy is fully effective. We recognise the importance of effective support mechanisms in enabling all students to achieve their potential and will continue to improve provision for students with a disability.

The Additional Support Service is responsible for supporting disabled learners and those with language support needs. The earlier you request support, the quicker it can be provided, so if you know you’ll need support or adjustments, contact us in good time before your course starts. Get in touch on 01924 789120 or email us at: Additionalsupportenquiries@wakefield.ac.uk

 

For Further Details Please contact Sally Brown on 01924 789139 or email s.brown2@wakefield.ac.uk
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