Professional Practice: Education Studies BA (Hons) Top-Up (FCHD)

Education and Training

Education and Training
Education and Training
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC329
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Course type Full Time


This work-based learning Top-Up degree is designed to be undertaken on completion of a foundation degree, or other Level 5 qualification, in an area related to education. This programme is ideal preparation for those who may wish to progress towards a teaching qualification or academic postgraduate education, or take on more responsibility in their educational setting.

You will have the opportunity to develop subject expertise while engaging with current debate and professional practice. You will be introduced to new concepts and higher order skills such as synthesis and critical evaluation.


Evaluating Current Debates and Development

Leadership in Multi-Agency Environments

Work-Based Research: Research Proposal Project

Plus related core modules:

Preparing to Teach: Environment and Inclusion

Supporting Learning and Inclusion

Topic areas include support and inclusion of those with individual needs, education’s role in the multi-agency workforce, teaching skills, learning strategies and project work.

You will develop reflective practitioner skills and the application of theory to practice when you undertake a range of work-based activities including workplace analysis in terms of practices and models of management, teamwork, teaching and learning.

You will be introduced to the key issues related to ethical practice and how to reflect critically on the work place in a professional fashion. It is hoped, although not compulsory, that you will identify a work place mentor who could support your studies and research.

How will it be delivered?

A variety of assessment methods are used which are matched to the learner outcomes for the programme. This will enable you to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills you have developed. You will take part in workshops, seminars and lectures. Work will be assessed on reports, presentations and essays.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a Foundation Degree in a relevant area or equivalent qualification up to Level 5 in a relevant area

Grade C/4 or above in English Language (or accepted Level 2 equivalent).

A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is required.

Your next steps...

Progression options include:

Gaining Qualified Teacher Status or a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Careers in educational settings.