BA (Hons) Education Studies (Top-Up)

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Course Specifics

Awarding body:
University of Derby
Level 6
1-2 years
Part-time or Full-time
Higher education course fee:
Available upon request - Please call Sharon Woodward-Baker on 01246500764.
Higher Education Student Loan or Sponsorship
Higher education bursary:
FT courses only
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Course overview

This course is validated by the University of Derby.

This course is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the education sector and the role it plays in society. If you want to go in to teaching or become a lecturer then this is the course to gain a strong understanding of teaching and learning methods.

Modules include:

  • Understanding anad managing behaviour
  • Learning and motivation
  • Learning and motivation
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Education and wellbeing
  • Educational independent study (double module)

Methods of assessment

Methods of assessment include:

  • Written assignments
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Research projects

Who is this course for?

This course can be studied over one year full-time (9 hours per week) or two years part-time (3.5 hours per week). You will also need to dedicate some time to self-study and research.

Entry qualifications

Entry requirements:

Foundation degree (with an overall merit at Level 5)
  • Regular work placement of at least two days a week
  • Two referees (one professional and one academic)
  • Mature students with relevant work experience will also be considered
  • What other experience will I gain?

    Our tutors have years of industry experience which will be of great benefit to you when putting your skills into practice in a work setting.

    Where will this lead?

    Successful completion of this course can lead to a wide range of roles including:

    • Primary or secondary school teacher
    • SEND teacher
    • Lecturer

    You may wish to go on to further training to gain qualified teacher status (QTS) allowing you to become a permanent teacher in primary and secondary schools.

    What are my career options?

    What Ofsted say

    ...enthusiastic teachers use their skills and expertise to plan exciting and challenging activities that stimulate learning and meet individual needs. (Ofsted 2013)

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