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Bradford College

Education Studies

UCAS Code: X300

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,D,D

Pass in an accredited Access to HE Diploma.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Three GCSE passes at Grade C/4 minimum (one of which must be in English, and preferably Mathematics and Science). Level 2 equivalent qualifications in Mathematics and English will be accepted for admission to this degree, but applicants wishing to proceed to a course of Initial Teacher Training will require GCSE passes at Grade C/4 minimum in English, Mathematics and Science. Please contact the College directly for advice regarding acceptable equivalent qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

UCAS Tariff

80

At least two A Levels or an equivalent Level 3 qualification with a minimum of one at Grade C or a Merit in the equivalent qualification, or successful completion of an accredited Access course or equivalent qualification, preferably at Merit. Other qualifications or experience which demonstrate that you possess the knowledge and skills in an appropriate area of study may be acceptable.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Education studies

This programme offers a breadth of learning experiences in order to provide you with the multi-professional development essential to pursue a career in a range of educational settings.

You will study where, how and why people learn and, in your second year, undertake a placement opportunity in a non-school setting to provide you with a practical grounding for your studies. The third year enables you to research a topic of your choice and explore education systems in different countries. You will attend College for two days per week which will enable you to carry out voluntary work and/or independent study.

It is possible to spend one semester in Year Two studying in another European country from this course.

Modules

In the first year the aim is to help you to develop an understanding of education in its widest context. The first module, Introduction to Academic Studies, will enable you to develop the study skills required and to plan for your own development including managing your learning activities, reading and note-making skills along with the theoretical and practical aspects of studying. You will also study modules such as 'The Developing Child', 'Theories of Learning', 'Introduction to Teaching', 'Meeting Needs of Diverse Communities' and 'Education for Health and Physical Activity'.

The second year enables you to better understand the range of educational contexts and to prepare for placement. The first module, Introduction to Professional Contexts, is part of the ongoing Personal Development Planning Programme to support your holistic development as a learner and also develop your awareness of job seeking and career management strategies. Other modules include "Principles of Research', 'History of Educational Policy', 'Education beyond the Classroom', 'Inclusive Education' and 'Environmental Education'.

The third year Preparation for Professional Employment module explores career opportunities and you will prepare practically for gaining employment. You will also study modules such as 'International Perspectives in Education' and 'Philosophy, Politics and Social Justice in Education' that enable you to compare education systems globally, examine the reasons for educational change and explore how educational organisations can promote healthy lifestyles. 'Visions for Education' is a summative module which involves research, group work and presentation. You will also select a subject for your Dissertation.

Assessment methods

We use a wide range of teaching and learning methods, that model best practice in terms of teaching and learning. You will participate in active group sessions and presentations, lectures, seminars and tutorials. You will be encouraged to be an independent learner and use the College's Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) and the intranet to access a variety of resources.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, discussions, role play, presentations by external speakers, visits to a range of educational organisations and other methods appropriate to the issue being considered. Each module is subject to an assessment which is appropriate to the material and covers a wide range of tasks. You will be required to participate in individual and group presentations as well as academic and reflective writing. In the second year of your course there is an exciting placement element. The range currently includes working in special educational needs, early years, theatre in education, education departments in museums and environmental education.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£8,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,750
per year
Scotland
£8,750
per year
Wales
£8,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bradford College

Department:

School of Education Secondary ITT

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

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Education studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
73%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

35%
Library resources
49%
IT resources
65%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Education studies

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