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Loughborough College

Education Studies (Top Up)

UCAS Code: Not applicable

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE (or equivalent) English Language and Maths Grade 4/C or above

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Part-time | 2020

Subject

Education studies

This BA (Hons) degree top-up provides an excellent progression route for students who have completed the Foundation Degree in Children's and Young People's Services or equivalent. Studied part- time over two years, this course is aimed at individuals who want to develop their existing skills within the field of education. As a University of Derby validated course, you can take advantage of the facilities provided by both Loughborough College and the university.

Providing you with the opportunity to further explore your interests at degree level in the nature, purposes and context of education, this course aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to become a fully informed practitioner. Course modules should reflect in your practice and enhance your practical ability through academic study. Your work experience will inform your studies and provide a setting for work-based assignments, activities and research projects. Assessments are conducted throughout the year and will included essays, presentations, portfolios, gallery presentations, role play, video analysis and case study analysis.

Features/Benefits
- Take advantage of facilities at the University of Derby

- Tutors are on hand to help via email, telephone and in person

- Expand your network of professional contacts

- Range of guest speakers, including past students and industry professionals

- Study a course that provides you with the essential skills and experience to enhance your employability or prepare you for further study.

- Study in a supportive environment, with a range of services at your fingertips to help you reach your full potential.

- Loughborough College was awarded TEF Silver 2017.

- Be a full member of Loughborough Students Union- consistently voted No.1 for student experience.

Progression Opportunities
Upon completion of this course, our graduates have the confidence, skills and expertise to find success in a broad range of sectors, and the opportunities for progression are varied. Recent graduates have gone on to study for Early Years Initial Teacher Training or for a PGCE, as well as the TAQA award in Assessing and Verifying, and the Diploma in Education and Training. Others have gained employment in FE colleges as assessors and trainers, opened their own day care nurseries, successfully gained promoted positions within the early years and primary sectors, and managed “Outstanding” early years provisions.

Modules

Modules available to study: Coaching & Mentoring, Understanding Behavior, Learning & Motivation, Specials Educational Needs, Independent Research.

Assessment methods

The programme uses a variety of assessment techniques to ensure that you can demonstrate the range of learning outcomes. Subject knowledge and understanding is assessed through examinations, coursework essays, coursework reports, individual or group presentations, written evaluations, debates and posters will be used as other forms of assessment. These also assess a range of transferable skills, including confidence in academic written communication

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£4,500
per year
England
£4,500
per year
EU
£4,500
per year
International
£4,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,500
per year
Scotland
£4,500
per year
Wales
£4,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough College

Department:

Childcare

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