Childcare and Teacher Training

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

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start in September 2021. The course runs full time for one academic year starting in September and finishing in mid to late May. Students attend for either two evenings per week normally on a Tuesday and a Thursday 5pm until 8pm (a daytime option may be available this can be discussed at your interview)

Entry requirements

At Barnsley College we are committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement. The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you. Successful completion of a foundation degree in a relevant area or equivalent Level 4 and 5 qualifications.

We require GCSE English Language at minimum Grade C or 4 (or accepted Level 2 equivalent).

We welcome students with a range of qualifications and we treat every application on its own merits.

DBS Requirements

Applicants who are offered a place and accept will be contacted regarding the DBS application, which will be completed via an external company.

You will achieve

Professional Practice: Education Studies BA (Hons) Level 6 top-up degree this qualification is accredited by Leeds Trinity University

 

Awarding Body

Validated by the Leeds Trinity University

UCAS Course Code

UCB1

Course overview

Do you want to become a teacher?

Are you ready to take on more responsibility in your education setting?

Do you want to progress on to a PGCE?

Our Professional Practice degree in Education Studies is a work-based learning Level 6 top-up degree.

It’s designed to be studied on completion of a foundation degree (or equivalent Level 5 qualification), in an area related to education.

Course content

You’ll have the opportunity to develop your subject expertise by exploring contemporary issues in education. You’ll explore issues of support and inclusion for children with individual needs, as well as acquiring teaching skills, learning strategies and approaches to project work. You’ll also develop an understanding of the role education plays in the multi-agency workforce. Applying theory to practice, you’ll undertake a range of work-based activities, including workplace analysis of the practices and models of management, teamwork, children’s learning and experience. You’ll develop an understanding of the key issues related to ethical practice, as well as learn how to reflect critically on workplace practices in a professional fashion.

You’ll receive extensive support throughout your studies, starting with a specially designed induction programme. We also encourage you to identify a workplace mentor who could support you with your studies and research.

Modules

The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study. On this course you will study a range of modules which may include:

  • Evaluating Current Debates and Developments
  • Work Related Project
  • Special Needs and Inclusion
  • Preparing to Teach

Teaching and Learning

The teaching team at Barnsley College aim to provide with an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.

Focussing on the following

  • High quality teaching
  • An engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
  • A clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study
  • We have a strong reputation for developing student employability, supporting your development towards graduate employment, with relevant skills embedded throughout your programme of study

We endeavour to develop curiosity, confidence, courage, ambition and aspiration in all students through

  • Student Involvement and Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Integrated Programme and Assessment Experience
  • Digital Literacy and Skills
  • Employability and Enterprise

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • Understanding how to use tools and technology to support learning and development

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, allowing you to apply and demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

 

We advise students to bring their own laptop or tablet device to taught sessions to help with note taking and research. You will need to bring pens paper and your own small stationery items.

We advise students that there may be additional course costs in addition to annual tuition fees. These include:

  • Books – recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
  • Print costs – students have access to a number of printers on campus and there is a small charge for printing, printing credit can be topped up on campus.

 

Church Street Campus
Church Street
Barnsley
S70 2AN

By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to begin a successful career as a home school link worker, school-based support worker or primary teacher (after further training).

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £5,995 per year

Extra information

We offer a service to any  student who has a diagnosis of anything persistent or long-term which might interfere with how they study and manage their day-to- day academic engagement. The service is flexible and shaped around the needs of each individual; it might be consistent support or intermittent support.

For further information please refer to our website.

 

As a Higher Education student living in England you may be eligible for the non-means tested Tuition Fee Loan from the Government. For further details go to: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

A Maintenance Loan of up to £6,904 per year will be available to eligible students living with parents or up to £8,200 per year to those living away from home. EU Students cannot apply.

Students with children or dependant adults may qualify for a Childcare Grant or Adult Dependants’ Grant. Students can apply for these at the same time as applying for a Maintenance Loan.

Remember: Eligible students will not have to pay tuition fees in advance and can apply for the Maintenance Loan before they start the course.

Apply online at www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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

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