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Blackburn College

Education Studies with Foundation Entry

UCAS Code: FX30

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

32

You’ll need 32 UCAS points if you want to join this programme (formerly 80 UCAS points). All applicants must show that they have a good level of spoken or written English, and if English is not your first language you’ll need to demonstrate the ability to study in English. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have relevant work / life experience will be considered on an individual basis. Please note: If you are intending to progress into teaching roles after this programme and completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, you will need to have attained GCSEs at Grade C or above in Maths, English and Science. In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above, however you may wish to check the professional requirements of teaching roles with respect the new GCSE grading structure.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Subject

Education studies

Our BA (Hons) Education Studies with Foundation Entry degree course is designed for students who want to study Education but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to start the Honours degree programme just yet.

The BA (Hons) Education Studies programme offers a breadth of learning experiences that provide you with the multi-professional development essential to pursue a career in a range of educational settings.

The course is delivered by practitioners and academics in the Education team who have specialist knowledge and experience of working in a range of educational settings such as schools, post-16 educational settings, and further and higher education.

The course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the education system in the UK and overseas and enable you to relate educational and learning theory to teaching practice.

Our goal is to encourage you to look at the theoretical, philosophical and practical approaches to what education is, what it does and the challenges faced by learners, teachers and institutions in the 21st Century. We aim to stimulate discussion in relation to education and explore the potential for diversity and innovation alongside established practices and ideas.

The course operates from a wide span of interest and considers education, teaching and learning across all age groups and is not specific to any one sector Including the state sponsored systems. Informal learning and organisational approaches allows to develop a wide spectrum of critical analysis on different forms of education in practice, and theory.

Please note: the course is not designed to provide Qualified Teachers Status but can be used as a platform for further post graduate study in to the Primary and Post Compulsory sectors.

Modules

In the first year of this programme you will study 3 modules in total. These modules have been designed to help you develop the skills you’ll need for higher level study. You will also develop an understanding of the requirements of degree level study and it will give you an opportunity to practise studying and taking part in University level assessments. In short, you will develop a firm grounding for the subject you want study at degree level before starting your Honours degree.

There are two mandatory modules and then you will be able to choose a further module from a choice of 6 others.

Mandatory modules include:
?Preparing for Higher Education
?Foundation in Education Studies

And one module from a choice of:
?Foundation in Mathematics
?Foundation Science for Engineering and Construction
?Foundation in English Language and Literary Studies
?A World in Crisis? A Foundation in Social Science
?Foundation in Psychology
?Popular Culture and Leisure in Victorian and Edwardian Britain

In your second year you will study further introductory modules which will strengthen your introduction to Education as a discipline and will challenge your perceptions as to what Education is, and what Education does. You’ll look at the history of education, key learning theories and gain transferrable study skills that will support you as you progress into the later stages of the programme.

As you progress through the programme you will be able to begin to study specialist modules that look at how education interacts with digital developments, employment and the international environment.

In the final stages of the programme you’ll conduct a dissertation which will be in an area of your interest, chosen in conjunction with your dissertation supervisor. This will be your opportunity to specialise in an area of interest to your personally – or to your chosen career.

All modules in the programme are mandatory.

Modules include:
?Introduction to Study Skills
?What is Education?
?History of Education
?Research and Presentation Skills
?Learning Theories
?21st Century Education
?Educational Research
?Educational Learning Theory
?Investigating Contemporary Issues in Education
?Education and Employment
?Education in a Digital Age
?International Perspectives in Education
?Dissertation
?Education and Community
?Future of Education
?ICT Project
?Alternative Education: Pedagogical Tactics for Utopian Futures

Assessment methods

Throughout the course a full range of assessment techniques will be used. You could be assessed by examinations, including open-book examinations, practical assessments, assignments, briefs, essays, presentations (including group presentations), reports and portfolio building.

Each module is formally assessed through, for example, examinations, open book examinations, group projects, essays, assignments or briefs, presentations, group presentations, portfolio building, peer assessments and a dissertation

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£3,900
per year
England
£3,900
per year
EU
£3,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£3,900
per year
Scotland
£3,900
per year
Wales
£3,900
per year

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