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New City College (incorporating Havering College)

Education and Professional Practice

UCAS Code: X300

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

English language and maths at grade 4(C) or above

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Education studies

The BA (Hons) Education and Professional Practice is a level 6 top-up degree programme that seeks to connect teaching practitioners and professionals from different sectors of education who will work together to interrogate key concepts of the education system and consolidate understanding within their own contexts.
The programme follows an intellectual and rigorous study of educational questions; designed to broaden theoretical perspectives of the role and purpose of education and educational processes across a wide range of contexts. These are Early Years, Primary and Secondary compulsory schooling and Further Education. Havering Colleges, New City College is registered with the Office for Students.

The BA (Hons) Education and Professional Practice is validated by the Open University and is unique in its approach to delivering this qualification as it brings into contact teaching practitioners and professionals from different sectors of education who will work together to explore key concepts of the Education system within their own working context. You will consider the effectiveness of the management and leadership team at your organisation, as well as the innovative practices of your institution. Alongside this, you will study the importance, theory and models of transitions and conduct in-depth research for your dissertation. This qualification is a classroom-based course in which students are expected to reflect upon and actively incorporate their professional practice into their studies.

For full-time students, the course is studied over a period of one year for 30 weeks. Attendance is 1 day per week plus attendance in the workplace.
The course will take place at our Ardleigh Green Campus.

On completion of the programme, students may choose to move into a management position, paid employment following voluntary placement, or progress to a Masters programme in Education. Students may also progress on to a registered teacher training programme.

Modules

You will study a selection of modules:
Level 6
• Professionalism, Expertise & Accountability in Educational Contexts - 20 credits
• Effective Management, Leadership and Administration - 20 credits
• Developing Innovative Practice within a Learning and Organisational Context - 20 credits
• Managing Transitions in Education - 20 credits
• Dissertation - 40 credits

Assessment methods

You will be assessed in all the modules that you study. The programme team has designed a range of assessment methods to test your learning and development as you progress through the programme.
Assessment will take place during or immediately on completion of the teaching of each module. Assessment will usually involve submitted assessments/in-programme assessments, reports and presentations.
The teaching year begins in September and ends in June. A typical student registered in full-time attendance mode will study the equivalent of 120 credits over one academic year and will attend College for one day per week. Students will either be working or volunteering within an educational setting and be able to commit to self-study alongside the programme.
All of our teaching staff are experienced professionals in the field of education. All students are allocated a personal tutor who will be your first point of communication should you have any queries or concerns. Regular 1:1 sessions will take place within the classroom where there will be the opportunity to discuss your course and progress.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Ardleigh Green

Department:

Academy of Arts and Sciences

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