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University of Huddersfield

Education and Professional Development

UCAS Code: Not applicable

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

Entry requirements


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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Part-time | 2021

Subjects

Research and study skills in education

Adult education teaching

Education studies

This course is primarily aimed at those working either within the education and training sector or related areas including health, careers and the uniformed services looking to further their professional knowledge and skills.

The course is primarily delivered via an innovative ‘blended learning’ style which combines face-to-face Saturday day schools and creative on line activities with both individual and collaborative study. Your practice is the starting point to help strengthen your confidence in critical debate, enterprise in leading ideas, ability to influence policy and in developing your digital and academic scholarship. You’ll need access to appropriate technology and be prepared to try out new and changing technologies.

Critical friendships, social networking, tutor support and modelling of excellent online and classroom practice is central to the supportive ethos of a proactive learning community in the 21st Century. This course promotes adaptability, skills and knowledge, essential within rapidly changing professional contexts. The course promotes ‘students-as-researchers’ with unique opportunities to share and celebrate practitioner-research at Festivals each year.

Please note: This course is available at the University of Huddersfield and through The Education and Training Consortium (http://consortium.hud.ac.uk/centres/) at approximately 10 centres.

Are you already in education, teaching, learning support or training roles and wish to upgrade your qualifications to BA (Honours) degree level status whilst working? This innovative blended learning course has 12 Saturday Schools over the two years and includes both face-to-face and new flexible virtual study modes, building a community of learning. You also have access to a number of support and development projects designed specifically for you, including action-led academic skills workshops, writing boot camps, tutorials, critical friendship groups, a social discussion platform, virtual chat rooms and participation in a successful research festival that you can use to enhance your CV. ~ Jane Wormald, Course Leader.

Additional costs:
Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Please note: Fees and finance may vary if you’re studying at one of at other centres of The Education and Training Consortium (HUDCETT) (http://www.hud.ac.uk/edu/education-and-professional-development/consortium-colleges/) please contact individual colleges for further details.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Professional Practice (Advanced)
Improving Teaching and Learning
Critical Education

Year 2
Core modules for the Ordinary degree:
Reflexive Study

Core modules for the Honours degree:
Research Methodologies
Major Study
Reflexive Study

Assessment methods

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Initial Teacher Education (DITE)

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.

85%
high
Research and study skills in education
87%
high
Adult education teaching
85%
high
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.

Research and study skills in education

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

85%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

Teacher training

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

80%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
A

Education studies

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

85%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
5%
Male students
95%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Research and study skills in education

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
51%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Welfare professionals
12%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

This isn't a common degree to take at undergraduate level, so bear that in mind when you look at the stats — most people who study this subject take it at postgraduate level. If you want to find out more about the specific employment outcomes for graduates, it's a good idea to head to a university open day and chat to tutors about it.

Adult education teaching

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
96%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

84%
Teaching and educational professionals
6%
Childcare and related personal services
3%
Functional managers and directors

The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.

Education studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
56%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Teaching and educational professionals
31%
Childcare and related personal services
8%
Welfare professionals

When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Research and study skills in education

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Adult education teaching

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Education studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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