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BA (Hons) Education and Learning

Burnley College

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  • Qualification

    BA - Bachelor of Arts

  • Location

    Burnley College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

About this course
The BA (Hons) Education and Learning is a fascinating degree, giving you the chance to study a balanced combination of current educational policy, the history of education, and sociology, philosophy and psychology. It’s a great opportunity to explore in depth some of the key current issues affecting education in the UK and abroad. Key themes on this course include critical and reflective thinking, equality and diversity. By thinking about how we learn consciously and subconsciously, we’ll guide you in an exploration of how formal learning, alongside acquired knowledge, shapes our lives, interests and value structures. We also encourage you to research and analyse a range of educational practices, and reflect on your own and others’ experiences of education. This will help you think critically about learning and teaching, and how education is perceived and received.

Awarded By
This course is awarded by the University of Bolton

Progression & Careers
On this course, you’ll have the chance to develop specific knowledge and skills surrounding educational issues, theories of learning, equality and diversity, education policy and practice, creativity and education – and a general understanding of education in social, political and economic contexts. In addition, as a graduate you’ll possess generic skills that are highly sought-after in a wide range of sectors, such as communication skills, providing evidence-based written and spoken arguments, ICT, research and analytical skills, problem solving and self-management. The skills and experience you develop on this course can prepare you for a range of careers working with children and young people. Some of the more obvious routes for graduates include teaching, teaching assistant, learning mentor, early years teacher and community education. Some of the key graduate employers include central government departments, community and voluntary organisations, museums, the police and probation services, social services and universities. Achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through completion of a PGCE or equivalent postgraduate qualification is a popular route for education graduates. Or you may prefer to develop a deeper understanding with a Master’s course in in education or a related social science, in subjects such as Educational Management or International Educational Development. Ultimately, you might consider a PhD in an education-related subject.

How will you be assessed?
Learning and teaching on this course is supported by ‘blended learning’ – a combination of face-to-face sessions and online resources. We’ll help you develop your research skills while you mould your own approach to individual learning and independent research. You’ll also have lectures, seminars and group work to help you progress successfully. Assessment tasks are linked to each module’s intended learning outcomes, while course assignments are based on coursework – varying from academic essays to e-discussions, presentations and seminars. Assessment tasks involve research exercises, and may require you to submit reflective journals and case studies. There are also reflective activities, such as Personal Development Planning (PDP), in which using relevant theories and reflective tools will help you relate theory to practice. All the while, we’ll provide feedback on your written assignments during tutorials and following presentations – we even encourage ‘practice’ presentations in some of the modules, so you can familiarise yourself with the experience.

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UCAS Points : 112

Our typical offer is 112 UCAS points. Any subjects are acceptable at level 3.


University information

Burnley College

  • Campus address

    Burnley College, Princess Way, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 0AN, England

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