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BA (Hons) Professional Development in Education (Top Up)

Burnley College

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  • Qualification

    BA - Bachelor of Arts

  • Location

    Burnley College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course
The principal aims of the programme are to: 1. Develop the skills and abilities necessary for study at undergraduate level. 2. Develop a reflective and reflexive approach to personal and professional development and research. 3. Enable students to demonstrate their awareness of current issues and practices within education. 4. Encourage comment on the applicability, relevance and usefulness of a range of theories, concepts, and models applied to education. 5. Enable students to demonstrate high levels of proficiency in key skills commensurate with their individual development and professional circumstances. 6. Enable students to take responsibility for the initiation, planning and development of chosen lines of enquiry. 7. Encourage evaluation of educational policies and analyse the way in which these may affect practice within specific educational environments. 8. Enable students to monitor their own progress through reviewing, reflecting, action planning and target setting as part of their Personal Development Planning (PDP).

Progression & Careers
The programme serves a wide and varied catchment area within which we have developed an excellent reputation as providers of high quality courses in Education. The programme has been developed in response to student and employer demand for a qualification which explores issues within a wider educational context. We find that when students leave the Foundation Degree in Children Young People and their Services or Cert Ed they have sound knowledge of educational practice and are ready to explore new areas of study. This course differs from a traditional “top up” in that it stretches students’ knowledge beyond professional practice to exploring education as a complex and ever changing area of academic study.

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University of Bolton

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A relevant Foundation Degree or HND (Level 5 equivalent).


University information

Burnley College

  • Campus address

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

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