Education

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BA (Hons)

Key facts

UCAS code:
X303
UCAS code:
X303
Location:
Lichfield campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time, long top-up, Lichfield campus
Study option:
Full-time, long top-up, Stoke-on-Trent campus
Duration:
1 Year
Duration:
1 Year
Start date:
20 September 2021

Fit around other commitments

One afternoon/evening per week taught sessions in six locations over one academic year

Personalised course content

Delivered using a blended learning approach

Progression path

Top up to gain your BA (Hons) Education Degree

The BA (Hons) Education course has been designed and developed as a final ‘top-up’ year progression route for work-based students who have completed a Foundation Degree in Education.

If you are a member of support staff such as a teaching assistant or a volunteer in an educational setting and are engaged in work with children and young people, then this course could be for you. The aim of the course is to deepen your professional understanding and knowledge through academic study as a reflective practitioner. Attendance is four hours per week from September to July.

If you are a member of support staff such as a teaching assistant or a volunteer in an educational setting and are engaged in work with children and young people, then this course could be for you. The aim of the course is to deepen your professional understanding and knowledge through academic study as a reflective practitioner. Attendance is four hours per week from September to July.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Education

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Education

Course content

This course offers a holistic approach to education and learning, relating appropriate theory to practice. A key feature of the course is a progressive understanding of you as a learner and as a learning practitioner. The award is a progression route for applicants with a Foundation Degree (or similar) in Education.

The course has been designed to meet the needs of anyone currently working with people in any professional context that involves learning. This includes anyone considering working in educational settings such as: schools, colleges, academies, museums and art galleries, youth services and education departments.

This degree in Education offers access to a wide variety of career and academic options. You may progress to employment within family and children centres, care support, educational administration and management, play work, learning support and many other educational contexts. Alternatively, the course will allow you to apply for primary teaching through a range of routes.

This course offers a holistic approach to education and learning, relating appropriate theory to practice. A key feature of the course is a progressive understanding of you as a learner and as a learning practitioner. The award is a progression route for applicants with a Foundation Degree (or similar) in Education.

The course has been designed to meet the needs of anyone currently working with people in any professional context that involves learning. This includes anyone considering working in educational settings such as: schools, colleges, academies, museums and art galleries, youth services and education departments.

This degree in Education offers access to a wide variety of career and academic options. You may progress to employment within family and children centres, care support, educational administration and management, play work, learning support and many other educational contexts. Alternatively, the course will allow you to apply for primary teaching through a range of routes.

Sophie Hancock - BA (Hons) Education Studies

Sophie Hancock - BA (Hons) Education Studies

Video

Discover how Sophie managed to find a full-time job in a school just a few months into studying BA (Hons) Education Studies at Staffordshire University.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Changes And Developments In Education 30 credits
Doing Education Differently 30 credits
Individual Research Project 30 credits
The Reflective Practitioner 30 credits

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Changes And Developments In Education 30 credits
Doing Education Differently 30 credits
Individual Research Project 30 credits
The Reflective Practitioner 30 credits

Entry requirements

The course has been designed for those with an appropriate Foundation Degree in Education or similar. Applications will be considered from students with at least 240 credits, of which a minimum of 120 must be at Level 5 from a relevant course.

The course has been designed for those with an appropriate Foundation Degree in Education or similar. Applications will be considered from students with at least 240 credits, of which a minimum of 120 must be at Level 5 from a relevant course.

We understand that you might have experienced a challenging run up to higher education and may have not met the entry requirements as listed. If this is the case don’t worry, contact us and our team of expert advisors can guide you through the next stages of application, or help you find the perfect course for your needs.

Georgia Crewe - BA (Hons) Education Studies

Georgia Crewe - BA (Hons) Education Studies

Video

Student Geogia discusses the practical elements of the BA (Hons) Education Studies degree.

Facilities

School Setting

Students see a broad picture of early years settings and schools that is not limited to a single place, giving you a vast range of experience in different settings.

Outreach

You'll have access to a range of high quality placements. We work with 50 plus high performing early years settings and schools within the local area and in Birmingham, the Black Country, Shropshire, Manchester, Derbyshire and beyond.

Careers

You will be provided with opportunities to prepare you for employment.

Our graduates work in a range of careers in educational settings, children’s centres, care and family support, educational administration and management, play work and learning support. Many enter teaching through PGCE, Schools Direct, Schools Direct salaried and School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) routes.

Others have progressed to postgraduate study, such as Early Years Teacher, and Masters programmes.

Mo Alsharrif - BA (Hons) Education Studies

Mo Alsharrif - BA (Hons) Education Studies

Video

Student Mo discusses his favourite parts of the BA (Hons) Education Studies degree.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

Students learn in different ways. To help everyone get the most out of their studies, we teach through a combination of lectures, workshops, and practical sessions. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Students learn in different ways. To help everyone get the most out of their studies, we teach through a combination of lectures, workshops, and practical sessions. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Assessment

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Fees

For the course starting on 20 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons)-Full-time, long top-up, Lichfield campus
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Full-time To be confirmed

For the course starting on 20 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons) Full-time, long top-up, Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Full-time To be confirmed

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons) Full-time, long top-up, Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Full-time To be confirmed

UK and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

Accommodation and living costs
Accommodation and living costs

Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation

Sources of financial support

If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained by visiting: www.gov.uk

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Apply

Location Award Study option Start date Apply Link
Lichfield campus BA (Hons) Full-time, long top-up, Lichfield campus 20 September 2021 Apply now

Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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