Our courses have been designed to provide a range of learning experiences.
These include lectures, individual tutorials, group tutorials, seminars, workshops, problem-based learning, practical work placements, sector visits, fieldtrips and independent study.
In Year 1, your learning will commence with a focus on Personal, Professional and Academic Development and progress to cover topics such as an Introduction to Young Children’s Development, Policy and Practice: Past and Present, and Safeguarding and Child Protection.
In Year 2, topics such as Professionalism and Educational Strategies, Understanding Equal Opportunities and Inclusion, and Contemporary issues in Education are covered.
In Year 3, you’ll focus on modules including: Supporting Educational Practice, and Comparative Education, as well as completing an Independent Research Project.
During the course you will benefit from a number of extended work placements. Initially, these will let you explore how you see yourself and your role within a professional working environment. Later placements will focus on how you work individually and in teams, and how you contribute to the aims, ethos and culture of the workplace.
The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September.