BA (Hons) Education and Training

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Qualification type: BA
Level: Level 6
Awarding body TU
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date September 2018
Duration 1-2 years (depending on tutor discussion)
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Part time

Course overview

The programme aims to support lecturers, tutors, mentors, teaching assistants, adult community workers and others who work in education to develop their knowledge and understanding of educational policy and practice through reflecting on strategies for developing their own professional practice. It is primarily for those currently practicing or volunteering in the sector.

A range of modules are offered which explore the psychology of education, contexts and practice, learning environments and inclusive practice. The final year offers the chance to explore the curriculum in more depth and carry out a substantial project based in your practice.

Entry requirements

For direct entry into the 1 year route, entrants will be expected to have attained a foundation degree or equivalent (120 at Level 4 and 120 at Level 5) in a relevant and appropriate educational area:

For entry requirements please visit Teesside University's website by clicking here.

APL and APEL will be considered via individual application. Please contact the tutor for further guidance.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please complete the Teesside University Online Application Form. Once your application has been received you will receive an acknowledgement from Teesside University. Following this you will be contacted by either the course tutor or the Admissions Department at Darlington College for an initial discussion.

Studying and learning

You will learn through tutor-led sessions, workshops, seminars and tutorials

  • Appraising enquiry and research techniques
  • Education policy and education practice
  • Individual practice project (research project)
  • Promoting positive behaviour
  • Teaching, learning and education
  • Research in education
  • Effective and innovative teaching environment
  • Inclusive education
  • IFT in education

Modules offered may vary.

The individual practice project (IPP) is submitted at the end of the 2nd year in order to gain honours status.

How will I be assessed

You will be assessed via evaluative reflective commentaries, evaluative reports, critiques or research papers, individual presentations, student led seminars, action research, practice portfolios, a practitioner handbook, essays, case studies and work products such as learning and teaching materials. Students will also produce a research proposal and a dissertation.

What next

Graduates may be able to progress to a master’s programme or a graduate teaching programme.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

Fees and funding

This course is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Darlington College.

Course fee is paid directly to Teesside. Full details of course fees are available from Teesside University.

All fees are per year.

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your course. Study now, pay when you are earning. See
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What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

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