• Education and Professional Development BA (Hons)
    Education and Professional Development BA (Hons)
    The purpose of the degree is to develop reflexive practitioners who shape and influence policy and its implementation within a changing professional context


Our course is aimed at the professional development needs of teachers or trainers in Further, Higher, Adult and Secondary Education and those who work in related areas such as health, careers, uniformed services and private training organisations. The course is underpinned by a commitment to professional development and lifelong learning, which draws upon a range of differing perspectives, academic disciplines and sustainable practices applied to the practitioners’ context. The purpose of the degree is to develop reflexive practitioners who shape and influence policy and its implementation within a changing professional context, whilst responding to the needs of learners, employers and organisations.

Advanced Professional Practice
Improving Teaching and Learning
Critical Education

Research Methodologies
Major Study
Reflexive Study

The course offers a series of workshops offered by industry professionals from a range of education sectors, further to this a research festival takes place that show cases all the students work. This allows for peer to peer knowledge sharing and feedback from industry specialists.

Many graduates of the BA have achieved promotion or moved into different areas of education and professional development following their studies, these can include all compulsory and none compulsory sectors.

Blended Learning
Research Festivals

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Start date:
September 2017
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2 years
Course type:
Part Time Blended Learning
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Additional costs:
Travel & Books (£60 approximately)
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Entry Requirements

Initial teaching or training qualification such as the CertEd or DTLLS Two years (or equivalent) teaching or other relevant experience, or A relevant Foundation degree normally enables you to go straight to the Honours level modules If you hold the Certificate in Education and have two years teaching experience, this may be worth 120 credit points towards the degree. With appropriate professional experience, accreditation for prior learning (APL) may be awarded an extra 60 credits.

Applications are also welcomed if you have substantial professional experience but do not hold the Certificate of Education or an equivalent qualification. With appropriate experience, you may be entitled to 180 credit points towards your degree.


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Our programmes are aligned with career opportunities in Oldham and Greater Manchester's growth sectors. It means on graduation you will be very well prepared to enter the career pool and swim with big fish.

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