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This course is 'Subject to Approval' and has not yet completed the University’s approvals process. Whilst we are confident that the course will be approved, there is the possibility that the course may not run or may be subject to alterations. This course is due to be validated by December 2022 after which we will write to all applicants who have applied for the course to let them know the outcome and of any changes. In the event that a course is not approved the University will make reasonable efforts to offer an alternative course at the University.
If you're currently employed in a teaching role where a bachelor's degree is not available or required for the sector (such as a vocational subject or professional practice), this online course will allow you to enhance your knowledge and skills. Our expert team will guide you as you top-up your subject or education-related Level 5 qualification to achieve an honours degree, opening the door to postgraduate-level study and career advancement.
Mode of Study:
Full-time Distance Learning
University of Bolton
To be confirmed
The online BA (Hons) Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Professional Practice (top-up) provides a valuable way to use your existing qualifications and knowledge to obtain a degree at the University of Bolton. You'll have the chance to study a balanced combination of current educational policy and issues, drawing in relevant aspects of sociology, philosophy and psychology. It's an excellent opportunity to explore in-depth some of the key current issues affecting education in the UK and abroad.
By thinking about how we learn, we'll help you explore how formal learning, alongside acquired knowledge, shapes our lives, interests and value structures. We'll also encourage you to research and analyse a range of educational practices, reflecting on your own and others' experiences of education. This will help you think critically about teaching, learning, assessing, and how education is perceived and received.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
The University of Bolton's online BA (Hons) Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Professional Practice (top-up) course offers you the opportunity to top-up your existing Level 5 qualification, such as a foundation degree or HND, to the honours degree level. Gaining honours-level skills and knowledge in education and research can help you advance your teaching career or widen your career horizons.
As a graduate of this top-up course, you may pursue higher-level roles in your current field of teaching. Completing this top-up course will also prepare you for postgraduate study. You could develop a deeper understanding by studying for a master's degree in education or social science; for instance, the University of Bolton offers postgraduate courses such as MA Educational Leadership and MA Inclusive Education that may be of interest. Ultimately, you might consider a PhD in an education-related subject.
You will not be limited to working in education, however. Possessing an honours degree opens new doors and offers the possibility of changing your career entirely. For instance, as a graduate of this course, you could apply for postgraduate study to qualify as a Social Worker, undertake an MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation or pursue conversion courses in subjects subject as psychology or law. Completing an honours degree is an investment in your future that can unleash your potential.
Graduates can also use the qualification as a stepping-stone into a range of other careers. Some of these roles may require relevant experience and/or postgraduate study. Some possibilities include:
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2022-2023 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student's course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For 2022-2023 entry, the maximum government approved undergraduate tuition fee for UK students is £9,250 per year. The University is able to charge this fee subject to an approved Access and Participation Plan for 2022-2023 and its current rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
There may be some additional or optional costs associated with this course. These will be published after approval of the programme.
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This course is taught online through live tutor-led online sessions and access to online resources. We'll help you develop your research skills while you mould your own approach to individual learning and independent research. You'll also have lectures, seminars and group work to help you progress successfully. One-to-one tutorial support will also be made available to you as appropriate. All activities are designed to offer you a great learning opportunity.
Assessment tasks will be linked to the learning outcomes for each module. All assignments will be based on coursework and will vary from academic essays to e-discussions, portfolios, presentations and seminars. The assessment tasks will involve research exercises and possibly the use of reflective journals and case studies. Reflective activities, including using relevant theories and reflective tools, will help you to relate theory to practice. Formative assessment feedback on written assignment preparation will be given orally in online tutorials and immediately following presentations, with practice presentations encouraged in some modules.
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
Programme Leader for the English Pre Sessional and International Foundation programmes
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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