The Education Studies BA (Hons) Top-up is a University of Derby validated course. The course will provide an excellent progression route for those who have completed the Foundation Degree in Learning Support/Education or Early Childhood, and wish to complete further studies.
Those who are working within the education sector, i.e early years, schools, further education and hold a qualification other than a Foundation Degree may also wish to consider studying this course.
During the BA (Hons) in Education Studies Top-up qualifications, the independent studies is a core module (40 credits) and you are required to engage in an independent project based around your individual vocational situation or educational interest.
You will have some taught sessions to guide you, however, this is independent module will require you to manage it further to your day in college.
During your time at College you will study the following modules:
It is also recommended that you undertake a study placement, if you are not employed or volunteering in an appropriate education setting. You will need to make you own arrangement securing a placement and undertaking the relevant procedures that are required by the organisation. This would include a DBS check, which you might be required to pay for.
The entry qualifications for the BA (Hons) in Education Studies Top-Up are 240 credits at Level 4 and 5.
For example a Foundation Degree, in a related subject area (Education or Early childhood). Other Level 5 qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
Please note, all applications for the BA (Hons) in Education Studies Top-Up will be passed to the University of Derby for final approval.
The Education Studies BA (Hons) Top-Up will take you one year to complete. You will attend College for one day a week.
You will also be expected to undertake a substantial amount of time undertaking independent research and study.
The Education Studies BA (Hons) Top-up will cost £5995
Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.
You can apply for a student loan to cover the costs of course fees. You may also be able to apply for various grants and loans to support your learning. Specific advice regarding student loans and other benefits can be obtained from www.gov.uk/student-finance
The careers team based in College can also assist your application. Please contact them via the Information Line on 01205 313218.
International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details on fees.
Please note that all fees are subject to change.
The Education Studies BA (Hons) Top-up’s modules will be assessed through written assignments, essays, case studies and independent study.
There is no final examination.
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