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BA (Hons) Education and Curriculum Studies (Top-Up) is designed for people who want to gain a full undergraduate degree, and are working with young people or the primary education sector.
You will develop a broader understanding of a number of education topics, and use this to analyse and make recommendations for your own workplace.
This is a full-time course, and the timetable has been carefully created to allow you to continue working in a paid or voluntary capacity for at least two days a week.
Semester One (September - December)
Up to three evenings per week: Mondays 6pm to 9pm (six sessions), Tuesdays 5pm to 8pm, and Wednesdays 6pm to 9pm.
Semester Two (January - May)
Three sessions on Mondays 6pm to 9pm, and weekly sessions on Wednesdays 6pm and 9pm for core modules, and 5pm to 9pm for optional modules.
In addition to this contact time, you will have supervision sessions for the Work Based Research Project (Dissertation) throughout the academic year.
Please be advised that these times are subject to change - if you have any questions, speak to our admissions team.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
To apply for this course you usually need one of the following:
Foundation Degree in a relevant subject (such as Education and Care)
240 credits (or equivalent) of a recognised UK undergraduate award, in a relevant subject
You must also have all of the following:
GCSE grade C or above in three subjects, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
At least two years experience of working or volunteering in the early years or education sectors
A letter of endorsement from your employer or provider of voluntary work
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
We will consider applications from applicants who do not hold the relevant academic qualifications, but who do have relevant experience or alternative qualifications.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
The annual fee for this course is:
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
Gaining an undergraduate degree will boost your career prospects and allow you to progress faster. You will also be eligible for Masters courses, such as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), which would qualify you as a teacher.
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