Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Education and Professional Development (Top-up)

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This is a two-year, blended learning top-up programme involving attendance at monthly day schools with an expectation of independent study and support by individual tutorials with the module tutor. In addition to this, you will be supported in your studies with academic support from our libraries.

The programme’s aim is to enhance your knowledge and skills in three broad areas; critical reflection, policy and practice and research and academic scholarship.

“I worked as an Accountant and Company Auditor for 10 years prior to teaching – this was in the Medical Industry and Private Training Industry. I decided to teach to offer my knowledge to others, and have been teaching for seven years.”

Conal White
Conal White Curriculum Team Leader in Accounting
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We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2023/24. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career in Education

The education sector is ideal for those who have a passion for inspiring others and helping people reach their full potential.

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Further Education Lecturer

Average salary - £33,700

Further Education Lecturers supervise and teach trade and technical education to students beyond secondary education and for adults and commercial training.

Day-to-day tasks**:
  • Plan, prepare and teach classes and workshops for students
  • Use e-learning technology to deliver lessons
  • Work with learning support staff to give students with special educational needs or disabilities extra help
  • Check and mark work and give feedback
  • Help and motivate students facing barriers to learning and make sure that all students work well together
  • Make referrals to other professionals e.g. mentors, personal tutors, careers advisers and counsellors
  • Meet with subject colleagues and other staff to plan and review work and share good practice
  • Plan and take part in events like open days or recruitment activities
Working environments

You could work in a sixth form college, an independent training centre, at a college or in a prison.

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Training Officer

Average salary - £25,000

Training Officers plan and run courses and workshops for staff within organisations.

Day-to-day tasks**:
  • Assess individual and organisational training needs
  • Conduct staff appraisals and meetings with managers
  • Design engaging, appropriate, and inclusive learning activities
  • Deliver training using online, blended or classroom based methods
  • Assess individuals and the effectiveness of training programmes
  • Monitor trainees’ progress
  • Make sure training is cost-effective and within budget

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the education sector include*:

  • Teaching
  • Enthusiasm
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Leadership

What our students say

“I enjoy studying locally as it means I don't have to move away from home. I love working closely with the animals and the tutors are really supportive”

Ronnie Smith Higher National Certificate - Diploma Level 4 in Animal Management

“I enjoy working in the fantastic recording facilities and am really impressed with the opportunities available for us as students. I want to go on to complete my PGCE so I can encourage other people who want to perform and work in the music industry.”

Logan Wall
Logan Wall BA (Hons) in Popular Music Performance and Production Y3

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Education and Professional Development (Top-up)