BA (Hons) Education and Professional Development :: Bishop Burton College

Course: BA (Hons) Education and Professional Development

Department: Teacher Training

Type: Degree

Duration: Two years

The Programme

This programme provides those working in the post 14 education and training sector with the opportunity to develop their professional and academic knowledge and skills. It is continually assessed through assignments and research studies. You will attend four Saturday schools in Huddersfield, have online support and tutorial support at college. 

What You Study

  • Advanced professional practice
  • Improving teaching and learning
  • Critical education
  • Research methodology
  • Major study
  • Reflexive study.

How To Apply

Application is through our online application form.

Applications for the year you wish to study open in September the year before. We continue to accept applications through to the September you wish to start with us, provided we have spaces available and the course remains open.

Entry Requirements

A Certificate in Education or its equivalent. Two years full-time teaching experience or comparable professional qualifications and experience. Students should also have GCSE grade 4 or C in Maths and English, or equivalent.

Applications will be considered if you do not have the Certificate in Education or equivalent but have five years of professional experience in education.

If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).

Rebecca Wilkinson

Certificate in Education, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Rebecca started her career in teaching and learning as an NVQ assessor, supporting adult students to achieve qualifications in English, maths and ICT. Although she enjoyed assessing, it was the small teaching aspect of the job that Rebecca got the most fulfilment from so she moved into a role that enabled her to do this full-time. For the last three years she has worked as a functional skills tutor for a local charity and says that completing her course at Bishop Burton College has helped widen her role by giving her the knowledge she needed to develop her courses.