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, usually in York or Huddersfield, have online support and tutorial support at College. Students achieve an ordinary degree through part-time study over two years or an Honours Degree through part-time study over three years.
- Advanced professional practice
- Improving teaching and learning
- Critical education
- Research methodology
- Major study
- Reflexive study.
Two or three years part-time. This consists of Saturday schools based at the University of Huddersfield, in centre support and online support.
This course will allow you to progress in your chosen career in post 14 teaching. It will enable you to pursue promotion to a higher level, such as course or curriculum leader.
Please use the following links to learn more about our policies and procedures.
- Academic Regulations: This programme follow the regulations of Huddersfield University.
- Student Disciplinary Policy
- Higher Education College Charter
Please visit our Document Downloads page to access the College's other policies, i.e. our Mental Health Policy.
Please note that due to changes for all Higher Education providers, the College has made an application to be registered with the Office for Students and expects an answer by September 2018. Find out more.
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 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.
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) and 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.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: The setting is very professional, with classrooms equipped with everything I needed. The LRC (Learning Resource Centre) was an invaluable resource, with very helpful staff available whenever I needed them. Communication with Student Services was also excellent.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: Meeting other professionals who share the same passion and learning from each other to become even better at what we do. Since completing the course I am much more confident about my teaching and find it even more enjoyable.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: My hopes for the future are to pass on my knowledge to others and share what I have learned with my colleagues. I would also like to progress onto the BA (Hons) course in education at the College at some stage.