On the successful completion of this course NCG will award a BA (Hons) Degree in Education and Professional Development.
All applicants are expected to have completed a teaching or education-related qualification of a minimum of 120 credits with a minimum of 60 credits at level 5. Due to the academic demands of the course, applicants are expected to hold a level 5 qualification and show that they can work comfortably at academic level 5, with the potential to progress to degree level work.
Alternative access routes e.g. compilation of a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) portfolio will be discussed as part of course advice and guidance. Applicants are given an assessment task, are interviewed, and given advice and guidance on their suitability for the course, with appropriate access routes identified.
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Portfolio of evidence which may include presentations, critical reflections, case studies, research proposals, action-research, research-based assignments and an independent dissertation project.
Aims of the course
The BA (Hons) Degree in Education and Professional Development programme provides you with the opportunity to draw on your existing experiences to further develop your knowledge and a critical understanding of educational research and policy, key theories of learning as well as pedagogical concepts and principles. In addition, you will consider the effects of cultural, societal, political, historical, technological and economic contexts on learning, within a range of educational settings.
Successful achievement of this qualification enables students to pursue further study at Masters level.
Active and experiential learning is central to the delivery of this qualification: this will include student-lead discussions and presentations, focus groups, self-directed studies and the development of communities of practice. In addition, learning will take place in the classroom via a blended approach using the virtual learning site. The delivery method of each module will be determined by its content.
Graduates from this programme may focus on moving into management and leadership roles in education, or on the development of their teaching and/or training practice through advanced practitioner roles