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BA (Hons) Professional Development Education (Top Up, Part-Time)

Study part-time for the BA (Hons) Professional Development Education, which is validated by the University of Bolton. This course is designed for people who have successfully completed a PDE or Cert Education and wish to further their studies.
5 & 6
18 months
Lee House, Manchester City Centre

This 18-month programme is ideal for anyone who works in educational setting and is looking to enhance their career progression. The course encourages students to critically explore education within a wider context. It will further build on, and expand, the skills developed during prior study.

When does the course start?

Course Start Dates - March 2023 or September 2023

What does the course cover?

On this programme you will study a variety of modules including:

  • Critical thinking and academic skills
  • Equality, diversity and difference
  • Policy, practice and research in education
  • Observing and analysing learning and teaching
  • Educational heroes
  • The psychology of education
  • The illusion of inclusion
  • Global perspectives on education
  • Investigating the English language

Students will learn through a range of classroom based lessons and be assessed for the different modules through a combination of assignments, reports, coursework, case studies, presentations and a dissertation. 

When will I attend?

Attendance is required one evening per week 5.30pm - 7.30pm. 

What will I achieve?

On successful completion you will achieve a BA (Hons) Professional Development Education, awarded by University of Bolton.

Upon successful completion, there is the opportunity to progress into managerial roles or further study; students wishing to pursue further qualifications within education can apply for a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course.

What are the entry requirements?

You must hold a foundation degree (FdA) or higher national diploma (HND) or another relevant qualification.

How much does the course cost?

Year one - £5,200

Year two - £2,600

Students are generally entitled to a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England.

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Lee House,
90 Great Bridgewater Street,
M1 5JW