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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?

September 2022

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