- Validated by:
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
- UCAS code: 5835
- Institutional code: H65
For those who have completed a Foundation Degree in a relevant subject area, the BA (Hons) Top upp course is designed to help you take your knowledge and skills in working with children and young people in education to full honours degree level.
You will study educational systems from early years to adolescence. There is a particularly strong focus on issues relating to inclusion, including work with vulnerable young people and those with learning disabilities. You will undertake a placement in a setting working with children and/or young people to help you relate your theoretical knowledge to the workplace.
Our experienced and professionally qualified staff will support you throughout the course. The team all have industry experience and will help you to make the most of your studies on this intensive and rewarding course.
Our students benefit from studying in our dedicated multi million pound Hugh Baird University Centre. You will have access to learning resources at the Hugh Baird University Centre and at the University of Central Lancashire.
The Education and Professional Studies - BA (Hons) Top up is focused on developing a range of skills for you to take into the work place in order to enhance your knowledge of education within various settings. Each week there will be a mixture of lectures, group discussion, debates and presentations designed to meet the learning styles of all class members. You will be encouraged to reflect on experiences from the workplace in order to maximise learning opportunities and discuss these experiences within a group setting. The assessments range from assignments, presentations, debates and portfolio development. You will also be given directed study and reading lists to help focus on specific areas in preparation for class. The aim of the BA (Hons) Top up in Education and Professional Studies is to develop the skills, strategies, and behaviours required to perform as confident, independent and active learners.