Education has a fundamental role to play in personal, social and professional development. Through education you can make a difference in the lives of many learners from different and diverse backgrounds. This degree offers you the opportunity to develop the professional knowledge, skills and understanding required to follow a career in education.
You will become aware of the factors affecting learners’ achievement so that you can promote continuous improvement and educational achievement among all students in a wide array of learning institutions. The course will also give you the tools to become a reflective practitioner and an independent, critical problem-solver.
Within the course you will explore topical issues relating to education and society; raising achievement through inclusion and look at the underlying principles of the educational system. The course looks at educational issues at various life stages rather than concentrating on a single phase. This will give you the opportunity to become aware of and investigate educational issues of particular personal interest and related to your career aspirations.
The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.
Applicants must be working in or having access to a suitable children’s environment and have completed any of the following qualifications:
FdA Early Years, Childcare and Education (Level 4 and 5)
FdA Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (Level 4 and 5)
FdA Professional Studies (Early Childhood) or (Education) (Level 4 and 5)
Diploma in Education and Training
CertEd Certificate in Education
Or a level 5 qualification with relevant experience and placement
Students who do not qualify by any of these qualifications should call 01733 214466 or email email@example.com to discuss equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.
You must have GCSEs English and Mathematics at grade C or above or grade 4 or above.
We accept A-level General Studies and AS-levels when combined with other full qualifications.
If English is not your first language you will require IELTS score of 6.0 (with 5.5 minimum in each skill) or an equivalent English Language qualification.
Current DBS required.
A face to face interview is required before an offer can be made.
ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR CERTIFICATED LEARNING (APCL) FOR ENTRY
APCL relates to learning completed through an earlier course of study. If you have previously completed a course which is relevant to your proposed course you should make this clear when you apply. For this to be eligible for consideration you must be able to provide certification, which shows your success in a final assessment for that course. Learning must be completed in the last five years or further evidence of updating will be required. Simple participation in a course or an attendance certificate is not sufficient.
EXEMPTIONS BASED ON ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR LEARNING (APL)
UCP offers students flexibility in their studies, by recognising learning they may have completed elsewhere before they apply. The Accreditation of Prior Learning processes ensure that we can take this into account when determining the modules you must study. It is important that you should identify any relevant prior learning when you apply. If your previous study specifically relates to modules on the course you wish to undertake we may approve a reduced programme of study, thus shortening the time it takes to obtain your award. Where this relates to learning completed through an earlier course of study, this is called Prior Certificated Learning, and where learning has been achieved through relevant work or experience, this is referred to as Prior Experiential Learning. Claims must be approved before you commence a course.
EXEMPTIONS BASED ON ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR EXPERIENTIALCERTIFICATED LEARNING (APEL)
It is important to understand that the APEL process does not award academic credit for experience alone, but for learning which can be shown to have been achieved through that experience. Students are required to prepare an individual case for the credit arising from their learning experiences. This normally means that a student receives support in the preparation of a portfolio, in which their claim is justified in detail and is supported by relevant evidence. This portfolio of evidence is then submitted for assessment and the possible award of academic credit. Alternative methods of assessment of evidence may be available but needs to be discussed with the Admissions team or Course Leader.
If you have any questions about entry requirements contact the Admissions Office on 01733 214466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must take modules worth 120 credits at each level of the course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits.
Final year for full-time students (Level 6)
Raising Achievement Through Supporting Learning and Inclusion (30 credits)
Enhanced Work-based Research: Environment and Practice (30 credits)
Investigating and Evaluating Current Debates and Developments (30 credits)
Undergraduate Major Project (30 credits)
A typical 15 credit module is 150 hours includes 36 hours of tutor led delivery and 114 hours of recommended independent study. A typical 30 credit module is 300 hours includes 72 hours of tutor led delivery and 228 hours of recommended independent study. A full-time student should expect to undertake 30 additional hours per week during term-time.
When studying this course at University Centre Peterborough, we will timetable your lectures as one full day a week over two semesters per year (part-time will be one half day a week over two semesters per year).
Over the duration of your course, teaching will be delivered by the following methods:
Final year for full-time students (Level 6)
Each semester is up to 15 weeks which includes up to 12 teaching weeks and 3 assessment weeks. If studying full-time you will be in classes, seminars and tutorials for approximately 15 hours per week and will spend the rest of your time in independent study and extra-curricular activities.
We recommend that full-time students allow up to an additional 30 hours per week for additional study. The campus is open Monday to Friday throughout the whole year and open late until 9.00pm from Monday to Thursday during term time. You also have 24/7 access to online resources from Anglia Ruskin University.
Timetables are available at least one month before enrolment and you can refer to the academic calendar for examination weeks and resit periods. Note that the days of the week you study may change each year and in some circumstances one of the full days might have to be split into two half days, but we aim to keep these as full days where possible.
Throughout the duration of your course you will be assessed by the following methods:
Final year for full-time students (Level 6)
We will provide, by the beginning of the first week of each semester, a current module guide with all the information you need for each module, including details of assessment tasks, the deadlines for these tasks, the required format and any relevant guidance.
Formative assessment opportunities are written into all module plans to provide students with on-going feedback. End of semester assessments will have formative opportunities in weeks 9 or 10 of the semester. In addition revision sessions will be held in week 12.
When a student has achieved 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 they become eligible for a foundation degree. The award classification is determined by calculating the credit weighted arithmetic mean of the module results for all modules at level 5. The following classifications are determined by the above calculation: Distinction
A student who has achieved FdA Early Years and Education may choose to apply for the level 6 BA (Hons) Education Studies Top-up course as a new student in order to achieve a second qualification. On achievement of 120 credits at level 6, their final BA (Hons) degree classification will be by calculating the credit weighted arithmetic mean of the module results for all modules at level 6 only.
After graduating, you will be able to gain a position as a Teaching Assistant within in Primary or Secondary schools.
You will also be able to apply for a PGCE in Primary or Secondary Education, or apply for an MA in a field related to education. Previous students have also been offered places in the School Direct and Teach East programmes, and have progressed to teaching roles via this route.
Other career options related to Education can include working in the Education Department of a local council or going on to work in education-based research.
When you have chosen a course to study at University Centre Peterborough, your next step is to make an application.
All full-time applications for UK and EU students must be made to UCAS via a web-based tracker system – www.ucas.com (the institution code for University Centre Peterborough is P56).
All part-time applications can be submitted directly to University Centre Peterborough. You can download and complete the following form then email to email@example.com, or send it through the post, or visit us in person.
Before you apply, please check that you meet the entry requirement which is listed on the course information pages.
WHEN TO APPLY
For full-time undergraduate and HNC/D applications, we advise you to make an application for your chosen course as soon as possible to secure your place. We will process your application within 1 to 5 working days so you know if you have a successfully received an unconditional or conditional offer. We are available to help you through every step of the way.
First UCAS deadline If you have not made your application by Tuesday 15th January 2019, you can still apply to University Centre Peterborough at any time afterwards.
UCAS Extra If you missed the first UCAS deadline, you can still apply through UCAS Extra from Monday 25th February to Thursday 4th July 2019. This also gives you the opportunity to add UCP as an additional choice if you have used all five choices and are not holding any offers.
Clearing From Friday 5th July 2019 you can apply via UCAS through Clearing.
This is open to those who have not yet applied or students who have waited until they have received their grades. However, you do not need to wait until you receive your grades before applying through Clearing.
If you have applied and been accepted at another university, you still have the opportunity to change to study at University Centre Peterborough.
WHAT IF I DON’T GET THE GRADES I EXPECTED?
Don’t panic. If you have done better or worse than you expected, contact University Centre Peterborough during Clearing and we will let you know very quickly. During this time of year we have additional staff so you can speak to admissions and academic staff who can advise if you can be accepted on a degree. We are used to helping hundreds of students at this time of year so you can feel assured that you receive the best advice and support.
If you have any questions about making an application contact the Admissions Office on 01733 214466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anglia Ruskin University
University Centre Peterborough
Duration and Delivery
1 year full-time (1 full day a week over two semesters)
2 years part-time (1 half day a week over two semesters per year)
September 2019 or September 2020
The tuition fees for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students starting in 2019/20 or 2020/21 will be £8,000 per year, which is lower compared with many other universities.
Fees for part-time study are pro-rata depending on the number of credits you are studying (i.e. 60 credits per year will be 50% of the tuition fee).
There may be additional costs for this course which are not covered by the tuition fee.
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