Adult Courses, Higher Education

Education and Professional Practice (BA Hons)

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Course Overview

Course information:

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The BA (Hons) Education and Professional Practice is unique in its approach to deliver a broad range of areas under one qualification and bring into contact teaching practitioners, early years educators and professionals from different sectors of education who will work together to interrogate key concepts of the education system within their own working context. The BA (Hons) Education and Professional Practice at New City College provides you with critical insights into key educational issues that will enable you to develop intellectual, practical and transferable skills related to current educational practices.

The course provides a selective approach into the wider perspectives of education and work-based learning through modules focused on evidence-based pedagogy, educational research and reflective practice. The programme encourages healthy debate and discussion, building in depth and advanced knowledge and understanding across a variety of sectors, taking in key aspects of learning through educational theory, practice and policy, strategic methodology, and whole-organisational practices beyond the role of teaching.

Over the duration of the course, you will have the opportunity to enhance your research skills and to make a contribution to scholarship in an area connected to your academic/ professional interests. You will demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of ethical considerations and the importance of integrity.

All of the modules on this course are compulsory and worth either 20 or 40 credits each. Successful completion of all the modules will lead to the award of the Level 6 BA (hons) in Education and Professional Practice.

BA (hons) in Education and Professional Practice
  • Professional Issues in Educational Contexts (20 credits)
  • Student Centered Pedagogy (20 credits)
  • Analysing Subject Specialist Teaching Practice (40 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)
This course is validated by Bath Spa University
  • Entry requirements

    All applicants will need to:

    • hold a foundation degree or equivalent to 240 credits in a relevant subject area
    • have GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4 (C) or above or equivalent Level 2 qualifications
    • demonstrate professional suitability in motivation and enthusiasm for the subject and their career
    • be currently teaching and/or supporting students in an educational setting
    • attend an interview and complete a successful entry assessment with the programme team
    • have a current DBS
  • How you are assessed

    Higher Education programmes are taught and assessed using learning outcomes and QAA Benchmarks (where available) to enable you to demonstrate learning and achievement for modules, levels and programmes.

    All learning outcomes have to be successfully addressed in the assessment process. All of our teaching staff are experienced professionals in the field of education. All students are allocated a personal tutor who will be your first point of communication should you have any queries or concerns. Regular 1:1 sessions will take place within the classroom where there will be the opportunity to discuss your course and progress.

    You will also be supported by a mentor within your placement who will work alongside your tutor and classroom observer.

  • Next steps

    For further information about application please email Customer Services

    You can apply for the ‘Student loan’. Student loans can include a tuition fee loan and a maintenance loan to help with your living costs. Help and advice is available at

Available Campuses

Dates Schedule Max. fee if paid
Start: 19/09/2024
End: 04/07/2025
Thu (09:00 - 17:45)
£9250.00 per year

What Can This Course Lead To

On completion of the programme, students may choose to move into a management position, paid employment following voluntary placement, or progress to a Masters programme in Education. Students may also progress on to a registered teacher training programme.

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