Higher Education Courses

Level 6 BA (Hons) in Education and Professional Practice

Course Overview

  • Campuses

    Havering Ardleigh Green
  • Qualification

    Higher Education Courses
  • Subject

  • Schedule

    Thursday (Day)
  • Duration

    36 Weeks
  • Age

    Higher Education

Course Fees


Entry requirements

A minimum age of 18 years is a requirement.

You will need a relevant Foundation Degree or evidence of holding 240 HE credits.

You must be employed in a professional educational role which may be paid employment or voluntary.

Students may progress from:

  • Teaching Assistants (Primary and Secondary sector) progressing from an OUVS Foundation Degree.

  • Early Years Practitioners progressing from an OUVS Foundation Degree.

All students will be expected to have GCSE Maths and English Language qualifications at grade C or above (grade 4 on new framework). Please note, the college reserves the right to accept evidence of working towards a maths qualification upon completion of a successful interview.

You must have a current DBS.

You will be invited to attend an interview and assessment session. This session will include a written test, group exercise and individual interview through which an assessment will be made of your potential for the course.

If you are interested in applying for the course, please apply via www.UCAS.com. Our institution code is H14 and the course code is X300.


The BA (Hons) Education and Professional Practice is subject to validation by the Open University. It is unique in its approach to delivering this qualification as it brings into contact teaching practitioners and professionals from different sectors of education who will work together to explore key concepts of the education system within their own working context.

You will consider the effectiveness of the management and leadership team at your organisation, as well as the innovative practices of your institution.  Alongside this, you will study the importance, theory and models of transitions and conduct in-depth research for your dissertation. This qualification is a classroom-based course in which students are expected to reflect upon and actively incorporate their professional practice into their studies.

You will study a selection of modules:

Level 6

  • Professionalism, Expertise & Accountability in Educational Contexts 20 credits
  • Effective Management, Leadership and Administration 20 credits
  • Developing Innovative Practice within a Learning and Organisational Context 20 credits
  • Managing Transitions in Education 20 credits
  • Dissertation 40 credits

For full-time students, the course is studied over a period of one year for 30 weeks. Attendance is 1 day per week plus attendance in the workplace. The course will take place at our Ardleigh Green campus.

Open University Regulations click here

This course is subject to reapproval by the Open University for Academic Year 2021/22 start

The BA (Hons) Education and Professional Practice is a level 6 top-up degree programme that seeks to connect teaching practitioners and professionals from different sectors of education who will work together to interrogate key concepts of the education system and consolidate understanding within their own contexts.

The programme follows an intellectual and rigorous study of educational questions; designed to broaden theoretical perspectives of the role and purpose of education and educational processes across a wide range of contexts. These are Early Years, Primary and Secondary compulsory schooling and Further Education. Havering Colleges, New City College is registered with the Office for Students.

  • Assessment Criteria

    Assignment briefs covering:

    • Written essays and reports
    • Presentations
    • Work based tasks

Further information

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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