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Target audience 

Those people who work in education either delivering or supporting learning.

Entry requirements 

For entry to L5, possession of an appropriate qualification worth at least 120 HE credits at L4 (such as Certificate in Education). Applicants who do not have a foundation degree in a non-educational related subject may be able to join at L5. Applicants would follow a two-year programme.

For direct entry to L6, entrants will be expected to have attained a foundation degree or equivalent credits (120 at L4 and 120 at L5) in a relevant and appropriate educational area. These entrants will follow a one-year programme.

APL and APEL will be considered via individual application. Please contact the programme leader for guidance.Applicants must be in paid or unpaid employment in an educational practice for at least 2-5 hours per week.

Course content 

Year 1 (Level 5):

  • Effective and Innovative Learning Environments
  • Educational Contexts and Educational Practice
  • Education Psychology
  • Inclusive Practice
  • Information Technology in Practice or Reflective Practice
  • Reflective Practice

Year 2 (Level 6):

  • Planning Research in Education
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour
  • Education Policy & Education Practice
  • Curriculum Design and Assessment
  • Individual Practice Project
Assessment criteria 

A variety of informative and summative assessment methods are used including written assignments, presentations, reflective journals and a dissertation at Level 6.


Graduate teaching programme, PGCE or Master's Degree in Education.

Other information 

There is an expectation that students will work in their own time to complete the necessary reading, reflection, evaluation and assessment work. It is advised that you spend significant hours of independent study outside timetabled sessions. Please think carefully before undertaking a course of this nature as it is demanding and you will need to consider your work, family and social commitments.

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Whatever course you choose, you'll get the highest level of training from specialist tutors, benefiting from their knowledge and experience of working not just in education but also in industry.

Application & Enrolment

You are able to apply online for all courses, however to complete your course enrolment fully, you will need to have an interview and then be accepted onto a course. The only courses available to enrol online are Full Cost courses, if you wish to enrol on any other course please call into Student Services or call 01429 295000.

Full Cost course fees are inclusive of VAT.

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