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Year of Entry 2021/22
BA (Honours)

Education and Learning Support (1 year top-up)

Course in clearing
Full-time Teaching and Education

Boost your existing skills across all educational services and build on existing relevant qualifications.

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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2021. Call us now on 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What is the UCAS code? U98B
When do I start? September 2021

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Course summary

  • Focus on the requirements of the education service and other national policy relevant to working in schools.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge through work-based learning in your workplace or voluntary placement.
  • Progress to professional qualifications such as Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Follow a work-based approach to teaching and learning to explore how leadership and quality improvement, continuing professional development and small scale research projects in the workplace can all support the development and continuous improvement of practice, leading to better outcomes for children and young people.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

The approach to teaching and learning is flexible varied and responsive to your needs. You build on the knowledge, understanding and professional experiences that you bring to the course.

You will learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • one-to-one tutorials
  • group learning tasks
  • reflection on work-based learning
  • self-directed study


Course leaders and tutors

Sarah Procter
Sarah Procter
Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

Applied learning

The Sheffield Institute of Education promotes a collaborative view of professional practice. We value the promotion of pupil voice in children and young people's educational services. The programme acknowledges and builds on the knowledge, understanding and professional experiences you bring to the course as well as the potential of the workplace as the context for professional learning.

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Future careers

The skills and knowledge gained on this course can help you progress to posts with greater responsibility within the education and schools sector. This includes

  • supervisory, management and curriculum leadership posts in educational settings
  • higher level management and leadership positions in larger organisations such as local authorities and the voluntary sector

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Entry requirements

All students

Must hold a foundation degree or a degree. Must be employed or volunteering in a school and be supported by the headteacher.

Additional information for EU/International students

This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Professional Practice 2 (Setting-Based) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Advanced Professional Practice One (Setting-Based) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Leadership And Quality Improvement Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Planning A Research Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF, 260.5KB)

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