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Year of Entry 2020/21
BA (Honours)

Education and Learning Support (1 year top-up)

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


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: 2020/21 fees are not yet confirmed. See fees and funding below.
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What is the UCAS code? U98B
When do I start? September 2020

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 the 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

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.


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

City Campus

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

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

Typically you need
• a foundation degree or equivalent level 5 qualification with an educational focus
• to be in employment or on voluntary placement in an educational setting for a minimum of 16 hours per week
• at least one years¿ work experience or equivalent working with children and young people
• if English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of at least 6.0.

As you work with children you need to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as a Criminal Records Bureau) check.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

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.


Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

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/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/2021 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK/EU students starting this course in 2019/20 are £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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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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)

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

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