The BA (Hons) Education and Professional Practice is validated by the Open
University and 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
You will study a selection of modules:
- Professionalism, Expertise & Accountability in Educational Contexts 20
- 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.
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.
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.
A minimum age
of 18 years is a requirement.
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.
A current DBS is a requirement. Students will be offered a place only on
successful completion of interview.
Where will it take me?
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.
Course Assessment Method
You will be assessed in all the modules that you study. The programme
team has designed a range of assessment methods to test your learning and
development as you progress through the programme.
Assessment will take place during or immediately on completion of the
teaching of each module. Assessment will usually involve submitted
assessments/in-programme assessments, reports and presentations.
The teaching year begins in September and ends in June. A typical student
registered in full-time attendance mode will study the equivalent of 120 credits
over one academic year and will attend College for one day per week. Students
will either be working or volunteering within an educational setting and be able
to commit to self-study alongside the programme.
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.
Notes About Fees
Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.
Find out more by speaking to Admissions:
- For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
- For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
- For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801
- To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
- You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
- You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.