BA (Hons) in Education and Professional Development
Mode: Part-time
Start Date: September 2020
In partnership with:
Duration: 2 years part-time, Delivered at Accrington and Rossendale College
Cost: £4,000 Part Time
Course Overview

The programme is aimed at the professional development needs of teachers or trainers in further, higher, adult and secondary education and those who work in related areas such as health, careers, uniformed services and private training organisations.

What will I learn?

This course gives you the opportunity to build the knowledge to extend the cognitive and practical skills required within teaching and learning. You’ll draw on
your existing teaching and learning experiences to plan and explore new ways of developing and understanding contemporary good practice.

You’ll also have the opportunity to focus on research-based practice and undertake research focusing on contemporary educational challenges and strategies.

• Professional Practice (Advanced)
• Improving Teaching and Learning
• Critical Education

• Reflexive Study
• Major Study
• Research Methodologies

You will also attend an induction ‘day school’ in year one and four ‘day schools’ in each year.

Throughout the duration of the programme students will also:

• Get face to face support at the centre you have chosen to study with
• Online teaching and learning festival at the University of Huddersfield each year
• Receive online support, particularly distance learners
• Undertake online and paper based assessment
• Have the opportunity for online learning and networking

How will the course be assessed?

A range of assessments are used within the programme, including portfolios, case studies, reflections and presentations.


Materials and other information

All HE enrolments are subject to the College’s Higher Education Student Agreement.


This programme enhances what students can offer in working with Early Years children and provides a progression route towards Early Years Teacher Status.

It also provides a progression route to possible entry into professional training in teaching, social work and care professions.


We have a wide range of adult learning programmes to help you reach your goals.

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