This programme provides teachers and trainers in post compulsory education and training with the option to progress and achieve an Honours Degree to enhance their career and personal development.
The BA (Hons) Education and Professional Training (EPT) has been designed for professionals working in Lifelong Learning in a range of contexts. The course has at its heart the idea that people working within this area will want to explore and understand the history, the present and the possible futures of Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET)/Lifelong Learning (LL).
The course sits within PCET provision that was graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in March 2014 and offers excellent progression routes for students from the teaching qualifications.
At the centre of the design of this course rests the idea that professionals working in ‘Lifelong Learning’ will want to develop the academic skills and outlook needed to critically explore and understand the area in which they work. The course has been planned to allow students to develop their own ability to evaluate and investigate the ideas and practices of PCET/LL. Towards the end of the course you will, to a considerable extent, be able to choose which particular aspects of lifelong learning to examine in greater depth. Staff involved in teaching on the BA (Hons) Education and Professional Training see tutorial support and structured guidance as being very important and each student will be allocated a personal tutor.
Possession of the BA (Hons) Education and Professional Training is an asset for teachers and others working in PCET/LL. Students who have completed the course report that it has helped them to advance in their profession and has given academic depth to their understanding of the area they work in. National Student Survey outcomes show that students rate the course very highly.
Many students completing the BA (Hons) Education and Professional Training do so after completing a Teacher Training Award in post compulsory education. For many of these students success in Higher Education is something which they did not expect to achieve when they left school. Perhaps the most important benefit to students of completing the BA (Hons) Education and Professional Training is personal satisfaction derived from the knowledge that they can legitimately participate in the world of Higher Education. The BA (Hons) Education and Professional Training course sits within the PCET provision that was graded as outstanding by Ofsted in March 2014.