|Course Title||Professional Development for Teaching Assistants BA (Hons) Top-up|
The Professional Development for Teaching Assistants BA (Hons) top up is an exciting course taught at Bury College University Centre and validated by the University of Bolton. It is ideal if you have successfully completed a Foundation Degree for Teaching Assistants and allows you to develop a greater understanding of the psychology and philosophy of education and explore educational leadership in greater depth. You will also have the opportunity to undertake detailed research into an educational issue and complete a dissertation. The programme will provide the opportunity to progress onto postgraduate courses in teacher education and other related fields and to take up employment opportunities in the field of education. Please note that this course does not lead directly to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Whilst the course does not lead directly to Qualified Teacher Status, the Top-up does allow access to career pathways that require a full honours degree. Previous graduates have taken up posts through Schools Direct or new employment opportunities within education, as well as progressing onto postgraduate courses in teacher education and other related fields.
Entry requirements include:
You will cover the following topics:
You will be assessed by a variety of methods including presentations, observations, case studies and written assignments.
You will benefit from seminars, practical workshops and guest speakers who will give you an insight into career options available on completion of your degree.
All students receive an initial allocation of 600 print credits per academic year; additional credits can then be purchased if required. Photocopying facilities are available in the LRC at an additional cost.
Bury College students were given the opportunity to experience working life in the industry of their choice through career-enhancing work experience placements.