|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.
Applicants will normally possess a recognised Teaching Assistant related qualification comprising at least 120 credits at HE4 and 120 credits at HE5; for example a Foundation Degree for Teaching Assistants
· Applicants should also have 5 GCSEs grade C or above including maths and English Language
· If you are intending to teach in the primary sector you will also require a GCSE Science qualification to progress onto Primary Training courses
Applicants should also have 5 GCSEs grade C or above including maths and English Language
If you are intending to teach in the primary sector you will also require a GCSE Science qualification to progress onto Primary Training courses.
The following qualifications and subjects are not accepted:
Adult Literacy, Adult Numeracy, Functional Skills, Key Skills Application of Number and Communication
One year full-time or two years part-time
You will cover the following topics:
You will be assessed by a variety of methods including presentations, observations, case studies and written assignments.
This course incorporates a range of teaching activities including informal discussions and presentations, as well as workshops to develop essential research skills and visits from outside speakers on career progression routes. Modules allow you to link theory to your own practice and thus expand your professional skills alongside your academic development.
All students receive an initial allocation of 600 credits per academic year for printing and photocopying, additional credits can be purchased if required. Photocopying facilities are available in the LRC at an additional cost.
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