UWE Bristol

BA Hons Education in Professional Practice

This third-year top-up degree allows you to continue working in an educational support role while gaining an honours degree and progressing your career.

Why study education in professional practice?

Working in education is highly rewarding. It's an area where you can truly make a difference and improve people's lives.  Working with children or adults in schools, colleges or elsewhere in the community, you help people live fulfilled lives, build positive relationships and make contributions of their own. 

Studying education in professional practice will help you progress your career in education and related fields. You'll increase your knowledge and relate your existing experience to educational theory. It's an opportunity to share ideas with peers and learn new theories and approaches from research-active tutors.

Why UWE Bristol?

BA(Hons) Education in Professional Practice gives you the opportunity to gain a higher education degree, while at work in an education-related role.

Earn as you learn, and top up existing credits to gain a full honours degree. If you work in education and related areas or hold qualifications from overseas, this allows you to further develop your career.

Our students include unqualified teachers and teaching assistants, education welfare officers, family support workers, mentors and those working in pupil referral units, prisons or the youth sector.

Work independently and with other students to complete a varied range of assignments. Examine innovative curricula, develop ways to support learners with emotional barriers to learning and investigate ideas for teaching and learning in a changing world.

Gain excellent research and independent study skills and build on your existing experience of working in education.

Where can it take me?

You'll graduate ready to progress on to a PGCE and primary Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), or to postgraduate study in education or related fields, such as our Master's in Education.

The course also provides an excellent foundation for career progression in education and related fields.

Find out more about courses for school support staff at UWE Bristol

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Literacy and Numeracy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement:

    Please note that the English Language requirements for IELTS are:

    Overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component OR

    Overall score of 6.0 with 6.0 in each component

120 credits at Level 1 and 120 credits at Level 2 in Education or a related subject, from a Foundation Degree or equivalent. For example:

Career Prospects

You'll graduate ready to progress to a PGCE and primary Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for either ages 3-7 or 5-11 depending on your experience, or to postgraduate study in education or related fields, such as our master's in Education.

The course also provides an excellent foundation for career progression to more senior roles in education. It can also act as a route into training and consultancy, youth and community work, local government, play work, speech therapy, social work and day care management.

Possible careers could include special educational needs coordinator (SENCO), nursery manager, family support manager, youth leader, community liaison officer, careers adviser, personal tutor, mentor or behavioural support manager.

Our award-winning careers service will develop your employment potential through career coaching and help find you graduate jobs, placements and global opportunities.

We can also help find local volunteering and community opportunities, provide support for entrepreneurial activity and get you access to employer events.

Visit our Employability pages to learn more about careers, employers and what our students are doing six months after graduating.

Course Details

Researching Education Learning and Development
Dissertation Education Learning and Development.

Two optional modules
Approaches for Addressing Emotional Barriers to Learning
Innovative Curricula
Youth and Community Learning
Guided Studies.

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