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BA Hons

Education and Professional Development

Teacher Training

Key Facts

Level 6
Wakefield City Campus
Start Date:
September, 2020
2 Years
Mode of Study:
Awarding Body:
How to Apply:

You can apply directly to us for a part-time course, please download our Higher Education Application Form, complete the application form and return it to:-

Higher Education Office,
Wakefield College,
Margaret Street,
Wakefield WF1 2DH

Or you can email it to


Our course 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.

It uses a blended learning model of delivery to enhance practitioners’ knowledge and skills in three broad areas: critical reflection, policy and practice, and research and academic scholarship. The course is underpinned by a commitment to professional development and lifelong learning which draws upon a range of differing perspectives, academic disciplines and sustainable practices applied to the practitioners' context. The purpose of the degree is to develop reflexive practitioners who shape and influence policy and its implementation within a changing professional context, whilst responding to the needs of learners, employers and organisations.

This course is particularly suitable for those wishing to progress from a Certificate in Education to a degree. It normally takes two years to attain the degree and you can choose to complete either an unclassified degree or a degree with honours.

Course Features
  • Varied and interesting learning experience including work placements, visiting speakers, and visits to public service institutions
  • Huge investment in our new Advanced Skills & Innovation Centre
  • TEF Silver Award

Course Structure

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

Unclassified degree

  • Reflexive Study

Honours degree

  • Research Methodologies
  • Major Study
  • Reflexive Study


Entry Requirements

If you hold the Certificate in Education and have two years' full-time teaching experience (or part-time equivalent), this may be worth 180 credit points towards the degree.

Applications are also welcomed if you have five years' experience but do not hold the Certificate in Education or equivalent qualification. With appropriate experience, you may be entitled to 180 credit points towards your degree.

You will complete an initial assessment to ensure you are working at the level 2 in English and maths but you will be offered further support for this if needed.

If you have considerable professional experience you may be entitled to claim 200 credits on entry and decide to take the two year Honours option. You should discuss your professional experience with the College tutor. In order to assess your suitability and to support your application onto the two year course, a piece of critical writing must be submitted. There is a non-refundable charge (half a 20 credit module fee) for this process.

Fees & Funding

Students on this course normally take 90 credits a year, so the cost will be £4,387 per year.

Course Costs Included in the fees


Course Costs Not Included in the Fees


Bursaries and scholarships

For more information visit our Higher Education funding page.

Other Financial Support

For more information visit our Higher Education funding page.


This course is particularly suitable for those wishing to progress from a Certificate in Education to an undergraduate degree and thereby enhance their career prospects. Many graduates of the BA Education and Training achieve promotion following their studies.

On successful completion you could progress to the MA Professional Development (with specialist routes), MSc Multimedia and e-Learning or the Doctor of Education (EdD).


BA Hons Education and Professional Development