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Education and Professional Development — BA/BA (Hons)

Course ID: 163622

Course Year: 21/22

What to expect from the course

This course is delivered in partnership with the University of Huddersfield and is aimed at teachers and trainers looking to develop their professional knowledge and skills.

We welcome applications from those working either within the education and training sector or in related areas such as health, careers or the uniformed services.

The course is particularly suitable for those wishing to progress from the Certificate in Education/DTLLS to a degree. It takes two years (part-time) to attain the degree and you can choose to complete either an unclassified degree or a degree with honours.

It is delivered using an innovative ‘blended learning’ approach which combines Saturday day schools at the University of Huddersfield and creative online learning activities with both individual study and collaborative study. Tutorials take place at The City of Liverpool College. You will also have unique opportunities to share and celebrate your own student research at a festival at the University. You will need access to appropriate technology and be prepared to try out new and changing technologies.

Skills and Knowledge Developed:

The degree will help students broaden their knowledge and understanding of theoretical and policy issues and research methods in education and training, with direct application to their own professional context. It provides an opportunity to develop the student's professional and personal confidence within the student’s working practice, with a view to enhancing their career.

Please note: this course will only run when it has a sufficient number of applicants.

Click the link below to hear what a former student has to say about their experience at The City of Liverpool College University Centre:

Alumnus Testimonial Video – BA (Hons) Education and Professional Development


BA Honours Degree in Education and Professional Development

Why study with us?

The course is a part-time, blended learning programme that lasts for two years. Students will be part of an online learning community and attend the University of Huddersfield for a number of Saturday ‘Day Schools’ each year, as well as tutorials at The City of Liverpool College.

The blended learning style creates a unique and innovative learning experience which makes full use of multimedia, the virtual learning environment, virtual classrooms, online social networks and critical friendship groups.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Many graduates of the BA have achieved promotion or moved into different areas of education and professional development following their studies. Students can go on to do a Master's level qualification.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are typically the Cert. Ed, DTLLS or other level 5 teaching or training qualification.

Candidates must also demonstrate a minimum of two years teaching or training experience and currently hold an educational or training role.


This course is only available to learners aged 18 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer, but you may qualify for a student loan through Student Finance England towards the cost of your course and living costs. Find out more at, or contact our HE team at

Fee for21/22 is 4700.00
In future years we anticipate increasing this fee in line with the annual inflation level (capped at RPI All Items Excluding Mortgage Interest (RPIX)).

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