Education and Professional Development — BA/BA (Hons)

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Course information

You can progress your CertEd/DTLLS to a full BA (Hons).
This course is a great progression route from the Certificate in Education/DTLLS or other level 5 teaching or training qualification and takes two years to complete. It is primarily aimed at those working either within the education and training sector or related areas looking to further their professional knowledge and skills.
This course is particularly suitable for those wishing to progress from a Certificate in Education, DTLLS or other level 5 teaching qualification 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.
The course is delivered in partnership with the University of Huddersfield through an innovative ‘blended learning' style, which combines face-to-face Saturday day schools at the University and creative on line activities with both individual and collaborative study. Tutorials take place at The City of Liverpool College at times to suit your availability.
Course content:
This 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.
The degree will help you broaden your knowledge and understanding of theoretical and policy issues and research methods in education and training, with direct application to your own professional context. It provides an opportunity to develop your professional and personal confidence within your working practice with a view to enhancing your career.
What will I study?
Year 1:
• Advanced Professional Practice
• Improving Teaching and Learning
• Critical Education
Year 2
• Research Methodologies
• Major Study
• Reflexive Study
Assessment is based on essays, presentations and projects at the end of each module. All students receive personal tutorial support and guidance.
Please note: this course will only run when it has a sufficient number of applicants.


Education and Professional Development BA/BA (Hons)

This course leads to...

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 Masters level qualification.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for this course are typically one of the following:
• Cert Ed or level 5 teaching/training/education qualification
• Foundation Degree from the University of Huddersfield
Candidates not meeting the above academic requirements but who are able to demonstrate significant and relevant experience, will be considered on an individual basis. Please get in contact for further advice.
In addition, you must also:
• demonstrate at least two years teaching or training experience and be in an educational
or training role.

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Course ID: 157909

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 2 Years


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

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