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2021/22 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Learning and Teaching

Programme code:BA-PT/L&TUCAS code:
Duration:2 Years Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Anita Collins Contact

Total credits: 120

Entry requirements:

GCSE English grade A*- C or 9 - 4 or equivalent
GCSE Maths grade A*- C or 9 - 4 or equivalent


A FD, DipHE or equivalent level qualification in L&T or a similar relevant discipline

A qualification at NVQ level 5 normally coupled with at least 2 year’s experience of work in an educational role or setting


Applicants must be engaged in relevant work (paid or voluntary) with a minimum of 60 hours per year.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Lifelong Learning Centre

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Learning and Teaching Examination Board - Lifelong Learning Centre

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

The programme has been developed with reference to the Subject Benchmark Statement for Education Studies

Programme specification:

The BA Top-up in Learning and Teaching is a part-time programme for people working or volunteering in training, tutoring or support roles with learners in schools, specialist units, FE, HE, the voluntary sector, libraries and a variety of other contexts.

The programme runs for one afternoon per week and can be completed within 18 months. It is aimed at those working with learners in a variety of roles and contexts who wish to further develop their understanding and expertise in teaching and learning, building on their learning at Foundation Degree level to gain a specialist degree which enhances their career prospects. The BA combines the development of specialist knowledge through option modules (for example on Leadership or Playful Learning), with core modules on broader issues in education. The dissertation also offers the opportunity to research a particular area of interest.

Teaching on the BA programme is in relatively small groups, enabling students to actively engage in sessions, and to benefit from a supportive context. Members of the Lifelong Learning Centre staff team are dedicated to helping students with all aspects of their progress to make the most of their time at the University.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

LLLC3952Researching the Learning and Teaching Sector20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LLLC3970Issues and Ethics in Professional Practice20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates must take:
either 40 credits from the following optional modules or 20 credits of optional modules and 20 credits of discovery modules.

LLLC3945An Introduction to Autism20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LLLC3966Who do you think you are? Exploring Learning Identities20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LLLC3976Playful Learning: using game philosophy to develop new approaches to learning and teaching20 creditsNot running in 202122
LLLC3983Creative Interventions in the City20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LLLC3984Leadership for Learning in Community and Educational Settings20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may take 0 - 20 credits of discovery modules

Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates must take the following compulsory module

LLLC3969Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:14:41


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