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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Education and Professional Development (Top-up)

This is a two-year, blended learning top-up programme involving attendance at monthly day schools with an expectation of independent study and support by individual tutorials with the module tutor. In addition to this, you will be supported in your studies with academic support from our libraries.

The programme’s aim is to enhance your knowledge and skills in three broad areas; critical reflection, policy and practice and research and academic scholarship.

“I feel much more supported and have opened up more here. I get involved in sports now, as they adapt the activities to enable me to join in. I just love it here; we have a great laugh.”

Jacob Hunter - FLEX student
Jacob Hunter FLEX student
Please note

We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2023/24. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career in Education and Childcare Services

The childcare sector is ideal for those who are patient, caring and have a passion for helping children to develop, learn and reach their full potential.

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Teaching Assistant

Average salary - £21,500*

Teaching Assistants support teachers with classroom work and admin tasks and facilitate children’s development via help with reading, writing and learning activities.

Day-to-day tasks:

Helping teachers prepare lesson materials, working with students to support them with work, recording and reporting student progress, maintaining a safe and healthy environment and following safeguarding procedures and helping manage class behaviour.**

Working environments:

Schools (public or private) and special needs schools.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Nursery Assistant

Average salary - £19,200*

Nursery Assistants care for children from birth up to seven years old and help their development and learning in a safe and supportive setting.

Day-to-day tasks:

Planning and supervising activities like art, music and cooking, helping children to learn numeracy and language skills through games, taking children on trips, observing children and writing reports, making sure children are safe and well and speaking with parents and carers.**

Working environments:

Nurseries, children’s homes or hospitals.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

What our students say

“The teachers are very supportive in helping me achieve my ambition to study adult nursing at university.”

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Maneerat Thongngoen Level 3 Health and Social Care Former student at De Warenne Academy

“I’m doing this for myself, to improve my skills and so I have better opportunities. To anyone who thinks they’re too old to study I would say: it’s never too late to chase your dreams.”

Magdalena Marnowska Functional Skills in Maths and English

“I'm enjoying meeting new people with similar interests.”

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Justin Hamlet Level 2 Games Animation, Former student at Oakwood High School

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Education and Professional Development (Top-up)

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