This top-up degree is flexibly designed to enable practitioners in Early Years, Primary Education and wider Education and Training environments to meet Continuing Professional Development (CPD) needs and to develop expertise in the practice setting.
The programme enables you to extend your prior qualifications to gain an honours degree related to your specific area of practice in Early Years, Primary Education or Education and Training.
Why study this subject?
This work-based programme is open to students who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or a Diploma in Higher Education. It is designed to help you develop your theoretical knowledge and expertise and enable enhanced practice and career progression.
The course offers a grounding that enables you to knowledgeably enhance your practice with children and their families. As a successful graduate you will have a desirable qualification for career progression, including highly sought after jobs within early years and education.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
The course is designed to extend your knowledge and skills relating to practice, developing reflexivity, enhanced confidence and critical decision-making skills. You’ll be encouraged to develop autonomy and personal responsibility within your professional role and for your own personal development, while being supported by your course leader.
What will I study?
As a successful graduate you will have a desirable qualification for career progression, including highly sought after jobs within early years and education.
A varied programme of learning and teaching strategies enables you to achieve a specialist award related to your specific area pf practice. You will be supported to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes to model best practice and demonstrate the professional standards associated with the programme learning outcomes and specific pathway requirements.
A blended learning approach is adopted throughout the programme which includes, online learning, lectures seminars, and project supervision. A virtual learning environment (VLE) will support you with online learning content, resources and contemporary technologies enhancing traditional face-to-face teaching. Independent study will be expected under the guidance of the module leader. This will include wider reading, preparation for lectures and reading and planning to prepare for assignment submission.
How will I be taught and assessed?
The workplace is regarded as a forum for learning and development and will be incorporated as an integral part of the learning and teaching strategies used on the programme. Opportunities for inter – professional learning will be maximised across modules to give opportunity for inter-professional debate.
Assessments include written essays, reports and portfolios.
BNU is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.
We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.
Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.
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