Professional Development Teaching Assistants (Top-up) - Full-time - Bury College

OCD0131 Full Time 2015-16

Awarding Institution
University of Bolton
Teaching Institution
Bury College
Ucas Code
Language Of Study

Professional Accreditation

None Associated with this programme

Programme Awards

Title Type Level Description
Honours Degree (BA) Final Award Level 6 Professional Development Teaching Assistants (Top-up)

Benchmark Statements

The following benchmark statements apply to this programme:

Internal and External Reference Points

Other Points of Reference

No other references apply to this Programme.

Additional Criteria

Additional Admission Matters

Aims of the Programme

The principal aims of the programme are to:

Distinctive Features of the Programme

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge & Understanding

On completion of the programme successful students will be able to demonstrate systematic knowledge and understanding of:

Cognitive, Intellectual or Thinking Skills

On completion of the programme successful students will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

Practical, Professional or Subject-specific Skills

On completion of the programme successful students will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

Transferable, Key or Personal Skills

On completion of the programme successful students will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

Programme Structure

120 credit top-up award for teaching assistants who have completed the Foundation Degree and want an Honours degree - 12 month (one academic year) full-time course. Will include a relevant dissertation. Progression routes would include postgraduate study, e.g. MA, Ph.D, etc.

Module List

Title Module Code COE1
Dissertation EDL6001 C
Psychology of Education EDL6003 C
Educational Issues, Developments and Policies in Primary Schools. EDL6006 C
The Illusion of Inclusion EDL6007 C
Philosophy of Education EDL6008 C

1Core, Optional, Elective

Learning & Teaching Strategies

Learning and teaching will be supported through blended learning using a combination of face-to-face sessions, electronic-based resources and electronic communications. The development of research skills will be supported through individual learning and independent research. Lectures, seminars and group work will also be used to support teaching and learning.

Learning Activities (KIS entry)

Course Year HE3 HE4 HE5 HE6 HE7
Scheduled learning and teaching activities n/a n/a n/a 26% n/a
Guided independant study n/a n/a n/a 74% n/a
Placement/study abroad n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Assessment Strategy

Assessment tasks are linked to the learning outcomes of each module and are completed at selected points within the module (chosen to facilitate student learning via feedback on the tasks). All assignments are based on course work and will vary from academic essays to e-discussions, presentations and seminars. The assessment tasks will involve research exercises, and possibly the use of reflective journals and case studies. Reflective activities, including the use Personal Development Planning (PDP), using relevant theories and reflective tools will help relate theory to practice Formative assessment feedback on written assignment preparation will be given orally in tutorials and immediately following presentations, with practice presentations encouraged in some modules.

Assessment Methods (KIS entry)

Course Year HE3 HE4 HE5 HE6 HE7
Written exams n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Coursework n/a n/a n/a 100% n/a
Practical Exams n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Assessment regulations

Assessment Regulations for Undergraduate Modular Programmes apply to this programme.

Grade Bands & Classifications

Undergraduate Honours Degree

Regulations can be found at:

Role of External Examiners

External examiners are appointed for all programmes of study. They oversee the assessment process and their duties include: approving assessment tasks, reviewing assessment marks, attending assessment boards and reporting to the University on the assessment process.

Support for Student Learning

Methods of Evaluating & Enhancing the Quality of Learning Opportunities

Sources of Information

Audit Notes

The following changes were made from the previous version of this Programme:

Modules EDL6002 and 6004 replaced by EDL6007 and 6008 respectively to reflect changed delivery method to two semesters per module.

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