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    For those already working within primary and secondary education, our course allows you to study while you work, and focus your learning towards your career ambitions.

    Why study BA Learning and Teaching at Middlesex?

    Our experience in delivering education courses really benefits the future career prospects of our students

    Diance Crocker, programme leader

    We have been delivering education courses for over 60 years, ensuring that you benefit from the experience and expertise of our staff.  This one year course blends theory with experiential learning in the workplace, and involves one day’s study on campus while continuing in your day job.

    Our course allows you to develop knowledge, understanding and experience of learning and teaching in different school contexts and gain qualifications that will focus your career towards qualified teacher status (QTS). It is ideal for those already working in an education support role as a classroom or teaching assistant or as an unqualified teacher.

    Course highlights:

    • Upon successful graduation you can apply to an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme as a route towards QTS, such as our PGCE (though you are not guaranteed a place)
    • Our course allows you to study while you work and links experiential learning in the workplace to your coursework
    • You will study both the wider context of learning and teaching as well as enhancing your knowledge and understanding in a chosen specialism
    • Our tutors are active researchers who bring the latest research findings into their teaching: placing you at the cutting-edge of education practice in the UK

    What will you study?

    The modules focus on contemporary issues in learning and teaching such as inclusivity in education and schools, and professional practice. You can also choose a specialist area of study. You will take an introductory module which focuses on research methods in education and project planning in preparation for a major project featuring your specialism.

    For those operating in primary schools, the specialism modules will focus on the core subjects, currently English, mathematics and science. For those operating in secondary schools, the specialism modules will focus on one examinable subject.

    Applicants must demonstrate the ability to undertake level 6 final year undergraduate degree study through successful completion of an appropriate foundation degree or equivalent.  They will have appropriate levels of numeracy and literacy to support learners in schools, as well as level 6 study.  Applicants will require a positive employer’s reference, from the head teacher (or equivalent) stating their support for study during term-time.

    Secondary candidates with 240 CATS points, typically from an HND or a Foundation Degree, may want to consider applying for and completing the BA degree.  This might then enable eligibility for consideration of, and application to, an ITT programme such as the Graduate Teacher Programme (as an alternative to RTP).  It is essential that such secondary candidates’ applications provide sufficient evidence of knowledge and understanding in their secondary training subject (i.e., one examinable subject within the secondary school curriculum). 

    Primary candidates with 240 CATS points, typically from an HND or a Foundation Degree, may want to consider applying for and completing the BA degree.  This might then enable eligibility for consideration of, and application to, an ITT programme such as the Graduate Teacher Programme (possibly as an alternative to RTP).  It is essential that such primary candidates’ applications provide sufficient evidence of knowledge and understanding in the primary core curriculum (currently English, maths and science)

    Applying

    Please apply directly to the university for this course.

    For further information please contact:
    Diane Crocker
    Programme Leader
    Email: [email protected]
    Tel: 020 8411 6248

     

    What are the career options with a degree in Learning and Teaching?

    Our course will qualify you to progress to postgraduate study and if you wish to become a teacher then you can apply for an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme as a route to gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), such as the PGCE courses we run. Alternatively, the detailed understanding of learning and teaching that you gain, can further your career within your own school or another organisation.

    What support is available?

    Our Employability Service can help you to develop your employability skills and get some valuable work experience.  We provide workshops, events and one to one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters, interviews, networking and so on. We also support you in securing part-time work, placements, internships, and volunteering opportunities, and offer an enterprise support service for those looking to start their own business. Find out more here [http://www.mdx.ac.uk/facilities/careers/index.aspx]

    Academic Profiles

    Diane Crocker,
    Programme Leader

    Diane's vast experience lends itself perfectly to delivering a course that blends theory and experiential learning. Diane ensures that her course delivers the fundamentals of teaching and learning theory whilst ensuring that content lends itself to contemporary issues and practices.

    If you would like to discover more about the course, please contact Diane: [email protected]