Applied Education Studies BA (Hons)





About the course

An ideal course if you already work or volunteer in a primary, nursery or special school (e.g. as a nursery nurse, teaching assistant, instructor, sports coach or classroom volunteer) and want a career in teaching.

Designed so you can work while studying with evening part-time study available at four locations (Luton, Bedford, Milton Keynes, Peterborough) and a day option at the Putteridge Bury site in Luton, all of which are delivered mainly during the school year.

This course helps you link academic theory with your experience and successful completion will qualify you to apply for Qualifying to Teach courses at Primary and Early Years level.

This part-time course can be completed while in a work based setting and is the only course locally offering this means of degree study for working students. It is delivered either by evening sessions at all sites or a day session at Putteridge Bury.

You can gain an Honours degree in four years, although your study can be spread over a longer period.

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To apply for this course please contact admission@beds.ac.uk



Applied Education Studies - BA (Hons) - Putteridge Bury Campus, Luton

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  • Course level - Undergraduate
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  • Campus Location - Putteridge Bury Campus, Luton
  • Start dates - Sep
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Attendance - | Part-time day | Part-time evening
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Applied Education Studies - BA (Hons) - Bedford Campus

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  • Course level - Undergraduate
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  • Campus Location - Bedford Campus
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Attendance - | Part-time evening
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Applied Education Studies - BA (Hons) - University of Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes

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  • Course level - Undergraduate
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  • Campus Location - University of Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Attendance - | Part-time evening
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Applied Education Studies - BA (Hons) - Arthur Mellows Village College (Study Centre)

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  • Course level - Undergraduate
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  • Campus Location - Arthur Mellows Village College (Study Centre)
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Attendance - | Part-time evening
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Applied Education Studies - BA (Hons) - University Square Campus, Luton

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  • Course level - Undergraduate
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  • Campus Location - University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Attendance - | Part-time evening
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Why choose this course?

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  • Learn the skills you need to apply for Qualifying to Teach courses
  • Study part-time while working in an educational setting, and use your work experience towards your course
  • Develop your ability to link academic theory to your practice
  • Gain from a course that provides a clear route into a professional graduate role in Early Years, through Early Years teacher status, primary initial teacher training or leadership and management
  • Benefit from support to help you balance work, study and family commitments



Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

Year 1
  • Skills for Education Studies
  • Investigating the Curriculum
  • English: Knowledge and Understanding
Year 2
  • Personalised Learning
  • Mathematics Education
  • Reflecting on Practice
Year 3
  • The Learning Environment
  • English: Theory and Practice
  • Research Methods
Year 4
  • Mathematical Problem Solving
  • Professional Practice
  • Research Project in Applied Education Studies



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We are very proud of our excellent reputation in training teachers, which spans over 100 years, and of the strong and effective partnership with schools and colleges in Bedford Borough; Central Beds; Luton; Milton Keynes and Peterborough. Our employment rate is amongst the highest in the country and the university hosts an annual Teaching Fair, which brings students and employers together for job and networking opportunities.

We take particular care to ensure that the individual needs of all students are met, and we encourage all students to reach their potential in a supportive environment.

Discover the facilities, see examples of students’ work, read about graduate successes, browse courses, view staff profiles and much more.



How will I be assessed?

Assessments include written reports, poster presentations, tests, preparation of lesson sequences and teaching materials, portfolios, literature reviews, research project and oral presentations.

The purpose of assessment is to provide formative feedback to you, to monitor your performance and to measure your attainment. In addition, it aims to enable you to demonstrate that you have fulfilled the objectives of each unit as well as the profession as a whole.

The ability to present to others is an important skill in teaching and one that you will be supported in developing throughout the course.

Entry requirements

  • We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

    UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

  • At least 80 points with 64 points from 2 A level passes at C or above
  • At least 80 points with 64 from Merit Merit in two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas or one BTEC Diploma
  • At least 80 points with Merit Merit Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.


  • For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff see the UCAS tariff calculator

    Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

    T: +44 (0)1582 743500
    E: admission@beds.ac.uk

  • As a general guide, to apply for a place on an undergraduate course (BA/BSc) at the University you need to have completed your high school education and have the required English qualification.

    We have students from all the European Union member countries so we are quick to make decisions on most qualifications. See your country page for more details

  • Check Your Country page to confirm that your local qualifications are suitable or contact your International Admissions Team

  • In appropriate paid or voluntary work placement for minimum of one day per week at start of course

  • NEAB; NVQ 3, Cache, etc, in child/education related subjects recognised
  • Experience within school or educational setting credited
  • Head teacher’s reference

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

This course provides the opportunity to gain an appropriate qualification to apply for Initial Teacher Training and many students completing this course go on to train as teachers. Students who do not plan to train as teachers, but want to develop their career within education often go on to take on other roles within educational services, including outreach work, education welfare and social services.

The course is designed to develop understanding of a wide range of educational theories and how these apply in practice, allowing students to develop understanding of how the theories explored apply within their own context.

Guidance will be given on the application process for routes into teaching and in addition the Careers and Employability Service will provide support in helping students to explore a range of careers within the field of education.

The primary aim of the course is that students will achieve the levels of knowledge and standards of professional competence necessary to progress to a teacher training course and ultimately to a career in teaching. Or, for those who do not wish to train as teachers, supporting teaching in a range of ways. The course will lay the foundations for students to develop and sustain, a fully professional approach and attitude in their teaching throughout their careers.
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Professional placements

We value real-world experience to prepare you for life beyond university, which is why we’ve forged connections with thousands of companies locally, nationally and internationally. Through our placements, you can gain that all-important practical experience whilst you complete your course.

From volunteering, internships and placements, through to a fee free year in industry, we offer a whole host of opportunities to enhance your employability. Discover more



Go Global

Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, simply have the travel bug, or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, all at the same time as studying towards your undergraduate degree. The Go Global programme is open to students from the UK and EU.

Travel to exciting destinations, including:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York
  • Malaysia and Singapore

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Go Europe

Our International students meanwhile, can make the most of trips to a series of exciting European destinations. From France and Belgium, to Holland and Germany, there are plenty of places to visit, network and broaden your knowledge of the global market place, by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, first-hand.

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.



Fees and Funding

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • The full-time tuition fee is £11,500 per year A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Facilities

Bedfordshire is a small county with lots to offer.

However you enjoy spending your free time, you won’t have to look far in Bedfordshire to find somewhere to relax, socialise or explore the great outdoors. 

We are also conveniently located around 30 minutes by train from London, offering you the city experience with a homely feel.

Bedfordshire offers:

  • A range of pubs, clubs and restaurants
  • High street and independent shopping
  • Museums, galleries and theatres - and our own University Theatre
  • Entertainment centres
  • Stunning countryside
  • Professional sport and world-class facilities
  • Headquarters of a number of notable UK and international companies
  • Luton International Carnival and Bedford River Festival

Campuses in Buckinghamshire

We also have campuses in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes

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