If you are applying to start in September 2022, you must meet the following entry requirements:
Applicants must be working in or having access to a suitable children’s environment (paid or voluntary) and completed any of these qualifications:
Mature students or students who do not have the above qualifications can contact our admissions team on 01733 214466 or email@example.com to discuss equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.
You must have GCSE English language and mathematics at a minimum of grade C or grade 4.
If English is not your first language you will require a recognised Level 2 English language qualification or an IELTS score of 6.0 (with 5.5 minimum in each skill) or an equivalent English Language qualification.
An enhanced DBS check is required.
An interview may be required before an offer can be made.
EU STUDENTS AND OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS
We can accept a wide range of overseas qualifications and use UK NARIC to compare qualifications. For advice about overseas qualification conversion call the Admissions Office on 01733 214466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about UCAS tariff points and how they work, visit ucas.com/tariff-calculator.
We accept a wide range of qualifications such as A-levels (you must have grades for at least two A-levels), BTEC, Cambridge Technicals, International Baccalaureate (IB), NVQ Level 3, Access to Higher Education and Scottish Advanced Highers.
The tariff points for qualifications can be added and combined together (e.g. A-levels plus BTECs).
The UCAS points for A-level General Studies, AS-levels and the EQP (Extended Project Qualification) are accepted when combined with other full qualifications.
ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR CERTIFICATED LEARNING (APCL) FOR ENTRY
APCL relates to learning completed through an earlier course of study. If you have previously completed a course which is relevant to your proposed course you should make this clear when you apply. For this to be eligible for consideration you must be able to provide certification, which shows your success in a final assessment for that course. Learning must be completed in the last five years or further evidence of updating will be required. Simple participation in a course or an attendance certificate is not sufficient.
EXEMPTIONS BASED ON ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR LEARNING (APL)
We offer students flexibility in their studies, by recognising learning they may have completed elsewhere before they apply. The Accreditation of Prior Learning process ensures that we can take this into account when determining the modules you must study. It is important that you identify any relevant prior learning when you apply. If your previous study specifically relates to modules on the course you wish to undertake we may approve a reduced programme of study, thus shortening the time it takes to obtain your award. Where this relates to learning completed through an earlier course of study, this is called Prior Certificated Learning, and where learning has been achieved through relevant work or experience, this is referred to as Prior Experiential Learning. Claims must be approved before you commence a course.
EXEMPTIONS BASED ON ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR EXPERIENTIAL CERTIFICATED LEARNING (APEL)
It is important to understand that the APEL process does not award academic credit for experience alone, but for learning which can be shown to have been achieved through that experience. Students are required to prepare an individual case for the credit arising from their learning experiences. This normally means that a student receives support in the preparation of a portfolio, which evidences their claimed exemptions for entry. This portfolio of evidence is then submitted for assessment and the possible award of academic credit. Alternative methods of assessment of evidence may be available but needs to be discussed with the Admissions team or Course Leader.
You must take modules worth 120 credits at each level of the course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits.
Year one /final year for full-time students (Level 6)
A typical 15 credit module is 150 hours which includes 36 hours of tutor led delivery and 114 hours of recommended independent study. A typical 30 credit module is 300 hours which includes 72 hours of tutor led delivery and 228 hours of recommended independent study. A full-time student should expect to undertake 30 additional hours per week during term-time.
When studying this course at University Centre Peterborough, we will timetable your lectures as one full day a week over two semesters per year (part-time will be one half day a week over two semesters per year).
We are able to offer this convenient timetabling to our students as we are a smaller institution so we can timetable our staff and resources more efficiently.
Over the duration of your course, teaching will be delivered by the following methods:
Year one / final year for full-time students (Level 6)
There are two semesters per year and each semester is up to 15 weeks which includes up to 12 teaching weeks and 3 assessment weeks.
If studying full-time you will be in classes, seminars and tutorials for approximately 15 hours per week and will spend the rest of your time in independent study and extra-curricular activities including work placement if not embedded in your course. We recommend that full-time students allow an additional 30 hours per week for additional study.
The campus is open Monday to Friday throughout the year and you will also have 24/7 access to a virtual learning environment (VLE) with e-books, journals and abstracts plus teaching resources and interactive tools.
Timetables are available at least 6 weeks before registration and you can refer to the academic calendar for examination weeks and resit periods.
The days of the week you study may change each year and in some circumstances one of the full days might have to be split into two half days, but we aim to keep these as full days where possible.
Year one / final year for full-time students (Level 6)
We will provide, by the beginning of the first week of each semester, a current module guide with all the information you need for each module, including details of assessment tasks, the deadlines for these tasks, the required format and any relevant guidance.
Formative assessment opportunities are written into all module plans to provide students with on-going feedback. End of semester assessments will have formative opportunities in weeks 9 or 10 of the semester. In addition revision sessions will be held in week 12.
Your final degree classification is calculated as an average of all your credits at Level 6.
Applicants must be working in or have access to a suitable children’s environment (paid or voluntary) as you will undertake an Enhanced Work Based Research module based on your work placement.
“I am the Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Education Studies (Top-Up), BA (Hons) Primary Education, and BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies. Prior to joining University Centre Peterborough, I taught Sociology, RE, Health and Social Care, History, Psychology and Philosophy. I have supported students as a Head of House, Head of Subject, and Head of Year. I was formally a team leader for OCR, supporting a team of GCSE examiners. I previous ran a ‘Strong Not Tough’ resilience programme for post-16 students as part of tutorial sessions and have acted as a Suicide First Aider. I am a qualified SENCo and have volunteered as a Sunday School teacher and rugby coach. I am passionate about challenging discrimination and meeting individual needs, particularly within education. I have undertaken research related to learning needs and personalised learning. Currently I am undertaking a PhD in education, exploring issues of inequality, and arguing for a shift towards more socially just education policy that will remove barriers and allow all to flourish in their unique ways.”
After graduating, you will be able to gain a position as a Teaching Assistant within in
Primary or Secondary schools.
You will also be able to apply for a PGCE in Primary or Secondary Education, or apply for an MA in a field related to education.
Previous students have also been offered places in the School Direct and Teach East programmes, and have progressed to teaching roles via this route.
Other career options related to Education can include working in the Education Department of a local council or going on to work in education based research.
I knew from a young age that I wanted to work in conservation and joined Stamford College to study Level 3 Animal Studies and then progressed to the HND Animal Management course at UCP.Nathan Scott, Former student
From the very beginning to the end of my degree I have learnt, experienced and gained so much knowledge, skill and passion for my subject.Emily Stack-Humphrey, Former student
Being Poet Laureate, for me, means a bigger platform and a louder voice to do the things I am passionate about.Kat Beeton, Poet Laureate 2022
After I presented my final year project at the UCP Computing Conference, which is attended by employers from the IT industry, I was invited to an interview at HIVE Learning who were impressed with my work. That has now led to me getting my dream job in London working on the development of learning technologies.Maciej Kazimierek, Former Student
University Centre Peterborough currently has around 700 students on over 30 different degree level programmes.
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