BA (Hons) Education, Learning and Development (Top Up)

Course Overview

Duration: Two years

The course aims to develop an in-depth understanding of the development and learning needs of children and young people. It will encourage you to critically evaluate the impact of learning, development and curriculum in practice and explore this within your own educational context. It will encourage you to produce rational arguments and draw independent conclusions using theoretical analysis, practical activity and personal research at degree level. It will provide academic insights and understanding of children and young people from a range of perspectives including philosophies and beliefs. It will develop your understanding of skills and attributes including leadership/management, communication and problem solving. It will be delivered through lectures, seminars, workshops, work based learning, external visits, directed study and independent study. This is a part time course running over 2 years so is ideal for those in employment or who are unable to commit to full time study. You will undertake 6 hours of study per week run over 2 evenings 6.00pm - 9.00pm.

Updated September 2020

Entry Requirements

In accordance with USW entry requirements:
Level 5 Foundation Degree (or equivalent) in relevant subject area
Students will either be employed or working within a voluntary capacity in a relevant setting for a minimum of 12 hours per week.

Course Delivery

EA3D005 Independent Project - 40 credits
EA3S007 Leadership in Education, Learning and Development- 20 credits
EA3S008 Professional Multiagency Collaboration - 20 credits
EA3S009 Learning and Teaching - 20 credits
EA3S010 Wellbeing and the Learner Voice - 20 credits
You will undertake 60 credits per year of study
A range of assessment methods will be used including assignments, presentations and projects

Progression Opportunities

MA Education (Innovation in Learning and Teaching) USW
MA Leadership and Management (Education) USW

Additional Information

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Student may be able to gain recognition for previous learning. Please contact for advice if you feel this may be relevant, further information is available at:

The current fees are £2800 per year. For information on financial support, including tuition fee loans and fee grants visit

There may be additional costs associated with this course i.e
• Travel to and from college or placement
• Photocopying, stationery and equipment costs (eg USB sticks)
• Printing and binding
• Gowns for graduation ceremonies
• £40 for a DBS check for any placement required as part of the course
All learners will be required to have a valid DBS check

*Please note that the tuition fees stated are for the 2020-21 academic year and are subject to increase for future years of study. Please see the university’s website for further information.

Course deliverable in Welsh: