Glyndwr University School of Business

Education Studies (top-up)

Glyndwr University School of Business
In Wrexham

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Wrexham (Wales)
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Wrexham (Wales)
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Why choose this course? This course is designed for those education and multi-agency practitioners with a Foundation Degree in an Education related subject area, such as Learning Support, Childhood Studies or Education Studies who want to pursue their studies alongside their employment. This course provides an opportunity to critically reflect upon education practice and build upon your knowledge, understanding and skills to further develop your work-based practice.   The course is designed to provide the opportunity to develop your skills and abilities in the context of your current employment and the opportunity to select from a range of optional modules allows you the flexibility to tailor the course in line with your interests or career ambitions.   This popular course has a long history of providing a well-respected and successful pathway into primary teaching via a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE – Primary Education) or Post-compulsory qualification (PcET – Adult and Further Education), whilst keeping options open for a range of other career opportunities that involve work with children and young people.   Based on a combination of academic study and work experience, the programme considers theoretical perspectives drawn from a wide range of disciplines including: education, sociology, psychology, philosophy, health and social welfare/justice. The course aims to produce graduates who are critically informed about contemporary issues relating to education and childhood studies; graduates who have the knowledge, skills and professional competency required to successfully innovate and drive forward policies and practices within the education and childhood studies workforce.   Why not come along to our next subject day and find out more information about the course.

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What you'll learn on the course

Skills and Training
Education Studies
IT Development
IT for adults

Course programme

  • Courses within Education at Wrexham Glyndŵr University were ranked joint first in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the 2015 Guardian University Guide
  • The course will develop your skills in high level communication, information gathering, research, reflective practice, professional development and critical thinking
  • Glyndŵr University has substantial experience and a long history of offering Education courses
  • Lecturers have experience across all phases of learning and lifelong learning
  • The course draws upon your work-based experience
  • The optional module Supporting Pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties/Dyslexia) leads to an accreditation by the British Dyslexia Association and Accredited Learning Support Assistant

Year 1 (Level 6)

This programme will develop learners knowledge, skills, values and attitudes required by those working with children, young people or vulnerable adults in schools, other areas of children’s services, settings and post 16 providers.

It will provide learners with the skills to communicate and engage effectively with children, young people and vulnerable adults; promote understanding of the needs of the individual, the setting, children, young people and vulnerable adults to support their development as well as promoting their welfare.

There will be opportunities to engage with and reflect upon their own personal and professional learning through further study and to enhance their professional practice; apply the principles of evidence informed and ethical practice; provide opportunities to explore theoretical concepts and work-based practice in a research context.

The programme emphasises the relationship between theory, research and practice. You will also learn about current issues in education and extend their critical skills of argument, analysis and reflection as appropriate at level 6 study.


  • Journal Review and Evaluation - The module encourages wider reading of empirical educational research, particularly in recent journals with the aim of broadening knowledge of research paradigms in relation to empirical educational research. You will relate education research paradigms to theory
  • Philosophy of Education - This module is designed to enable students to develop a systematic understanding of the links between the study of philosophy, education and academic practice. Students will gain an understanding of philosophical approaches that have been proposed and influenced education. Through the study of this module, students will be able to demonstrate acuity and sensitivity in the interpretation of texts and wide reading beyond the course bibliography. Some will apply this ability to demonstrate unusual analytical ability and rigour and a marked independence of thought.
  • Literature Review and Analysis - The module aims to provide an opportunity for students to undertake a literature review and to present their review in the form of a written report and presentation.
  • Research Project - The module presents an opportunity for students to undertake a small-scale research project and to present their research findings in the form of a professional poster and abstract.
  • Negotiated Learning - Students investigate an area of education that supports the development of their own practice. The module encourages a scholarly approach and enables the sharing of the findings and outcomes of that study with their peers.

Optional Modules (Choose 1)

  • The Social Context of Education
  • Comparative Education
  • Curriculum in Context
  • The Social Context of Education
  • Learning Through Coaching and Mentoring
  • Counselling Skills Awareness
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Supporting Pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties/Dyslexia ALSA

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

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