New City College
Education and Professional Practice BA (Hons)
New City College

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The BA (Hons) Education and Professional Practice is a level 6 top-up degree programme that seeks to connect teaching practitioners and professionals from different sectors of education who will work together to interrogate key concepts of the education system and consolidate understanding within their own contexts. The programme follows an intellectual and rigorous study of educational questions; designed to broaden theoretical perspectives of the role and purpose of education and educational processes across a wide range of contexts. These are Early Years, Primary and Secondary compulsory schooling and Further Education. New City College is registered with the Office for Students.

The BA (Hons) Education and Professional Practice is to be newly validated by Bath Spa University and is unique in its approach to delivering this qualification as it brings into contact teaching practitioners and professionals from different sectors of education who will work together to explore key concepts of the Education system within their own working context. You will consider the effectiveness of the management and leadership team at your organisation, as well as the innovative practices of your institution. Alongside this, you will study the importance, theory and models of transitions and conduct in-depth research for your dissertation. This qualification is a classroom-based course in which students are expected to reflect upon and actively incorporate their professional practice into their studies.

For full-time students, the course is studied over a period of one year for 30 weeks. Attendance is 1 day per week plus attendance in the workplace. The course will take place at our Ardleigh Green Campus.

On completion of the programme, students may choose to move into a management position, paid employment following voluntary placement, or progress to a Masters programme in Education. Students may also progress on to a registered teacher training programme.

You will be assessed in all the modules that you study. The programme team has designed a range of assessment methods to test your learning and development as you progress through the programme. Assessment will take place during or immediately on completion of the teaching of each module. Assessment will usually involve submitted assessments/in-programme assessments, reports and presentations. The teaching year begins in September and ends in June. A typical student registered in full-time attendance mode will study the equivalent of 120 credits over one academic year and will attend College for one day per week. Students will either be working or volunteering within an educational setting and be able to commit to self-study alongside the programme. All of our teaching staff are experienced professionals in the field of education. All students are allocated a personal tutor who will be your first point of communication should you have any queries or concerns. Regular 1:1 sessions will take place within the classroom where there will be the opportunity to discuss your course and progress.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

This is a year 3 BA top-up. You will need a relevant Foundation Degree or evidence of holding 240 HE credits. You must be employed in a professional educational role which may be paid employment or voluntary. Students may progress from: Teaching Assistants (Primary and Secondary sector) progressing from an OUVS Foundation Degree or Early Years Practitioners progressing from an OUVS Foundation Degree.

This course is not open to International applications.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Education and Professional Practice, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Education and Professional Practice BA (Hons)

England UK £6000 year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 year 1
Scotland £6000 year 1
Wales £6000 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

Fee subject to OfS Approval

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

About New City College

New City College (NCC) is a large-scale institution that operates from campus locations in both Essex and East London. There are a total of 5 campuses in each of these locations, with specialist facilities provided for the diverse range of courses offered at each site.

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Where is this programme taught

Ardleigh Green
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