Education, Early Childhood & Youth

BA (Hons) Education and Training


This is an award of Teesside University that is delivered at Darlington College, Hartlepool College of Further and Higher Education, Middlesbrough College, Redcar & Cleveland College and Stockton Riverside College.

The programme aims to help lecturers, mentors, teaching assistants and other workers in education develop their knowledge of educational practice and reflect on strategies for developing their professional practice. It is primarily for those currently practicing or volunteering in the sector.

What you study

The degree consists of four level 5 core modules and one option module, and five level 6 modules, giving a total of 120 credits at each level. The level 5 modules are delivered in one year as are the level 6 modules.

Career opportunities

Successful graduates may progress into a graduate teacher programme for teaching in primary settings. Graduates will also practise in a range of lifelong learning educational settings, such as FE colleges.

Entry requirements

For direct entry into the level 6 modules, entrants will be expected to have attained a foundation degree or equivalent credits (120 at level 4 and 120 at level 5) in a relevant and appropriate educational area. These entrants will follow a one-year programme.

Applicants who do not have the required level 5 credits to enter directly into the level 6 modules but who have 120 credits at level 4 in a relevant and appropriate educational area (such as a Certificate in Education, lifelong learning, DTLLS or NVQ4 in learning and development) will enter at the level 5 modules and follow a two-year programme.

Applicants must be in paid or unpaid employment in an educational practice for at least 2-5 hours per week.

RPL and APEL will be considered via individual application. Please contact the programme leader for further guidance.

For additional information please see the undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements in our admissions section

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Education, Early Childhood & Youth

Level 5 core modules

  • Education and Psychology
  • Educational Contexts and Practice
  • Effective and Innovative Learning Environments
  • Inclusive Practice

and one optional module

  • e-learning in Educational Practice
  • Reflective Practice

Level 6 core modules

Modules offered may vary.