University of Bolton

Introduction

With a student body of around 11,000 you will get the best of all worlds at the University of Bolton. You will be based on a modern, compact campus where no-one feels anonymous and, with small teaching groups on many courses, you can be sure you are a name, not just a number.

Bolton itself is a friendly, thriving town close to the big cities of Manchester and Liverpool.

Our teaching quality has consistently won the highest ratings possible from the Government's quality control agency and we have professional accreditation for more than 30 of our teaching programmes.

There are currently 192 Academic staff members of whom 130 hold PhD degrees. This represents 67.7% of PhD holders amongst the Academic staff.

Our Ethos

The University of Bolton is a public resource for professional knowledge and learning, working with and on behalf of people and organisations to solve practical problems.

We strongly believe that learning is fundamental to the transformation of individuals and society.

We are unrelenting in our desire to stay abreast of commercial, social, cultural and economic change and incorporate its impact in our courses and in our work with partners.

We celebrate excellence in others and willingly bring their good practice back into the university and into our partnerships.

We are proud that all elements of society are fully represented among our staff, students and partner organisations.

We embrace diversity and value difference.

We show adaptability, rigour and flexibility in identifying and meeting the needs of individuals and organisations.

We respect and value the traditional role and achievements of scholars and universities, while seeking to create a model of higher education which is focused on professionalism, innovation and application.

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ACCA Professional Papers Programme

Campus Full time 18 - 30 months August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is one of the world’s pre-eminent accountancy bodies with members and students in over 170 countries. The University of Bolton is now offering you the opportunity to study towards your ACCA Professional papers on a full-time basis. We provide a programme of carefully paced study with highly qualified tutors who are focused on helping you succeed. If you have already successfully completed... [+]

ACCA Professional Papers Programme The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is one of the world’s pre-eminent accountancy bodies with members and students in over 170 countries. The University of Bolton is now offering you the opportunity to study towards your ACCA Professional papers on a full-time basis. We provide a programme of carefully paced study with highly qualified tutors who are focused on helping you succeed. If you have already successfully completed (or been granted exemptions from) papers F1-F9, this course will allow you to complete your ACCA Professional papers in 18 months for the full-time version of the course and 30 months for the part-time version of the course. Exemptions can be from undergraduate accounting degree programmes, such as the University of Bolton’s BA (Hons) Accountancy, which attract the maximum nine paper exemptions from the ACCA Qualification. About the course Successful completion of the ACCA Professional papers is an essential element of the ACCA Qualification, along with the Fundamentals papers (F1-F9), the Professional Ethics module and the Practical Experience Requirement. Once you have achieved all these elements you will be eligible to apply for ACCA membership. As an ACCA member you will benefit from improved career progression and very high earning potential. Special features Sessions for each module will consist of a three hour tutorial in the early afternoon from 1pm-4pm, followed by a past question focused session of two hours in the late afternoon from 5pm-7pm, over 14 weeks. Two weeks' intensive examination revision and planning sessions are built into the programme. There will be a mid-session examination practice session with detailed feedback given to each student. We offer free parking facilities for students. Campus is easily assessable by car or public transport. Bolton train station is only five minutes walking distance from our Deane Road Campus. Cafeteria facilities are available on-campus. The University of Bolton offers an excellent library and 24/7 IT facilities, free 24 hour WiFi access and learning areas. What you will learn You will gain skills and knowledge relevant to any business sector from the public or corporate sectors to financial services or public practice. You will gain the freedom to choose the type of accountancy role and organisation you work for. Knowledge of professional ethics is embedded into each of the ACCA Professional papers and is an essential component of the ACCA Qualification as you move towards becoming a Chartered Certified Accountant. What you will study In order to achieve the ACCA Professional level you will need to complete two modules: Essentials and Options. These modules require you to perform at a level equivalent to that required of students studying a master’s degree. The ACCA Professional level builds on the technical knowledge you already possess. It also explores the more advanced professional techniques, values and skills required by accountants working at senior levels in advisory or consultancy roles. ACCA Professional Papers (Essentials) In order to achieve the Essentials component you will need to complete the following three papers: Governance, Risk and Ethics (P1) Corporate Reporting (P2) Business Analysis and Strategy (P3) ACCA Professional Papers (Options) In order to qualify, you will also need to complete two of the following four papers: Advanced Financial Management (P4) Advanced Performance Management (P5) Advanced Taxation (P6) Advanced Audit and Assurance (P7) Professional Ethics and Practical Experience Requirement (PER) To achieve ACCA membership a trainee has to complete the ACCA exams, the Professional Ethics module and the PER. Students are required to complete the Professional Ethics module as part of their ethical development. The module gives students exposure to a range of ethical perspectives and includes several self-tests which require them to reflect on their own ethical behaviour. Students are given access to the Professional Ethics module when they become eligible to take Paper P1, Governance, Risk and Ethics and guidance will be provided by the course tutor. Achieving the PER allows you to demonstrate that you can apply your skills and knowledge within the workplace. The PER is a programme designed to help you to; apply and develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours you have learned through the exams; develop your judgement; assess the quality of your work; and improve your work performance. Entry requirements You should have successfully completed, or been granted exemptions from, ACCA papers F1-F9. Exemptions can also be from undergraduate accounting degree programmes; for instance graduates of the University of Bolton’s BA (Hons) Accountancy are granted the maximum nine paper exemptions from the ACCA. You will be invited into the University for an interview to discuss your career aspirations. [-]

Business and Management - International Foundation Semester full-time

Campus Full time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The International Foundation Semester will provide you with an introduction to key concepts and theories in Business and Management. In addition, you will develop your language and communication skills so you are prepared for degree-level study. You will also learn how to use resources, understand and evaluate academic theories in English and discuss ideas using academic language... [+]

Business and Management - International Foundation Semester full-time The International Foundation Semester will provide you with an introduction to key concepts and theories in Business and Management. In addition, you will develop your language and communication skills so you are prepared for degree-level study. You will also learn how to use resources, understand and evaluate academic theories in English and discuss ideas using academic language. About the course The International Foundation Semester covers language, academic skills and Business and Management modules. You will develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening competence to a high level (IELTS 6.0 equivalent). Classes will also focus on understanding and using academic texts, writing university assignments, participating in lectures and seminars and other key academic study skills. Subject classes will focus on a range of areas within Business and Management including financial and legal frameworks, business organisation, current issues in business and ICT and statistics. Special features A combination of language, skills and subject knowledge. Three intakes a year: September, January and May/June. Option to join our International Society, make friends and visit places of interest around the UK. What you will study You will study two Language and Skills modules which include the following: Reading – understanding academic texts, using ideas from reading; Writing – different types of university assignment, grammar, vocabulary, structuring and organising writing; Speaking – presenting your ideas in seminars and discussions, group and individual presentations, communicating with staff and other students; Listening – understanding lectures and taking notes, following seminar discussions; Finding and using resources in the library and online; Referencing, synthesis and avoiding plagiarism; Preparing and submitting university assignments; Dealing with feedback; Time management; Using the University Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle); Communicating with tutors. In addition you will study two Business and Management modules from: - ICT and Statistics for Business - Current Issues in Business - Financial and Legal Frameworks - Business Management in Organisations. Entry requirements High School Leaving Certificate or similar. You must have a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as recognised by the UK Border Agency. These include tests such as IELTS and PTE Academic. If you have a different qualification, please contact the Admissions team for advice. [-]

Business and Management - International Pre-Masters Semester full-time

Campus Full time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

On finishing the programme, it is expected that you will have reached the required level of language competence (usually IELTS 6.5) and gained enough subject credits (60 or 40 at HE6) to progress to a postgraduate degree programme at the University of Bolton Business School. The International Pre-Masters course covers language, academic skills and Business and Management modules. You will develop your reading, writing, speaking and... [+]

Business and Management - International Pre-Masters Semester full-time On finishing the programme, it is expected that you will have reached the required level of language competence (usually IELTS 6.5) and gained enough subject credits (60 or 40 at HE6) to progress to a postgraduate degree programme at the University of Bolton Business School. About the course The International Pre-Masters course covers language, academic skills and Business and Management modules. You will develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening competence to a high level (IELTS 6.5 equivalent). Classes will also focus on understanding and using academic texts, writing university assignments, participating in lectures and seminars, and other key academic study skills. Subject classes will focus on a range of areas within Business and Management including Research Skills and Current Issues in Business. Classes are delivered by English for Academic Purposes and Business lecturers. You will usually take some of your subject modules alongside UK students. Special features A combination of language, skills and subject knowledge. Study alongside UK students as well as students from countries across the globe. Option to join our International Society, make friends and visit places of interest around the UK. What you will study You will study one Language and Skills modules which include the following: Reading – understanding academic texts, using ideas from reading; Writing – different types of university assignment, grammar, vocabulary, structuring and organising writing; Speaking – presenting your ideas in seminars and discussions, group and individual presentations, communicating with staff and other students; Listening – understanding lectures and taking notes, following seminar discussions; Finding and using resources in the library and online; Referencing, synthesis and avoiding plagiarism; Preparing and submitting university assignments; Dealing with feedback; Time management; Using the University Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle); Communicating with tutors. In addition, you will study two HE6 Business and Management modules. Entry requirements You must have a recognised level HE6 (equivalent to UK undergraduate level) qualification that is acceptable under the University's admissions criteria. You must have a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as recognised by the UK Border Agency. These include tests such as IELTS and PTE Academic. If you have a different qualification, please contact the Admissions team for advice. As part of the selection process you will be expected to attend a telephone/skype/facetime interview. [-]

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning and E-Tutoring - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) is helping to change the experience of contemporary teaching and learning. This course gives you the opportunity to research, analyse and understand CSCL. You will critically analyse, design and evaluate possible developments of CSCL theories and practices. As you complete the course you will be expected to reflect on your achievement in the form of an assignment or project, leading to a reflective... [+]

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning and E-Tutoring - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) is helping to change the experience of contemporary teaching and learning. This course gives you the opportunity to research, analyse and understand CSCL. You will critically analyse, design and evaluate possible developments of CSCL theories and practices. As you complete the course you will be expected to reflect on your achievement in the form of an assignment or project, leading to a reflective journal and a collaborative group project. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of credit for 20 credits at Level HE7. In addition, you may use these credits towards one of the Masters in Education degrees offered by the University of Bolton. You will be introduced to the ideas and concepts of CSCL through keynote lectures, and a series of workshops and tutorials will expand certain topics. These sessions will help you to identify a particular direction that you might wish to research in more detail. You will be encouraged to relate your research to your interest or a particular application in your own field of work. For the collaborative group project, you will be expected to work with others in your group. Project: You will be expected to produce a project based upon your particular chosen area of study. You will have opportunities to discuss this with your tutor and to identify a topic or direction you wish to study. You are then asked to proceed with a literature search and to prepare an outline of your proposed assignment before undertaking further research and writing your report. Collaborative Group Project: You will be expected to produce a collaborative group project based upon your group’s particular chosen area of study. Again you will have opportunities to discuss this with the tutor and to identify a topic or direction the group wishes to study. You will then complete a literature search and prepare an outline of the group’s proposed project before undertaking further research and preparing the report. You will be taught and supported by professional educationalists throughout your course. This module is part of a suite of professional development courses offered by the University of Bolton covering contemporary issues and developments in education. The modules are designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge as you progress in your career and take on additional levels of responsibility. To gain a Masters in Education award you need 180 credits; 120 credits from undertaking advanced professional development courses or other selected modules and 60 credits from completing a dissertation. There has to be a balance between what are called option and core modules but this is straightforward and the Programme Leader can advise. The courses can be taken over a number of years, to fit in with your career and work/life balance. Most part-time students gain their Masters qualification in 2 to 3 years, but you can take up to 5 years if you wish. You will have access to 24/7 IT facilities and campus-wide WiFi, as well as one-to-one support from professional and highly experienced tutors. Entry requirements This course is open to anyone interested in creating a blended learning teaching environment. You will need a computer with internet access as this course involves on-line learning. [-]

Curriculum Policy and Practice in Basic Skills Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course investigates the policy background - including aims, values and purposes - of recent developments in the basic skills / Skills for Life sphere of provision and its impact on the work of educational institutions. There is a particular focus on the basic skills curriculum in terms of underpinning learning theory, curriculum models, learning/teaching strategies and assessment techniques... [+]

Curriculum Policy and Practice in Basic Skills Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This course investigates the policy background - including aims, values and purposes - of recent developments in the basic skills / Skills for Life sphere of provision and its impact on the work of educational institutions. There is a particular focus on the basic skills curriculum in terms of underpinning learning theory, curriculum models, learning/teaching strategies and assessment techniques. Specific topics will include: curriculum design and theoretical frameworks underlying recent policy initiatives; diversity and curriculum planning; technical / vocational trends and the psychological / sociological underpinnings of practice in the basic skills sphere. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of credit for 20 credits at Level HE7. In addition, you may use these credits towards one of the Masters in Education degrees offered by the University of Bolton. This module is part of a suite of professional development courses offered by the University of Bolton covering contemporary issues and developments in education. The modules are designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge as you progress in your career and take on additional levels of responsibility. To gain a Masters in Education award you need 180 credits; 120 credits from undertaking advanced professional development courses or other selected modules and 60 credits from completing a dissertation. There has to be a balance between what are called option and core modules but this is straightforward and the Programme Leader can advise. The courses can be taken over a number of years, to fit in with your career and work/life balance. Most part-time students gain their Masters qualification in 2 to 3 years, but you can take up to 5 years if you wish. You will have access to 24/7 IT facilities and campus-wide WiFi, as well as one-to-one support from professional and highly experienced tutors. Entry requirements This course is open to anyone in education with an interest in basic skills education, particularly Skills for Life. - See more at: http://courses.bolton.ac.uk/Details/Index/1537#sthash.8LKdhKOh.dpuf [-]

Curriculum Studies - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

Curriculum studies represents a multi-disciplinary approach to the analysis and investigation of all aspects of policy, theory and practice which influence developments in education. This course makes use of methods and conceptual frameworks drawn from disciplines such as philosophy, history, psychology, sociology and economics, and seeks to provide a fundamental theoretical basis and rationale for the study of education. You will examine... [+]

Curriculum Studies - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time Curriculum studies represents a multi-disciplinary approach to the analysis and investigation of all aspects of policy, theory and practice which influence developments in education. This course makes use of methods and conceptual frameworks drawn from disciplines such as philosophy, history, psychology, sociology and economics, and seeks to provide a fundamental theoretical basis and rationale for the study of education. You will examine and critically evaluate models of curriculum design and development and interrogate policy trends and issues which impact on current practice in the sector. You will be encouraged to make connections between the policies and issues examined and developments within their specific curriculum fields and areas of professional interest. In the process of analysing and evaluating the links between theory and practice, curriculum design and learning policy, you will develop and investigate a particular topic or field of interest as a basis for the module assignment. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of credit for 20 credits at Level HE7. In addition, you may use these credits towards one of the Masters in Education degrees offered by the University of Bolton. Relevant conceptual frameworks and theories drawn from a range of disciplines will be identified and applied to the study of curriculum models and the investigation of policy developments in education. In addition to a critical analysis of current trends and issues, you will examine the philosophical bases of your professional field of interest with a view to evaluating and supporting curriculum design and learning/teaching strategies in the field. You will review a broad range of current issues and developments and then select a specific topic to study for the completion of the assignment. This module is part of a suite of professional development courses offered by the University of Bolton covering contemporary issues and developments in education. The modules are designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge as you progress in your career and take on additional levels of responsibility. To gain a Masters in Education award you need 180 credits; 120 credits from undertaking advanced professional development courses or other selected modules and 60 credits from completing a dissertation. There has to be a balance between what are called option and core modules but this is straightforward and the Programme Leader can advise. The courses can be taken over a number of years, to fit in with your career and work/life balance. Most part-time students gain their Masters qualification in 2 to 3 years, but you can take up to 5 years if you wish. You will have access to 24/7 IT facilities and campus-wide WiFi, as well as one-to-one support from professional and highly experienced tutors. Entry requirements This course is open to anyone interested in an area of curriculum development. [-]

English Pre Session Programme

Campus Full time 6 - 24 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

Four courses are available (24, 18, 12 and 6 weeks) with entry levels of IELTS 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 and 5.5 or equivalent. On finishing the programme, it is expected that you will have reached the level of language competence required for undergraduate or postgraduate study (usually 6.0 for undergraduate and 6.5 for postgraduate, please see relevant course information. The English Pre Session Programme covers language and academic skills. You will... [+]

English Pre Session Programme Four courses are available (24, 18, 12 and 6 weeks) with entry levels of IELTS 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 and 5.5 or equivalent. On finishing the programme, it is expected that you will have reached the level of language competence required for undergraduate or postgraduate study (usually 6.0 for undergraduate and 6.5 for postgraduate, please see relevant course information. About the course The English Pre Session Programme covers language and academic skills. You will develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening competence to a high level (IELTS 6.0/6.5 equivalent). Classes will also focus on understanding and using academic texts, writing university assignments, participating in lectures and seminars, and other key academic study skills. All classes are delivered by English for Academic Purposes lecturers. You will also be able to sit in on lectures in your chosen area of study to help prepare you for degree-level study. Special features Variety of entry levels - from IELTS 4.0 upwards. Six intakes per year: September, January and May/June (24 and 12-week courses) or November, March and July/August (18 and 6-week courses). Option to join our International Society, make friends and visit places of interest around the UK. Opportunity to study alongside students from countries across the globe. What you will learn The English Pre Session Programme will help you to develop your language and communication skills so you are prepared for degree-level study. You will learn how to use resources, understand and evaluate academic theories in English and discuss ideas using academic language. What you will study You will develop a wide range of language skills including: Reading – understanding academic texts, using ideas from reading Writing – different types of university assignment, grammar, vocabulary, structuring and organising writing Speaking – presenting your ideas in seminars and discussions, group and individual presentations, communicating with staff and other students Listening – understanding lectures and taking notes, following seminar discussions. Academic skills for successful study at a UK university including: - Finding and using resources in the library and online - Referencing, synthesis and avoiding plagiarism - Preparing and submitting university assignments - Dealing with feedback - Time management - Using the University Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) - Communicating with tutors. Entry requirements You must have a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as recognised by the UK Government. These include tests such as IELTS and PTE Academic. If you have a different qualification, please contact the Admissions team. You must also meet the entry requirements for the academic programme you intend to study after completion of your English Pre Session Programme. The English Pre Session Programme includes four Stages that each last 6 weeks. The number of Stages you take will depend on your starting level of English. IELTS 5.5 or equivalent is required for the One Stage programme. IELTS 5.0 or equivalent is required for the Two Stage programme. IELTS 4.5 or equivalent is required for the Three Stage programme. IELTS 4.0 or equivalent is required for the Four Stage programme. [-]

Evidence Based Practice and Research Methodologies - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE6] part-time [ University of Bolton ]

Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This module is aimed at all professionals involved with the care of individuals in the fields of health, social care and early years. It will develop your knowledge of the key research principles applied in contemporary practice in these fields. You will learn to evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions in contemporary health, social care and early years research. It will also encourage you to selectively utilise research knowledge to... [+]

Evidence Based Practice and Research Methodologies - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE6] part-time [ University of Bolton ] This module is aimed at all professionals involved with the care of individuals in the fields of health, social care and early years. It will develop your knowledge of the key research principles applied in contemporary practice in these fields. You will learn to evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions in contemporary health, social care and early years research. It will also encourage you to selectively utilise research knowledge to inform and evaluate current and future practice. It is the first core module for the BSc (Hons) Professional Studies pathways. Indicative Content: Learning skills, reflection and critical appraisal, Professional development planning, Evidenced based practice, The relationship between theory, method and research studies, The research process, Ethical and legal implications of conducting research, Research design and the methodologies employed in qualitative and quantitative approaches to research, Key concepts including sampling, operational definitions, validity, reliability etc, Data collection and analysis, Evaluating research methods. Entry requirements You should have previously studied some Level HE5 or HE6 modules in education, early years or social care. Previous work or voluntary experience in a relevant field is also required. You will be interviewed as part of the application process. [-]

Evidence Based Practice and Research Methodologies - Professional Development [Level HE5] part-time [ University of Bolton ]

Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This module is aimed at all professionals involved with the care of individuals in the fields of health, social care and early years. It will develop your knowledge of the key research principles applied in contemporary practice in these fields. You will learn to evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions in contemporary health, social care and early years research. It will also encourage you to selectively utilise research knowledge to... [+]

Evidence Based Practice and Research Methodologies - Professional Development [Level HE5] part-time [ University of Bolton ] This module is aimed at all professionals involved with the care of individuals in the fields of health, social care and early years. It will develop your knowledge of the key research principles applied in contemporary practice in these fields. You will learn to evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions in contemporary health, social care and early years research. It will also encourage you to selectively utilise research knowledge to inform and evaluate current and future practice. It is the first core module for the BSc (Hons) Professional Studies pathways. Indicative Content: Learning skills, reflection and critical appraisal, Professional development planning, Evidenced based practice, The relationship between theory, method and research studies, The research process, Ethical and legal implications of conducting research, Research design and the methodologies employed in qualitative and quantitative approaches to research, Key concepts including sampling, operational definitions, validity, reliability etc, Data collection and analysis, Evaluating research methods. Entry requirements You should have previously studied some Level HE4 or HE5 modules in education, early years or social care. Previous work or voluntary experience in a relevant field is also required. You will be interviewed as part of the application process. [-]

Evidence Based Practice and Research Methodologies - Professional Development [Level HE5] part-time [ University of Bolton ]

Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This module is aimed at all professionals involved with the care of individuals in the fields of health, social care and early years. It will develop your knowledge of the key research principles applied in contemporary practice in these fields. You will learn to evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions in contemporary health, social care and early years research. It will also encourage you to selectively utilise research knowledge to... [+]

Evidence Based Practice and Research Methodologies - Professional Development [Level HE5] part-time [ University of Bolton ] This module is aimed at all professionals involved with the care of individuals in the fields of health, social care and early years. It will develop your knowledge of the key research principles applied in contemporary practice in these fields. You will learn to evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions in contemporary health, social care and early years research. It will also encourage you to selectively utilise research knowledge to inform and evaluate current and future practice. It is the first core module for the BSc (Hons) Professional Studies pathways. Indicative Content: Learning skills, reflection and critical appraisal, Professional development planning, Evidenced based practice, The relationship between theory, method and research studies, The research process, Ethical and legal implications of conducting research, Research design and the methodologies employed in qualitative and quantitative approaches to research, Key concepts including sampling, operational definitions, validity, reliability etc, Data collection and analysis, Evaluating research methods. Entry requirements You should have previously studied some Level HE4 or HE5 modules in education, early years or social care. Previous work or voluntary experience in a relevant field is also required. You will be interviewed as part of the application process. [-]

FdA (Foundation Degree) in Teaching Assistants (Primary) - part-time [Economic Solutions Ltd]

Campus Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

This course provides you with the ideal opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills you will need as a teaching assistant in primary education in the UK. You will be provided with the opportunity to seek employment in an education setting, or you may seek to advance your existing career in the primary school sector. There is a strong partnership between the University of Bolton, local colleges/training providers and local councils... [+]

Teaching Assistants (Primary) - FdA (Foundation Degree) part-time [Economic Solutions Ltd] This course provides you with the ideal opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills you will need as a teaching assistant in primary education in the UK. You will be provided with the opportunity to seek employment in an education setting, or you may seek to advance your existing career in the primary school sector. There is a strong partnership between the University of Bolton, local colleges/training providers and local councils. This course is validated by the University of Bolton. About the course At the start of the programme you will be allocated a personal tutor who will work with you throughout the programme. One of the first steps is to work with your tutor to develop your Individual Learning Plan. This is a process that starts at the interview stage and continues through the course to assist with the integration of the theory and the practical work-based elements of the programme. What you will learn You will be assessed by a variety of methods including: short presentations, reflections on observations/tasks carried out in the work place, case studies and essays. Your tutor will visit you in your place of work at least once in the first year and at least once in the second year. What you will study Level HE4 (Year 1) Research and Study Skills; Trends and Issues; Planning Delivery and Assessment of Learning; Theory and Practice of Learning. Level HE4 (Year 2) Inclusive Education; Supporting Language and Literacy; Supporting Numeracy; Supporting Science. Level HE5 (Year 3) Reflective Practice; Work-Based Practice (Action Inquiry Project); Work-Based Practice (Reflection on the Work Setting). Entry requirements Normally, you should have 100 UCAS points from at least one A2-level (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. You must also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English and mathematics, plus written communication skills at Level 3 and good oral communication skills. You need to be working in a school as a teaching assistant on a voluntary or employed basis and must have agreement from your head teacher about undertaking the programme. The appropriate support should be made available to you in your school. You will be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. This course involves working unsupervised with children and/or vulnerable adults and all students must gain an Enhanced Disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before starting their studies. Charges are payable to cover the cost of the DBS Enhanced Disclosure application and annual registration with the online Update Service. If you do not have the normal entry requirements but have relevant work experience or an alternative qualification you may still be eligible for the course. It is recognised that, for some people, formal study may not have been undertaken for some time. If you are returning to study we can offer study skills. [-]

FdA (Foundation Degree) in Teaching Assistants (Primary) part-time [Bolton College]

Campus Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course provides you with the ideal opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills you will need as a teaching assistant in primary education in the UK. You will be provided with the opportunity to seek employment in an education setting, or you may seek to advance your existing career in the primary school sector. There is a strong partnership between the University of Bolton, local colleges/training providers and local councils... [+]

Teaching Assistants (Primary) - FdA (Foundation Degree) part-time [Bolton College] This course provides you with the ideal opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills you will need as a teaching assistant in primary education in the UK. You will be provided with the opportunity to seek employment in an education setting, or you may seek to advance your existing career in the primary school sector. There is a strong partnership between the University of Bolton, local colleges/training providers and local councils. This course is validated by the University of Bolton. About the course At the start of the programme you will be allocated a personal tutor who will work with you throughout the programme. One of the first steps is to work with your tutor to develop your Individual Learning Plan. This is a process that starts at the interview stage and continues through the course to assist with the integration of the theory and the practical work-based elements of the programme. What you will learn You will be assessed by a variety of methods including: short presentations, reflections on observations/tasks carried out in the work place, case studies and essays. Your tutor will visit you in your place of work at least once in the first year and at least once in the second year. What you will study Level HE4 (Year 1) Research and Study Skills; Trends and Issues; Planning Delivery and Assessment of Learning; Theory and Practice of Learning. Level HE4 (Year 2) Inclusive Education; Supporting Language and Literacy; Supporting Numeracy; Supporting Science. Level HE5 (Year 3) Reflective Practice; Work-Based Practice (Action Inquiry Project); Work-Based Practice (Reflection on the Work Setting). Entry requirements Normally, you should have 100 UCAS points from at least one A2-level (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. You must also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English and mathematics, plus written communication skills at Level 3 and good oral communication skills. You need to be working in a school as a teaching assistant on a voluntary or employed basis and must have agreement from your head teacher about undertaking the programme. The appropriate support should be made available to you in your school. You will be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. This course involves working unsupervised with children and/or vulnerable adults and all students must gain an Enhanced Disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before starting their studies. Charges are payable to cover the cost of the DBS Enhanced Disclosure application and annual registration with the online Update Service. If you do not have the normal entry requirements but have relevant work experience or an alternative qualification you may still be eligible for the course. It is recognised that, for some people, formal study may not have been undertaken for some time. If you are returning to study we can offer study skills. [-]

FdA in Business Management [Economic Solutions Ltd] part-time

Campus Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

The foundation degree in Business Management will prepare you for a career in the business sector or support your development if you are already working in a business environment. This is a practical course, which will give you applied skills and knowledge in a range of business management areas including marketing, finance, managing people and organisational behaviour. A placement is a required part of the course and the University can help you find... [+]

Business Management - FdA (Foundation Degree) [Economic Solutions Ltd] part-time The foundation degree in Business Management will prepare you for a career in the business sector or support your development if you are already working in a business environment. This is a practical course, which will give you applied skills and knowledge in a range of business management areas including marketing, finance, managing people and organisational behaviour. A placement is a required part of the course and the University can help you find an appropriate placement, if you require assistance. Following successful completion of the foundation degree, you can apply to progress to the final year of our BA (Hons) Business Management programme. About the course Foundation degrees are employment-related higher education qualifications which have been designed with employers to meet their requirements for skilled individuals able to apply specialist knowledge in the workplace. These are not just vocational qualifications. They combine study with work-based learning or practical work experience and are equivalent to the first two years of an honours degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND). You will be taught through a mix of classes and tutorials. Throughout your studies you will be offered support in the development of relevant study skills such as IT, independent learning, communications, time management and group work. In addition, skills support sessions will be provided. Throughout the course you will use case studies which will give you a thorough understanding of the practical application of business theories in the world of work. There are no formal exams, though there are some class-assessed activities. Assessments are based on work-related scenarios and will use specific applied examples that are directly relevant to the workplace. Learning sessions are designed to fit in with students’ work commitments wherever practical. Class sizes are small and the programme team at the University are friendly, supportive and helpful. Teaching staff are professionals with substantial experience in the business world. Special features A key component of the course is the work placement and the submission of a work-related report based on that placement. During the course of your studies you will take part in visits to organisations and guest lectures from practitioners are also arranged. What you will learn Within the context of a work-related programme, you will develop an understanding of fundamental business and management concepts and how to apply these concepts to work based situations and case studies. It is expected that you will be aware of your needs for academic, personal and professional development, and will be able to prepare your own Personal Development Plan. You will learn to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and become competent in the use of information technology. You will enhance your independent study skills and your ability to work as part of a team. What you will study Level 1 Understanding the Principles of Marketing; Understanding the Business Environment; Understanding Business Finance; Managing People at Work; Management Skills 1; plus one optional module. Level 2 Managing Organisational Behaviour; Management Skills 2; Financial Decision Making; Workplace Management and Work Experience; plus two optional modules. Entry requirements 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English. The University will also consider applicants who have a pass in a Kitemarked Access to Higher Education course or a Step-in to HE course. You may be required to attend for interview and/or a diagnostic test. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

FdA in Early Years Childhood Studies

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The foundation degree in Early Years Childhood Studies will interest you if you are currently working with young children in early years or have a substantial voluntary role in the sector. The course provides a strong foundation in the theories and background knowledge of early years, and integrates this with your experiences in the workplace. You will apply the academic knowledge you gain to practical scenarios from your working life and... [+]

Early Years Childhood Studies - FdA [ University of Bolton ] The foundation degree in Early Years Childhood Studies will interest you if you are currently working with young children in early years or have a substantial voluntary role in the sector. The course provides a strong foundation in the theories and background knowledge of early years, and integrates this with your experiences in the workplace. You will apply the academic knowledge you gain to practical scenarios from your working life and use this to reflect on how you can improve the services you provide to children and families. By studying on this course you will develop your leadership skills and broaden your practical and theoretical early years knowledge. You will work with an increased confidence and find that you have access to a wider range of opportunities. These may include additional responsibilities at work as well as opportunities for further study. On successful completion of this course you may take your studies to degree level with the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (Top-up) course. This is available part-time at the University of Bolton’s main campus. This further study would take 18 months to complete. About the course You will be taught through a mix of lectures, tutorials and work-based learning. Assessments will be based on activities and projects carried out in your workplace. Teaching staff are professionals with substantial knowledge and experience based on their work in the early years sector. Special features The course is work-based and gives you the opportunity to apply new knowledge and skills in activities and team work. A practice trainer will observe your practice and, through professional discourse, consider areas for development. Teaching staff are professionals who have worked in the early years sector and offer substantial knowledge and experience of the field. What you will learn After completing the programme you will understand the educational, emotional and social needs of children from babies to eight years of age. In addition, you will consider the legislative framework for early years provision. You will acquire the knowledge and skills to work as a reflective practitioner in different care and education settings. You will also develop broader key skills for example team working, problem solving, communication skills and critical reflection on your performance as a professional. What you will study NQF/HE Level 4 Study Skills and Personal Development Planning; ICT to Support Children’s Learning; The Developing Child; Facilitating Children’s Learning; Inclusive Practice; Social Policy in Early Years. NQF/HE Level 5 Developing Self-Reflective Practice; Safeguarding Children; Managing Sessions; Research Perspectives; Independent Study. Entry requirements 100 UCAS points from at least one A2-level (or equivalent) including a childcare-related subject OR considerable relevant vocational experience in the early years sector. You should also have four GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in any subjects. You will also need employment or a substantial voluntary role in the early years sector. You will be interviewed. This course involves working unsupervised with children and/or vulnerable adults and all students must gain an Enhanced Disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before starting their studies. Charges are payable to cover the cost of the DBS Enhanced Disclosure application and annual registration with the online Update Service. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

FdA in Early Years Childhood Studies (part-time) [Bolton College]

Campus Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The foundation degree in Early Years Childhood Studies will interest you if you are currently working with young children in early years or have a substantial voluntary role in the sector. The course provides a strong foundation in the theories and background knowledge of early years, and integrates this with your experiences in the workplace. You will apply the academic knowledge you gain to practical scenarios from your working life and [+]

Early Years Childhood Studies - FdA part-time [Bolton College] The foundation degree in Early Years Childhood Studies will interest you if you are currently working with young children in early years or have a substantial voluntary role in the sector. The course provides a strong foundation in the theories and background knowledge of early years, and integrates this with your experiences in the workplace. You will apply the academic knowledge you gain to practical scenarios from your working life and use this to reflect on how you can improve the services you provide to children and families. By studying on this course you will develop your leadership skills and broaden your practical and theoretical early years knowledge. You will work with an increased confidence and find that you have access to a wider range of opportunities. These may include additional responsibilities at work as well as opportunities for further study. On successful completion of this course you may take your studies to degree level with the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (Top-up) course. This is available part-time at the University of Bolton’s main campus. This further study would take 18 months to complete. About the course You will be taught through a mix of lectures, tutorials and work-based learning. Assessments will be based on activities and projects carried out in your workplace. Teaching staff are professionals with substantial knowledge and experience based on their work in the early years sector. Special features The course is work-based and gives you the opportunity to apply new knowledge and skills in activities and team work. A practice trainer will observe your practice and, through professional discourse, consider areas for development. Teaching staff are professionals who have worked in the early years sector and offer substantial knowledge and experience of the field. What you will learn After completing the programme you will understand the educational, emotional and social needs of children from babies to eight years of age. In addition, you will consider the legislative framework for early years provision. You will acquire the knowledge and skills to work as a reflective practitioner in different care and education settings. You will also develop broader key skills for example team working, problem solving, communication skills and critical reflection on your performance as a professional. What you will study NQF/HE Level 4 Study Skills and Personal Development Planning; ICT to Support Children’s Learning; The Developing Child; Facilitating Children’s Learning; Inclusive Practice; Social Policy in Early Years. NQF/HE Level 5 Developing Self-Reflective Practice; Safeguarding Children; Managing Sessions; Research Perspectives; Independent Study. [-]

FdA in Early Years Childhood Studies (part-time) [Economic Solutions Ltd]

Campus Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

The course provides a strong foundation in the theories and background knowledge of early years, and integrates this with your experiences in the workplace. You will apply the academic knowledge you gain to practical scenarios from your working life and use this to reflect on how you can improve the services you provide to children and families... [+]

Early Years Childhood Studies - FdA part-time [Economic Solutions Ltd] The foundation degree in Early Years Childhood Studies will interest you if you are currently working with young children in early years or have a substantial voluntary role in the sector. The course provides a strong foundation in the theories and background knowledge of early years, and integrates this with your experiences in the workplace. You will apply the academic knowledge you gain to practical scenarios from your working life and use this to reflect on how you can improve the services you provide to children and families. By studying on this course you will develop your leadership skills and broaden your practical and theoretical early years knowledge. You will work with an increased confidence and find that you have access to a wider range of opportunities. These may include additional responsibilities at work as well as opportunities for further study. On successful completion of this course you may take your studies to degree level with the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (Top-up) course. This is available part-time at the University of Bolton’s main campus. This further study would take 18 months to complete. About the course You will be taught through a mix of lectures, tutorials and work-based learning. Assessments will be based on activities and projects carried out in your workplace. Teaching staff are professionals with substantial knowledge and experience based on their work in the early years sector. Special features The course is work-based and gives you the opportunity to apply new knowledge and skills in activities and team work. A practice trainer will observe your practice and, through professional discourse, consider areas for development. Teaching staff are professionals who have worked in the early years sector and offer substantial knowledge and experience of the field. What you will learn After completing the programme you will understand the educational, emotional and social needs of children from babies to eight years of age. In addition, you will consider the legislative framework for early years provision. You will acquire the knowledge and skills to work as a reflective practitioner in different care and education settings. You will also develop broader key skills for example team working, problem solving, communication skills and critical reflection on your performance as a professional. What you will study NQF/HE Level 4 Study Skills and Personal Development Planning; ICT to Support Children’s Learning; The Developing Child; Facilitating Children’s Learning; Inclusive Practice; Social Policy in Early Years. NQF/HE Level 5 Developing Self-Reflective Practice; Safeguarding Children; Managing Sessions; Research Perspectives; Independent Study. [-]

FdA in Early Years Childhood Studies (part-time) [Salford City College]

Campus Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Salford

By studying on this course you will develop your leadership skills and broaden your practical and theoretical early years knowledge. You will work with an increased confidence and find that you have access to a wider range of opportunities. These may include additional responsibilities at work as well as opportunities for further study... [+]

Early Years Childhood Studies - FdA part-time [Salford City College] The foundation degree in Early Years Childhood Studies will interest you if you are currently working with young children in early years or have a substantial voluntary role in the sector. The course provides a strong foundation in the theories and background knowledge of early years, and integrates this with your experiences in the workplace. You will apply the academic knowledge you gain to practical scenarios from your working life and use this to reflect on how you can improve the services you provide to children and families. By studying on this course you will develop your leadership skills and broaden your practical and theoretical early years knowledge. You will work with an increased confidence and find that you have access to a wider range of opportunities. These may include additional responsibilities at work as well as opportunities for further study. On successful completion of this course you may take your studies to degree level with the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (Top-up) course. This is available part-time at the University of Bolton’s main campus. This further study would take 18 months to complete. About the course You will be taught through a mix of lectures, tutorials and work-based learning. Assessments will be based on activities and projects carried out in your workplace. Teaching staff are professionals with substantial knowledge and experience based on their work in the early years sector. Special features The course is work-based and gives you the opportunity to apply new knowledge and skills in activities and team work. A practice trainer will observe your practice and, through professional discourse, consider areas for development. Teaching staff are professionals who have worked in the early years sector and offer substantial knowledge and experience of the field. What you will learn After completing the programme you will understand the educational, emotional and social needs of children from babies to eight years of age. In addition, you will consider the legislative framework for early years provision. You will acquire the knowledge and skills to work as a reflective practitioner in different care and education settings. You will also develop broader key skills for example team working, problem solving, communication skills and critical reflection on your performance as a professional. What you will study NQF/HE Level 4 Study Skills and Personal Development Planning; ICT to Support Children’s Learning; The Developing Child; Facilitating Children’s Learning; Inclusive Practice; Social Policy in Early Years. NQF/HE Level 5 Developing Self-Reflective Practice; Safeguarding Children; Managing Sessions; Research Perspectives; Independent Study. [-]

FdA in Live Events Production (full-time) [Backstage Academy]

Campus Full time 16 months August 2017 United Kingdom Wakefield

This course is a partnership between the University of Bolton and Backstage Academy, based in South Kirkby, Wakefield. The LS-Live Studio is home to Backstage Academy and is Europe’s largest purpose-built rehearsal facility, the preferred choice for some of the world’s biggest names in music, such as Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, The Stone Roses and Rihanna, together with brands such as Jaguar, Aston Martin and Monster Energy... [+]

Live Events Production - FdA full-time [Backstage Academy] This course is a partnership between the University of Bolton and Backstage Academy, based in South Kirkby, Wakefield. The LS-Live Studio is home to Backstage Academy and is Europe’s largest purpose-built rehearsal facility, the preferred choice for some of the world’s biggest names in music, such as Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, The Stone Roses and Rihanna, together with brands such as Jaguar, Aston Martin and Monster Energy. This course focuses on the artistic and creative use of technology. It includes modules on lighting, sound, staging, live visuals and entertainment control networks, together with work skills, concept and production design and specialist skills such as lasers and emerging 3D technologies. About the course The FdA Live Events Production is an intensive, 16 month course based around a range of industry accredited qualifications (such as the Event Safety Passport, Final Cut, Pro Tools, Introduction to Rigging and WYSIWYG to name a few). These qualifications are written into 12 modules that cover the fundamentals of live events production and take a unique look at specialist skills, such as working with lasers, temporary power and 3D technologies for live performance. The foundation degree is at an academic level similar to that of a HND with the modules being rated at levels HE0, HE4 and HE5. The distinctive feature of any foundation degree is the work-based learning, preparing students for employment or progression to further study. Students registered on the FdA Live Events Production will be eligible to progress onto the BA (Hons) Live Events Production (Top-up) one-year course after successful completion of the foundation degree. Special features Accelerated delivery – complete the course in 16 months rather than two years. Industry linkages and partnerships – a unique range of training content supplied by leading manufacturers and practitioners. Developing your portfolio – as part of the course you will develop an online portfolio, which will enable employers to instantly see evidence of your skills and provides an innovative new method of assessment. Work experience and contact – over the 16 months you will work in a variety of venues and develop a range of contacts that will give you valuable industry networking opportunities. What you will learn The foundation degree is based around three key areas – practical work skills, personal skills and industry-recognised certification. Practical work skills are developed around a broad understanding of all the techniques that make up live events production – from sound, lighting, staging, motors, trussing and live visuals to show control software and events management. Teaching is based around practical workshops, master classes and work on events and productions, all with the common aim of enabling you to make critical and professional judgements over the creative use of new and emerging technologies in this exciting industry. You will develop personal skills including how to set up as a freelancer, career planning and development, presentation and inter-personal skills, and the ability to evaluate and take responsibility for the quality and management of your own work. Industry-recognised certification is built into each module and will ensure that you can demonstrate your ability to apply learning to actual work-based scenarios and products. You will graduate from the course equipped with an invaluable range of certification and accreditation from industry-based manufacturers and suppliers. What you will study Level 1 (HE0) At Level 1 of the FdA Live Events Production you will study the following module: Introduction to Working in Live Events Production. Level 2 (HE4) At Level 2 you will study modules in: Concept Design and Presentation; Staging; Live Sound; Lighting; Live Visuals. Level 3 (HE5) At Level 3 you will study modules in: Industry Practice; Entertainment Networks and Show Control; 3D Technology for Live Events; Contemporary Issues in Live Events Production; Event Production Planning; Advanced Industry Practice. Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2 levels (or equivalent) including one of the following: a mathematical or physical science subject, a technology based subject or a music, literature or creative art subject. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English language and mathematics. You will be interviewed as part of the application process. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

FdA in Media Production

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

FdA Media Production is a practical course that will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of working on multi-platform channels in the media sector. You will learn about content integration across a rang..e of media channels, including animation, broadcasting (film, TV and radio), visual communications (graphics, photography and design), and games and interactive media (websites, mobile phone productions and the like). [+]

Media Production - FdA (Foundation Degree) FdA Media Production is a practical course that will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of working on multi-platform channels in the media sector. You will learn about content integration across a range of media channels, including animation, broadcasting (film, TV and radio), visual communications (graphics, photography and design), and games and interactive media (websites, mobile phone productions and the like). If you are just starting out, or if you are already working in the industry as a freelancer or with a production company, developing your cross-platform skills and knowledge will be a major factor in a successful media career. This programme offers you a unique opportunity to develop your understanding and applied knowledge of current media production practices in which the full range of creative formats are used. You will study the broader background of the creative industries and develop your own creativity. You can study for the degree on either a full or part-time basis. Students who successfully complete the foundation degree and have suitable profiles may progress to a top-up course leading to a BA (Honours) degree at the University of Bolton. About the course We specialise in degree courses tailored to meet employers' needs and you will work on live briefs, with work placements that may be off campus. For the rest of the course you will be based at the University. You will carry out a work placement to help you gain employability skills. You will learn through a mix of classroom-based sessions (face-to-face and online), work-experience and work-based learning (which includes being mentored in your workplace), private study, negotiated learning and assessment plans, assignment work and tutorials. Special features You will be working on live project briefs, commissioned by local companies, with fixed production deadlines. This context will ensure you develop applied skills and experience that are directly relevant to your career development. Teaching staff on the course have substantial experience as they are professionals who have worked, and continue to work, in the media production sector. The flexible structure of the programme means you can choose to study for the full foundation degree or you can take individual modules as standalone courses, for which you will be awarded professional development credits. You will learn about working in a multiplatform environment so you can become more effective in the changing media workplace. What you will learn You will learn the fundamentals of creative thinking and develop strategies and methods to enhance your creativity and generate ideas. You will consider the mechanics of narrative convention, story, structure and character, and the different formats used in the creative industries. You will study the broader background of the creative industries looking at their structure and the types of roles and opportunities available. You will consider different aspects of working in the sector, and develop the pitching and presentation skills which are essential for starting or developing your career and for dealing with potential funding agencies. In addition, over the course of the degree, you will develop your knowledge and practical skills in a particular creative field through your specialist pathway. What you will study You will study ten core modules and four specialist pathway modules. You will choose your specialist pathway from one of the following – animation, broadcasting, visual communications, games or interactive and multi-platform production. Level HE4 Scholarship; Story to Screen; Production Skills; Creative Broadcasting and Digital Culture: Understanding Multiplatform Genres and Audiences. Level HE5 Employability and Enterprise; Advanced Production Skills; Client Commission; Independent Production Project; Independent Practitioner; Work Placement. Entry requirements 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English. You will be required to attend an interview and provide a portfolio of appropriate work. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

FdA in Professional & Commercial Dance, full-time [Shockout Arts]

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

This course is a partnership between the University of Bolton and Shockout Arts, based in central Manchester, and is designed to give you the edge to succeed in the busy performing arts market place. The course has been designed to reflect the needs of professional commercial organisations operating in this industry. It focuses on developing your practical skills to a high level and you will undertake your physical dance training in Shockout Arts’ high... [+]

Professional & Commercial Dance - FdA full-time [Shockout Arts] This course is a partnership between the University of Bolton and Shockout Arts, based in central Manchester, and is designed to give you the edge to succeed in the busy performing arts market place. The course has been designed to reflect the needs of professional commercial organisations operating in this industry. It focuses on developing your practical skills to a high level and you will undertake your physical dance training in Shockout Arts’ high-standard industry-approved dance studios. Additionally, your studies of specialist subject areas will be underpinned by knowledge and understanding of the key concepts needed for an all-round appreciation of commercial dance in a professional context. You will acquire a thorough grounding in Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary dance, and develop the knowledge and skills needed for a career in a variety of exciting and demanding professions in this industry. About the course Shockout Arts has longstanding links with organisations and employers in the performing arts industry throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. The programme is designed to address the current and future needs of such employers, and to enhance your lifelong career prospects as a professional commercial dancer. In addition, Shockout Arts’ highly experienced tutors are keen to make the time you spend with them as academically stimulating and rewarding as possible. The course includes a significant proportion of practical training and workshops where you will develop a range of techniques from most genres of commercial dance. Shockout Arts’ staff enjoy a well deserved reputation for being approachable and interested in their students’ progress. As a student on the FdA Professional and Commercial Dance programme you are assured individual support and guidance at every stage. Special features The programme features a variety of teaching and learning methods including visits, workshops, guest speakers, with a range of weekly practical dance training sessions equal to industry standards are provided. The two year programme includes a work placement in the performing arts industry. The programme is delivered by academic staff who are professional industry practitioners. This ensures the programme content is relevant and up-to-date. The focus of the assessments is varied and includes a range of practical activities that are underpinned with academic work-based assessments, which are undertaken professionally. There is a combination of theory and practice throughout the programme. What you will learn The practical elements of this course involve workshops and structured training in a range of dance genres. These are supported and underpinned by theory elements delivered through lectures, presentations, seminars and tutorials using the University of Bolton’s virtual learning environment, Moodle. You will gain additional insights and knowledge by attending talks given by visiting speakers who are active industry professionals. While this foundation degree is taught at Shockout Arts studios in Manchester, you will officially be enrolled as a student at the University of Bolton giving you full access to all of the University’s facilities. Many of these resources are available electronically so you can use them remotely. In particular, Moodle allows you to access learning materials and study aids via the internet so you can work on your studies from anywhere at any time. What you will study Level 1 – HE4 Historical Context and Classical Ballet; Creative Arts Research and Professional Practice; Contemporary Dance Technique; Introduction to Commercial Dance; Technical Jazz; Performer Technical Skills. At level 2 underpinning theories and basic practical dance skills are developed to an advanced stage and applied to a range of professional and commercial dance genres. Experiencing the Industry (Work Experience in the Performing Arts Industry); Technical Jazz 2 and Performance; Contemporary Dance Technique 2 and Performance; Commercial Dance Showcase; Advanced Classical Ballet Technique; Choreographic Devices. Throughout your programme you will be encouraged to reflect on the development of your academic and professional skills and make recommendations for self-improvement. You will learn to appraise your own performance and set targets building towards the creation of your academic and professional Personal Development Plan (PDP). Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2-levels (or equivalent such as BTEC or HND) and experience of dance is preferred. You should also have five GCSE passes at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English. In addition you will be required to attend an audition as part of the application process. The quality of the audition is the primary basis on which applicants, with at least the minimum entry requirements, are selected. There is an audition charge of £30 per applicant for 2014 entry to the programme, payable directly to Shockout Arts at the audition. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

FdA in Sporting Events Management [Backstage Academy]

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Wakefield

The University of Bolton’s FdA Sporting Events Management at Backstage Academy, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, is designed to give you the edge to succeed in a busy market place. It is a vocationally-orientated course and provides a unique focus on the sports events industry. The programme is the first of its kind dedicated to the convergence of the logistics of managing a professional sports business and facilitating a professional sporting... [+]

Sporting Events Management - FdA full-time [Backstage Academy] The University of Bolton’s FdA Sporting Events Management at Backstage Academy, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, is designed to give you the edge to succeed in a busy market place. It is a vocationally-orientated course and provides a unique focus on the sports events industry. The programme is the first of its kind dedicated to the convergence of the logistics of managing a professional sports business and facilitating a professional sporting event. During the programme of study you will develop the knowledge and skills to successfully gain employment in a variety of exciting and demanding roles across the sporting events industries. About the course The programme will be delivered at the site of a professional rugby league club, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats RLFC, which is involved in playing elite level rugby league in the European Super League. Their events regularly feature on Sky TV and BBC One. The Sporting Events Management degree course will aid you to gain the personal and professional skills needed to work successfully in the sports event industry worldwide. Studying the programme will also equip you to be able to respond to the needs of clients and customers and manage live sporting events. The course combines the best of practical experience, learning and personal development. You will receive a high level of academic and pastoral support. As well as traditional lectures, seminars, examinations and tutors your learning will be enhanced with visits from guest speakers and master class seminars will be provided by industry professionals. International case studies and workshops, including opportunities to work on live projects for clients form part of several practical modules and significant periods of work placement during the programme. These experiences are valued by employers. The University of Bolton and Backstage Academy have longstanding links with industry professionals and employers. Our courses are designed to address the current and future needs of employers nationally and globally, and to enhance your lifelong career prospects. In addition, our highly experienced programme staff are keen to make the time you spend with them as academically stimulating and rewarding as possible. Our programme staff enjoy a well deserved reputation for being approachable and interested in their students’ progress. As teaching often takes place in small groups you are assured individual support and guidance at every stage. This degree will provide an understanding of the progression routes into employment in the sports industry, whilst ensuring a broad range of practical and work based training. Access to industrial professionals is common place. It is a developing industry and opportunities are available to graduates with real life vocational experience underpinned by theoretical academic study. Special features Industry engagement and progression into careers within the industry – the course has been uniquely designed with the help of industry practitioners, thus ensuring graduates meet the growing needs of the sports event industry. It offers excellent, individual tutor support together with an engaging range of varied assessment techniques and valuable practical opportunities and placements via Backstage Academy Crew. World-class facilities and opportunities to engage with industry professionals and productions. Many of the seminars and workshops are delivered by acknowledged industry experts who pass on their experience and best practices to learners. What you will learn The Sporting Events Management degree incorporates subject-specific modules based upon evolving technologies, emerging job roles and industry practices, and reflects modern academic developments in delivering learning in a creative and engaging environment. You will be supported at every stage of your learning and development. The distinctiveness of the course is maintained through an emphasis on a critical analysis of sports event management techniques and processes. Central themes developed throughout the course are based around customer engagement and satisfaction, a complete understanding of how a professional sports club runs and how all parts of the business are focussed on the live events or fixtures that showcase the sports. This will ensure your ability to engage in a range of processes from managing client expectations, creating original and engaging events, programmes and visual spectacles and transferring your work to the live stadium via collaborative and team working in an international context. What you will study Level 1 Academic and Employment Skills for the Sport Events Industries; An Introduction to The Sports Event Industry; Introduction to the Impact and Legacies of Sports Events; Sports Event Project Design; Fundamentals of Sports Performance for Events; Revenue and Finance for Sports Events. Level 2 Research and Professional Skills for the Workplace; Planning for Impacts and Legacy in Sports Events; Commercial and Financial Management for Sports Events; Planning for Sports Events; Work Placement and Career Development. Throughout your programme you will be encouraged to reflect on the development of your academic and professional skills and make recommendations for self-improvement. Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English and mathematics. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). Applications from mature students with no formal qualifications may be considered where those individuals have considerable work experience. Applicants will be required to produce a portfolio, attend an interview and take a diagnostic assessment. [-]

FdA in Stage Management, full-time [Backstage Academy]

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Wakefield

From music festivals to product launches – there’s an exciting range of events that require specialist stage management skills to ensure their smooth running. The FdA Stage Management course is designed to give you the edge to succeed in a busy market place. It is a vocationally-orientated course and provides a unique focus on working in the live events industry. The programme is the first of its kind dedicated to the stage management of... [+]

Stage Management - FdA full-time [Backstage Academy] From music festivals to product launches – there’s an exciting range of events that require specialist stage management skills to ensure their smooth running. The FdA Stage Management course is designed to give you the edge to succeed in a busy market place. It is a vocationally-orientated course and provides a unique focus on working in the live events industry. The programme is the first of its kind dedicated to the stage management of festival stages, large scale events, parades, fashion shows and conferences. During the programme of study you will develop the knowledge and skills to successfully gain employment in a variety of exciting and demanding roles nationally and internationally. About the course Backstage Academy is based at the largest production rehearsal studio facility in Europe, LS-Live. In the last 12 months many renowned artists and bands have kept the studios busy, including Lionel Ritchie, One Direction, Ollie Murs, Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Swedish House Mafia and Sigur Ros. It is not just live music that finds a home at LS-Live, film and television companies such as the BBC and ITV, brands like Jaguar, Aston Martin Racing and Monster Energy, all use the studios to assist them achieve their production requirements. The Stage Management degree course will aid you to gain personal and professional skills needed to work successfully in the industry worldwide. As well as traditional lectures, seminars, examinations and tutors your learning will be enhanced with visits from guest speakers and master class seminars will be provided by industry professionals. International case studies and workshops, including opportunities to work on live projects as part of both practical modules and work placement will be provided. The University of Bolton and Backstage Academy have longstanding links with industry professionals and employers. Our courses are designed to address the current and future needs of employers nationally and globally, and to enhance your lifelong career prospects. In addition, our highly experienced programme staff are keen to make the time you spend with them as academically stimulating and rewarding as possible. Our programme staff enjoy a well deserved reputation for being approachable and interested in their students’ progress. As teaching often takes place in small groups you are assured individual support and guidance at every stage. Special features Industry engagement and progression into careers within the industry – the course has been uniquely designed with the help of industry practitioners, thus ensuring graduates meet the growing needs of live events industry. It offers excellent, individual tutor support together with an engaging range of varied assessment techniques and valuable practical opportunities and placements via Backstage Academy Crew. World-class facilities and opportunities to engage with industry professionals and productions. Much of the seminars and workshops are delivered by acknowledged industry experts who pass on their experience and best practices to learners. What you will learn The Stage Management foundation degree programme incorporates subject-specific modules based upon emerging job roles and industry practices, and reflects modern academic developments in delivering learning in a creative and engaging environment. You will be supported at every stage of your learning and development. What you will study Level 1 Core Modules: Academic and Professional Skills for the Live Events Industries; Backstage Technical Skills (Lighting, Sound, Staging and Video); Production Pre-Planning and Rehearsal; Production Realisation; Events and Festival Stage Management; Film and TV Location Work. Level 2 Core modules: Research and Professional Skills for Events Studies; Advanced Stage Management Techniques; Production Planning and Realisation; Event Production Management; Industry Practice and Professional Development. At level 2 creative, managerial and problem-solving skills are developed so you can learn to apply the underpinning knowledge gained at level 1 in a stage management industry workplace context. The focus of level 2 is to prepare you for your role in managing a range of pre-production and production roles and functions. Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English and mathematics. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). Applications from mature students with no formal qualifications may be considered where those individuals have considerable work experience. Applicants will be required to produce a portfolio, attend an interview and take a diagnostic assessment. [-]

FdA in Urban & Contemporary Music, full-time [Shockout Arts]

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

This course is a partnership between the University of Bolton and Shockout Arts, based in central Manchester, and is designed to give you the edge to succeed in the international music and performing arts market place. The course reflects the needs of professional commercial organisations operating in this industry. The content of the course has been designed by current industry specialists who work for Time Warner, BMG and Sony and who have... [+]

Urban & Contemporary Music - FdA full-time [Shockout Arts] This course is a partnership between the University of Bolton and Shockout Arts, based in central Manchester, and is designed to give you the edge to succeed in the international music and performing arts market place. The course reflects the needs of professional commercial organisations operating in this industry. The content of the course has been designed by current industry specialists who work for Time Warner, BMG and Sony and who have worked with such artists as Mary J Blige, Beverley Knight, Mariah Carey, Snow Patrol, J-Sean, Leona Lewis, Nathan, Dele, Craig David, George Michael, Randy Jackson and Roachford . The course designers also have experience in international music business practices working for the BBC, The Grammys, MOBO and all major music festivals from Glastonbury to Coachella. The foundation degree focuses on developing your practical skills to a high level and you will undertake your studies in Shockout Arts’ high-standard industry-approved rehearsal studios and additionally at some of Manchester’s famous recording studios. Additionally, your studies of specialist subject areas will be underpinned by knowledge and understanding of the key concepts needed for an all-round appreciation of music in a professional context. About the course Shockout Arts has longstanding links with organisations and employers in the performing arts industry throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. The programme is designed to address the current and future needs of such employers, and to enhance your lifelong career prospects as a professional commercial musician. In addition, Shockout Arts’ highly experienced tutors are keen to make the time you spend with them as academically stimulating and rewarding as possible. The course includes a significant proportion of practical training and workshops where you will gain skills and knowledge in a range of techniques. Shockout Arts’ staff enjoy well deserved reputations for being approachable and interested in their students’ progress. As a student on the FdA Urban and Contemporary Music programme you are assured individual support and guidance at every stage. Special features The programme includes an introduction to a range of contemporary music styles and techniques. You will receive intensive tuition including 30 hours per week student contact time including workshops and rehearsal time. Professional industry standard studios will be used to deliver aspects of the programme. The range of teaching and learning methods includes visits, workshops, guest speakers and master classes, with a range of weekly rehearsal sessions using resources equal to industry standards. The two year programme includes a period of work placement in the music and performing arts industry. The programme has strong links to the music industry and you will be encouraged and mentored in developing links on a national and international basis. The programme is delivered by academic staff who are professional industry practitioners, ensuring the programme content is relevant and up-to-date. The focus of the assessments is varied and includes a range of practically assessed performances and presentations underpinned with academic work-based assessments, which are undertaken to professional industry standards. There is a combination of theory and practice throughout the programme. You will have the opportunity to start a business and be encouraged to run the business throughout the duration of the programme. What you will learn The practical elements of this course involve workshops and structured rehearsals. These are supported and underpinned by theory elements delivered through lectures, presentations, seminars and tutorials using the University of Bolton’s virtual learning environment, Moodle. You will gain additional insights and knowledge by attending talks given by visiting speakers who are active industry professionals. While this foundation degree is taught at Shockout Arts studios in Manchester, you will be officially enrolled as a student at the University of Bolton giving you full access to all of the University’s facilities. Many of these resources are available electronically so you can use them remotely. In particular, Moodle allows you to access learning materials and study aids via the internet so you can work on your studies from anywhere at any time. What you will study Level 1 – HE4 New Media and Social Enterprise; Practice and Rehearsal Skills; The Real Business of Music; Professional and Academic Skills; Harmony and Rhythm; Performance and Stagecraft. Level 2 – HE5 Experiencing the Industry; Listening Skills and Musical Cultures; Creative Musicianship; Musicians, Regulation and the Law; Session Musicianship and Musical Direction; Research and Professional Musicianship. Throughout your programme you will be encouraged to reflect on the development of your academic and professional skills and make recommendations for self-improvement. You will learn to appraise your own performance and set targets building towards the creation of your academic and professional Personal Development Plan (PDP). Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 120 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2-levels (or equivalent such as BTEC Certificate) including a music or performing arts related subject. You should also have five GCSE passes at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English. In addition you will be required to attend an audition as part of the application process. The quality of the audition is the primary basis on which applicants, with at least the minimum entry requirements, are selected. There is an audition charge of £30 per applicant for 2014 entry to the programme, payable directly to Shockout Arts at the audition. To pass the audition you will be required to complete the following three activities to a satisfactory standard: 1. Provide a performance of two contrasting pieces on a principal instrument (to equate to grade 5 or equivalent in performance abilities). 2. Sit a music theory examination (which will be sent to you in advance of the audition day. The examination will equate to grade 5 or equivalent). 3. Complete a free writing exercise focusing on music industry themes (which will be sent to you in advance of the audition day). If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

FdSc in Business Management

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The FdSc Business Management at the Bolton Business School will give you an applied knowledge of contemporary business and management subjects. You will examine how business theories and concepts apply to real world practice and develop skills for future study and employment. The overall aim of the programme is to support your career in business and management. It also prepares you for further study at honours degree level... [+]

Business Management – FdSc The FdSc Business Management at the Bolton Business School will give you an applied knowledge of contemporary business and management subjects. You will examine how business theories and concepts apply to real world practice and develop skills for future study and employment. The overall aim of the programme is to support your career in business and management. It also prepares you for further study at honours degree level. About the course Employability is a key focus of the programme and real-life case studies, guest speakers and industry visits will help you to understand the business environment and the needs of employers. Special features This programme has been designed in consultation with employers, ensuring key workplace skills are developed. Teaching is conducted by a highly dedicated and supportive team, with specialist knowledge in a wide range of subject areas, underpinned by contemporary academic research. Course materials are available online, allowing you to prepare work at home and also ensuring that in-class learning is highly interactive. This programme is offered within a vibrant Business School environment. The University offers excellent 24/7 library and IT facilities, WiFi and well-appointed learning areas. What you will learn A variety of teaching and learning methods are employed throughout the programme. These include lectures, seminars, small group tutorials and workshops. In addition to this, site visits, guest speakers and projects will allow you to learn directly from industry sources. You will develop academic and employability skills that will underpin your future career and business development, as well as prepare you for further study. These will include intellectual skills such as analysis, appraisal and reflection, as well as listening, negotiation and communication skills. You will develop on a personal level and gain practical and transferable skills such as numerical skills and competence in the use of information technology, problem solving skills and commercial awareness. What you will study Through a range of modules, you will examine how business theories and concepts apply to real world practice and develop skills for future study and employment. Level 1 (HE4) Academic and Workplace Skills; Business Law; Applied Business Economics; Marketing Principles and Practices; Using Finance in Business; Managing People in Organisations. Level 2 (HE5) Skills for Employment; Organisational Behaviour in Practice; Operations Management in the Workplace; Fundamentals of Consumer Behaviour; Business Enterprise; Applied Research Methods. Entry requirements 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

FdSc in Construction & Surveying (full-time)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The FdSc Construction & Surveying is a broad-based course that will give you the relevant vocational knowledge and skills for a career in any sector of the construction industry. There is a strong vocational emphasis to the course that is underpinned by a relevant amount of theoretical study. Successful completion of the foundation degree allows advanced entry to the University's suite of construction and surveying related BSc (Hons)... [+]

Construction & Surveying - FdSc full-time The FdSc Construction & Surveying is a broad-based course that will give you the relevant vocational knowledge and skills for a career in any sector of the construction industry. There is a strong vocational emphasis to the course that is underpinned by a relevant amount of theoretical study. Successful completion of the foundation degree allows advanced entry to the University's suite of construction and surveying related BSc (Hons) programmes. Alternatively, the qualification may help you move into a technical or professional career in the construction industry. About the course You will be taught using a mixture of methods, including studio, field, laboratory, and project work, lectures, seminars, tutorials and industry work experience. Assessment methods include coursework, project work, time controlled assessments and examinations. The course includes interdisciplinary group projects that simulate the process of a construction project. During each project you will carry out a defined role as a member of the construction team and work with a number of other construction specialists. To advance your learning experience and increase your employability, you will also undertake a two week work experience placement with a construction industry employer. Members of our dedicated staff team, who have all worked in a professional capacity in the construction industry, provide a high level of support, and you will be allocated a personal tutor for the duration of your studies. The department has excellent contacts with the construction industry and teaching staff are active members of the industry's professional bodies. Special features The department is friendly and offers excellent levels of student care and pastoral support. You will be allocated a personal tutor and be able to call on the subject area's student liaison officer throughout your studies. You will have access to the University’s unique design studio that contains the latest CAD software and hardware along with other specialist facilities. You will be given the opportunity to spend two weeks on an industrial placement experiencing the realities of your chosen specialism in the construction industry. Following successful completion of the foundation degree you will be given the opportunity to progress onto one of the University’s accredited BSc (Hons) degrees in your preferred specialism. What you will learn This course gives you the technical, practical and personal skills needed to develop your professional career in the construction industry. You will learn about construction design and technology, health and safety, the management of construction projects, and the regulations and law relating to land and property. What you will study Level 1 Year 1 modules are: Construction Core Skills; Construction Technology; Construction Law; Construction Surveying and Measurement; Building Science and Materials; and Integrated Project. Level 2 Modules include: Building and Sustainable Technology; Project Management; Work Related Project; Work Experience; CAD. Entry requirements 100 UCAS points from at least one A2-level (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have four GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in any subjects. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

FdSc in Sound Engineering & Design [SSR Manchester]

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

This course involves a partnership between the University of Bolton and SSR Manchester (www.s-s-r.com). Studios are well equipped with analogue and state-of-the-art digital systems, software and IT facilities. The course is delivered fully at SSR in Manchester, but some travel between Bolton and Manchester will be necessary to make use of facilities at both sites. The course includes the fundamentals of sound systems, sound engineering, sound... [+]

Sound Engineering & Design - FdSc [SSR Manchester] This course involves a partnership between the University of Bolton and SSR Manchester (www.s-s-r.com). Studios are well equipped with analogue and state-of-the-art digital systems, software and IT facilities. The course is delivered fully at SSR in Manchester, but some travel between Bolton and Manchester will be necessary to make use of facilities at both sites. The course includes the fundamentals of sound systems, sound engineering, sound for TV and film, special effects, computer games audio design, electronic music, the scientific principles of sound, studio techniques, live sound and PA systems, sound synthesis and MIDI. A work placement period in the second year provides a useful link into the industry. About the course The course begins with the fundamentals of sound systems, sound design, studio principles and associated professional software taught in a highly hands-on manner. This continues into the second year but with a more in-depth approach to sound engineering concepts. Content will focus on audio post production techniques, Foley and sound effects, live sound, acoustics, synthesis and advanced studio techniques so that you can gain a wider experience of the applications of sound engineering and sound design. If you choose to take the optional top-up course you will develop further your post-production techniques, as well as study PA systems design, mastering techniques, examine the business issues relevant to the digital media industries, and undertake a large student-led project. Special features Your work-placement will be undertaken in an audio-related environment of your choosing. Having been a commercial recording studio and training school for 30 years, SSR has a large list of music industry contacts around the North West. These include local radio and TV as well as studios, concert halls, theatres and digital media companies. Course tutors will support students through the process of securing a work placement, offering advice and guidance where necessary. Also, because of these links and its local and national reputation, SSR is able to maintain a profile of studio tutors that have either recent or current experience of the sound engineering industries as professional engineers. What you will learn This course is "skills rich”. In addition to acquiring the specific skills for sound engineering and sound design, you will also develop those vocational skills necessary to pursue a career in the audio and related industries. Teaching is heavily practically-based in studios and computer suites. Recognised, key transferable skills are also embedded in the courses. These include written and presentational skills, analytical reasoning, inter-personal skills and self-management. You will also develop your ability to analyse, evaluate and resolve problems. We use a wide variety of learning methodologies, including studio and computer laboratory sessions, demonstrations, activity-based assignments and the work-based placement. Assessment is linked to the objectives of each module. This may be by assignments, small projects, tests (practical and written), a demonstration or viva as appropriate. What you will study Level 1 At Level 1 you will study: Scholarship; Studio Recording Techniques; Sound Engineering Principles; Introduction to Digital Audio Workstations; Studio Mixing Techniques; Sound Production for Visual Media. Level 2 At Level 2 the essential modules are: Audio Post Production Techniques; Advanced Studio Techniques; Live Sound Engineering; Synthesis and Audio Manipulation; Acoustics of Sound Production for Visual Media; Work-based Learning. Top-up to BSc (Hons) - optional study at Level 3 On successful completion of the FdSc you will be able to top-up to the BSc (Hons) by an additional 12 months of study. If you choose to top-up to the BSc (Hons) your final year your studies will include the following modules: Entrepreneurial Skills for Sound Engineers; Audio Mastering Techniques ; PA System Design; Advanced Post Production Techniques; Major Project. The final year project is a major undertaking and counts as a double module. You will have a personal supervisor to support you in your investigations. Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2-levels (or equivalent) including one of the following: a mathematical or physical science subject, a technology-based subject or music. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English and mathematics. You may be required to attend for interview. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

FdSc in Stage Engineering & Automation, full-time [Backstage Academy]

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Wakefield

Each year we see increasingly spectacular and complex live events that push the boundaries of creativity and engineering. The live music industry is at the forefront of cutting edge engineering solutions ensuring audiences receive the same wow factor that they get from Hollywood blockbusters in the cinema. This Stage Engineering and Automation foundation degree aims to equip students with the necessary skills and experience to work on a variety... [+]

Stage Engineering & Automation - FdSc full-time [Backstage Academy] Each year we see increasingly spectacular and complex live events that push the boundaries of creativity and engineering. The live music industry is at the forefront of cutting edge engineering solutions ensuring audiences receive the same wow factor that they get from Hollywood blockbusters in the cinema. This Stage Engineering and Automation foundation degree aims to equip students with the necessary skills and experience to work on a variety of events in a range of roles from design to build, operation and maintenance. From stage construction and scenic finishes, to temporary and demountable structures, motion control and project management this course will introduce you to a range of core techniques and processes involved in stage engineering and automation. About the course Backstage Academy is based at the largest production rehearsal studio facility in Europe, LS-Live. In the last 12 months many renowned artists and bands have kept the studios busy, including Lionel Ritchie, One Direction, Ollie Murs, Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Swedish House Mafia and Sigur Ros. It is not just live music that finds a home at LS-Live, film and television companies such as the BBC and ITV, brands like Jaguar, Aston Martin Racing and Monster Energy, all use the studios to assist them achieve their production requirements. The site is also home to LS-Live’s award winning stage and set hire division with over 30 years experience in the supply of staging and automation equipment and set construction. Our neighbours here are Litestructures Projects (a specialist in the world of brand experiential, leisure and art project design and build). The family of companies also include Brilliant Stages in Hitchin (whose clients include Robbie Williams, Take That and Muse) and scenic solutions company Perry Scenic (The Killers, Rammstein and Goldfrapp) based in Dudley. All this means that with hard work and the right attitude you will gain valuable contacts and insight into the stage engineering and automation industry. As well as traditional lectures, seminars, examinations and tutors your learning will be enhanced with visits from guest speakers and master class seminars from industry professionals. International case studies and workshops, including opportunities to work on live projects as part of both practical modules and work placement will be provided. The University of Bolton and Backstage Academy have longstanding links with industry professionals and employers. Our courses are designed to address the current and future needs of employers nationally and globally, and to enhance your lifelong career prospects. In addition, our highly experienced programme teaching team are keen to make the time you spend with them as academically stimulating and rewarding as possible. Our programme teaching team enjoy a well deserved reputation for being approachable and interested in their students’ progress. As teaching often takes place in small groups you are assured individual support and guidance at every stage. Special features Industry engagement and progression into careers within the stage engineering and events industry – the course has been uniquely designed with the assistance of industry practitioners, thus ensuring graduates meet the growing needs of the stage engineering and automation industry. The programme offers excellent, individual tutor support together with an engaging range of varied assessment techniques and valuable practical opportunities and placements via the ‘Backstage Academy Crew’. Backstage Academy offers world-class facilities, industry partnerships and opportunities to engage with industry professionals and productions. The majority of the seminars and workshops are delivered by recognised industry experts who provide an insight into their experience and best practices for learners on the programme. What you will learn You will learn a unique blend of skills – from the basic engineering skills required for fault finding on electronic and electrical systems and an overview of hydraulics and mechanics, to appraising a range of stage engineering scenarios and developing your understanding of the processes and procedures involved. You will acquire skills and knowledge to undertake investigative research to underpin your study, and will gain a professional working knowledge of health and safety and work practices to enable you to deliver a range of stage engineering solutions to a high standard. What you will study Level 1 Core Modules: Academic and Professional Skills for the Events Industries; Stage Engineering Toolbox; Stage Construction and Materials; Temporary and Demountable Structures; Trussing and Rigging; Motion and Movement – Hardware and Control Systems. Level 2 Core modules: Research Methods for Engineering in the Events Industries; Project Management for Stage Engineering; Stage Engineering and Automation Systems Design; Stage Engineering Advanced Toolbox; Industry Placement and Professional Development. At level 2 technical, managerial and logistical skills are developed so you can learn to apply the underpinning knowledge gained at level 1 in a stage engineering workplace context. The focus of level 2 is to prepare you for your role in managing a range of pre-production and production roles and functions. Throughout your programme you will be encouraged to reflect on the development of your academic and professional skills and make recommendations for self-improvement. Specifically this ability to appraise your performance and set targets will be developed and assessed in stage engineering and automation. This will equip you with the personal and professional skills to understand careers in stage engineering. Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics and science. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). Applications from mature students with no formal qualifications may be considered where those individuals have considerable work experience. Applicants will be required to produce a portfolio, attend an interview and take a diagnostic assessment. [-]

Graduate Foundation Studies in Psychology - Professional Development

Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

Graduate Foundation Studies in Psychology is a conversion course for graduates who wish to join the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Psychological Studies but who do not have sufficient background in the subject (60 previous credits in psychology) to be accepted directly onto the PgDip. The programme is flexible and not all students will need to take the full course, depending on their previous academic studies.... [+]

Graduate Foundation Studies in Psychology - Professional Development Graduate Foundation Studies in Psychology is a conversion course for graduates who wish to join the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Psychological Studies but who do not have sufficient background in the subject (60 previous credits in psychology) to be accepted directly onto the PgDip. The programme is flexible and not all students will need to take the full course, depending on their previous academic studies. By studying on this course, you will learn some of the core principles of psychology and also methods of research in the subject, which will provide you with the foundation for further study. Successful completion of the course confers 60 credits in psychology and ensures automatic eligibility for the PgDip in Psychological Studies if you achieve an average mark of at least 50% over the three modules. About the course The Department of Psychology is very well established and the undergraduate degree is one of the oldest psychology degrees in the country. A large proportion of your study will be with full and part-time undergraduate BSc (Hons) Psychology students. In addition, you may have the opportunity to join with other students on the foundation course by facilitating study groups for mutual support and exchange of information. As you will have already completed study at degree level it is assumed you will have a greater level of independence than an undergraduate student and there is an element of flexibility in relation to when, and in what order, you will study your modules. The course is designed as a pre-requisite for those applying for the PgDip in Psychological Studies who do not have 60 previous credits in psychology at degree level. Special features There is some flexibility in relation to when and in what order you will study your modules. Successful completion of the course ensures automatic transfer to the PgDip in Psychological Studies if you achieve an average mark of at least 50% over the three modules. What you will learn You will be introduced to some of the core principles of psychology and also gain an insight into methods of psychological research. What you will study The course consists of three modules, drawn from Level 1 of the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree course: - Cognitive and Biopsychological Perspectives; - Introduction to Research Methods; - Understanding the Person. Entry requirements You must hold at least a lower second class (2:2) honours degree. You will be expected to complete an informal interview. This is preferably conducted in person but can be arranged over the telephone for students travelling a long distance or for international students. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

HNC in Construction & Surveying (part-time)

Campus Part time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction and Surveying is a broad-based course, designed to give you the relevant vocational knowledge and skills for a career in any sector of the construction industry. There is a strong vocational emphasis to the course which is underpinned by a relevant amount of theoretical study. Successful completion of the HNC may help you to move from a craft role in the industry to either a technical or... [+]

Construction & Surveying - HNC (part-time) The Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction and Surveying is a broad-based course, designed to give you the relevant vocational knowledge and skills for a career in any sector of the construction industry. There is a strong vocational emphasis to the course which is underpinned by a relevant amount of theoretical study. Successful completion of the HNC may help you to move from a craft role in the industry to either a technical or professional career. About the course You will be taught using a mix of methods including studio, field, laboratory and project work, lectures, seminars and tutorials. Assessment methods include coursework, project work and time-controlled assessments. The course includes inter disciplinary group project work which simulates the process of a construction project from start to finish. On the project, you will carry out a defined role as a member of the construction team and work with a number of other construction specialists. Members of our dedicated staff team, who have all worked in a professional capacity in the construction industry, provide a high level of support. The department has excellent contacts with the construction industry and teaching staff are active members of the industry’s professional bodies. Special features The department is friendly and offers excellent levels of student care. You will have access to the university’s unique Design Studio which contains the latest CAD software and hardware and other specialist facilities. Following successful completion of the HNC you will be able to progress to one of the University’s BSc (Hons) degrees in Architectural Technology, Building Surveying & Property Management, Construction Management and Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management. What you will learn This course gives you the technical, practical and personal skills needed to develop your professional career in the construction industry. You will learn about construction design and technology, health and safety, the management of construction projects and the regulations and law relating to land and property. What you will study Level HE4 (Year 1) Core modules: Construction Core Skill; Construction Technology; Construction Law. Level HE4 (Year 2) Core modules: Construction, Surveying and Measurement; Construction Science and Materials; Integrated Project. You will study a total of six 20 credit modules at Level HE4 giving a total of 120 credits. Entry requirements 80 UCAS points from at least one A2-level (or equivalent) in any subjects. NVQ Level 3 in craft or administration studies. Mature students with the appropriate work experience may be considered subject to interview with Programme Leader You should also have four GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in any subjects. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Human Resource Management - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course covers the key concepts and applications of Human Resource Management (HRM) theories and techniques relating to the education sector. There will be a particular emphasis on how organisations respond to personal development in attempting to become responsive not only to individuals but to the demands of a competitive post compulsory sector market with its increasing emphasis upon entrepreneurial strategies. You will negotiate your... [+]

Human Resource Management - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This course covers the key concepts and applications of Human Resource Management (HRM) theories and techniques relating to the education sector. There will be a particular emphasis on how organisations respond to personal development in attempting to become responsive not only to individuals but to the demands of a competitive post compulsory sector market with its increasing emphasis upon entrepreneurial strategies. You will negotiate your assignment with your tutor, ensuring a fit between your circumstances and your employment context. If your job description includes a junior or middle management dimension, you would be expected to analyse and evaluate your own HRM skills in the light of your own experiences in addition to what you have learned, indicating areas for improvement. If you do not have the requisite work experience you would be expected to demonstrate practical problem solving skills through the analysis and evaluation of a written case study or studies. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of credit for 20 credits at Level HE7. In addition, you may use these credits towards one of the Masters in Education degrees offered by the University of Bolton. You will consult and work closely with your tutor whilst deciding which mode of assessment to choose. Initially if you are employed in education, training or a related area, with responsibility for managing a team of staff, you should decide whether you should produce a work-based HRM assignment or a case study analysis. Secondly, if you choose the work-based model you should then consider whether you wish to embark on either a written piece of work, or a combination of a video-recorded, work-based role play plus written analysis. If you have limited management experience you will be provided with a detailed HRM case study to analyse in the light of HRM theory and concepts. This module is part of a suite of professional development courses offered by the University of Bolton covering contemporary issues and developments in education. The modules are designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge as you progress in your career and take on additional levels of responsibility. To gain a Masters in Education award you need 180 credits; 120 credits from undertaking advanced professional development courses or other selected modules and 60 credits from completing a dissertation. There has to be a balance between what are called option and core modules but this is straightforward and the Programme Leader can advise. The courses can be taken over a number of years, to fit in with your career and work/life balance. Most part-time students gain their Masters qualification in 2 to 3 years, but you can take up to 5 years if you wish. You will have access to 24/7 IT facilities and campus-wide WiFi, as well as one-to-one support from professional and highly experienced tutors. Entry requirements This course is open to anyone in a managerial position within the education sector who is interested in issues of human resources. [-]

ICT in Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

Online & Campus Combined Part time 16 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course allows you to integrate theoretical aspects of ICT with your own professional practice in education, as well as enabling you to assess your own achievement of the learning outcomes. In discussion with your tutor, you will identify a potential e-learning development portfolio that will be suitable for your professional practice... [+]

ICT in Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This course allows you to integrate theoretical aspects of ICT with your own professional practice in education, as well as enabling you to assess your own achievement of the learning outcomes. In discussion with your tutor, you will identify a potential e-learning development portfolio that will be suitable for your professional practice. Your portfolio needs to be significant in scale and scope. Routine development, such as that involved in normal course learning material development (normal power point presentations, traditional written handouts, etc.), is NOT what is envisaged. Some examples of the type of projects previous students have undertaken are given in the Further Course Information section below. This is a challenging course that involves both individual tutorial appointments for consultation and group teaching. You will use the WebCT discussion forum facility and actively participate in online discussions in order to get the most from tutorials and group work. You must complete required preliminary reading and tasks before attending any of the sessions (face-to-face or online discussion forums). For individual or group tutorials, you must bring your work and prepare questions to be addressed / clarified. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of credit for 20 credits at Level HE7. In addition, you may use these credits towards one of the Masters in Education degrees offered by the University of Bolton. After an initial informal exploration, and an initial literature search (intensive use of electronic based resources available at the University of Bolton library and on the internet, is expected), you will formulate clear and specific project aims and objectives. You will agree these with your supervising tutor. The initial literature search including web based research is important. There must be up-to-date, published literature that is relevant to your proposed project. A key part of the assignment involves demonstrating that what you have done is informed. The results of the literature search are submitted with a written piece early on (see below). Having finalised and agreed your project aims and objectives, you will create an action plan showing key stages, criteria for completion, date for completion and keep this up to date. You will be expected to maintain contact with your supervisor at all stages, and WebCT provides the communication facilities necessary to achieve this. All work undertaken and submitted must be with guidance from your supervisor. When developing group-work you will need to keep a meeting log book to record the progress of your work, ideas and reading. Some examples of projects undertaken by previous students: a) Applying e-pedagogy to a multimedia online course: evaluating different pedagogy theories using technology and selecting the more effective one for a case study. b) The introduction of a VLE to support language learning in HE: a feasibility study using a VLE to support, by blended learning, a language course in HE. c) An e-learning portfolio for a HND in Photography: analysis, selection, justification and demonstration of multimedia resources to support a HND module. This module is part of a suite of professional development courses offered by the University of Bolton covering contemporary issues and developments in education. The modules are designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge as you progress in your career and take on additional levels of responsibility. To gain a Masters in Education award you need 180 credits; 120 credits from undertaking advanced professional development courses or other selected modules and 60 credits from completing a dissertation. There has to be a balance between what are called option and core modules but this is straightforward and the Programme Leader can advise. The courses can be taken over a number of years, to fit in with your career and work/life balance. Most part-time students gain their Masters qualification in 2 to 3 years, but you can take up to 5 years if you wish. You will have access to 24/7 IT facilities and campus-wide WiFi, as well as one-to-one support from professional and highly experienced tutors. Entry requirements This course is open to anyone with an interest in developing blended learning skills and e-learning. You will need a computer with internet access as this course involves on-line learning. [-]

Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Chartered Membership (CM) Examination Preparation Class - part-time

Campus Part time 20 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The course is open to all structural engineers wanting to develop their skills to include structural scheme design. It is assumed that all engineers enrolling on the course have a good working knowledge of design of the primary structural materials. The course includes manual methods of analysis and manual design calculations. It also encourages the use of hand drawn conceptual design sketches and sketch details. Throughout the course, use... [+]

Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Chartered Membership (CM) Examination Preparation Class - part-time There is a significant difference between a junior engineer who can carry out the design of individual structural elements and a senior engineer who can identify engineering problems and solve them with viable structural solutions within the scope of a design brief, taking account of structural stability, durability, aesthetics and cost. One of the purposes of this course is to assist junior engineers in their journey to become senior engineers. The course is open to all structural engineers wanting to develop their skills to include structural scheme design. It is assumed that all engineers enrolling on the course have a good working knowledge of design of the primary structural materials. The course includes manual methods of analysis and manual design calculations. It also encourages the use of hand drawn conceptual design sketches and sketch details. Throughout the course, use will be made of past questions from the IStructE CM Exam in tutorials to allow engineers to practice new techniques learnt on the course. There will be a day long mock exam where candidates will be given the opportunity under exam conditions to take a recent exam (likely to be last year’s exam). Opportunity will later be given for peer marking and discussion of the mock exam scripts (or other scripts brought to the session). Marks will not be given by the session leaders and the mock exam is not compulsory. The course includes issues such as exam technique, time management and mark allocation as well as opportunities for coaching using tutorials. In one session, we will invite one or two engineers who sat and passed the examination recently to speak on their experience of the examination, give their suggestions for suitable preparation strategies and answer some of the questions that trouble candidates. Two of the sessions are earmarked for bridge design; however the following topics are excluded from the course: offshore engineering, silos, chimneys, water towers and seismic/dynamic problems. Finally, as the course is exercise and tutorial based, those candidates who put the most effort into their contributions will gain the most from the course. “You get out what you put in.” Entry requirements Applicants should hold BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering and be in the process of completing the IStructE’s Professional Review Interview. [-]

Managing Finance - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course is designed to introduce you to the concepts of financial management. You will learn the corporate aspects and their differing organisational contexts to determine sources of corporate funding. You will also consider legal and other key issues, affecting corporate financial management. Your knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts of financial management will deepen, enabling you to analyse and evaluate financial... [+]

Managing Finance - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This course is designed to introduce you to the concepts of financial management. You will learn the corporate aspects and their differing organisational contexts to determine sources of corporate funding. You will also consider legal and other key issues, affecting corporate financial management. Your knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts of financial management will deepen, enabling you to analyse and evaluate financial statements and develop an understanding of capital budgeting. It will raise your awareness of control systems and develop your understanding of strategic financial issues. Within this course you will cover: concepts of basic financial management and their application; analysis and evaluation of published financial data; the role and context of corporate financial management; liquidity, the planning cycle and the budgetary control process; financial and corporate strategy and dividend policy; policies on capital investment; external financing requirement (debt/equity ratio); working capital management and mergers and acquisitions. Learning will be in the form of lectures, which will input information, followed by seminars, case study work and videos to deepen knowledge and understanding. You will participate in discussion using your own work experience to assist your appreciation of the subject matter. You will also be expected to attend tutorials and prepare for lectures by undertaking background reading. This course is equivalent to 200 learning hours. Success will be assessed through the completion of a case study or work-related assignment. Entry requirements Applicants are required to have obtained a first degree or equivalent and two years of work experience. [-]

Mentoring for Effective Performance in Learning and Teaching Situations - Professional Development [Level HE5] part-time

Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course is for teachers who are involved in mentoring to support teacher development. During this course you will examine definitions of effective teaching and develop your understanding of the different stages of teacher development. You will learn how mentoring can help the professional development of teachers, re-energise their practice, expand their creativity and develop new ideas in the workplace. You will develop the skills of... [+]

Mentoring for Effective Performance in Learning and Teaching Situations - Professional Development [Level HE5] part-time This course is for teachers who are involved in mentoring to support teacher development. During this course you will examine definitions of effective teaching and develop your understanding of the different stages of teacher development. You will learn how mentoring can help the professional development of teachers, re-energise their practice, expand their creativity and develop new ideas in the workplace. You will develop the skills of reflective practice which you will use as the basis for the systematic examination of learning teaching and use this examination to consider potential changes in the practice. You will develop the skills and strategies for effective mentoring including listening, observing, recording, planning and questioning as well as examining ethical issues associated with mentoring. You will attend an initial session where you will meet your module tutor and fellow students. All subsequent study will be through an e-learning process using WebCT through which you will interact with your tutor and fellow students on-line. You will write a 500 word reflective journal which you will develop during the course and through a mentoring relationship, usually in a learning and teaching situation. The journal will include reflections about an aspect of mentoring that you have discussed during your on-line discussions. You will also write a 1000 word case study of a mentoring relationship that you have experienced in a professional context. This study will incorporate evidence of e-discussions with your fellow students about issues arising in this mentoring relationship. Entry requirements The course is designed for qualified teachers. However, all applications will be considered and applicants will be advised about the applicability of the course. You will need a computer with internet access as this course involves on-line learning. [-]

Organisational Management - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course covers the key concepts and applications of organisational management theories and techniques relating to the education sector. The assignments are relevant to the workplace, and have direct applications in your educational context. The nature of the negotiated assignment will vary according to your circumstances. Course members already in management roles as middle managers / co-ordinators / section leaders are normally... [+]

Organisational Management - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This course covers the key concepts and applications of organisational management theories and techniques relating to the education sector. The assignments are relevant to the workplace, and have direct applications in your educational context. The nature of the negotiated assignment will vary according to your circumstances. Course members already in management roles as middle managers / co-ordinators / section leaders are normally expected to analyse and evaluate their own management skills in the light of what they do and what they have learned. If you are a recent graduate, or someone who has very limited management experience such as an FE or HE lecturer, school teacher or administrator, you will be provided with a written management case-study. You will be expected to analyse and evaluate the problems and the management skills described in the light of what you have learned, indicating areas for improvement and offering solutions to problems and / or alternative strategies for improving management practice. Alternatively you could write an essay on an agreed topic. The course content is highly individualised as the aim is to make your studies as pertinent to your workplace as possible. Your approach to the solving of management issues will be informed and developed by exploring scenarios such as defining job roles, identifying staff development needs, understanding management structures, the tensions between resources and performance and the creation and influence of management in promoting effective teaching and learning environments. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of credit for 20 credits at Level HE7. In addition, you may use these credits towards one of the Masters in Education degrees offered by the University of Bolton. Firstly you will decide whether you are going to produce a work-based management assignment, a case-study analysis, or a written essay - this will be done in negotiation with your tutor. If you are already employed in education and training, possibly in a management role, you could negotiate a work-based assignment which would specifically enable you to contextualise management theory. If you have limited management experience, the tutor will provide a detailed management case study for you to analyse in the light of management theory. In either case, you may feel that the production of an essay on an agreed topic best meets your needs. This module is part of a suite of professional development courses offered by the University of Bolton covering contemporary issues and developments in education. The modules are designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge as you progress in your career and take on additional levels of responsibility. To gain a Masters in Education award you need 180 credits; 120 credits from undertaking advanced professional development courses or other selected modules and 60 credits from completing a dissertation. There has to be a balance between what are called option and core modules but this is straightforward and the Programme Leader can advise. The courses can be taken over a number of years, to fit in with your career and work/life balance. Most part-time students gain their Masters qualification in 2 to 3 years, but you can take up to 5 years if you wish. You will have access to 24/7 IT facilities and campus-wide WiFi, as well as one-to-one support from professional and highly experienced tutors. Entry requirements This course is open to anyone with an interest in educational management issues at any level. [-]

Planning and Enabling Teaching, Learning and Assessment for Professional Practice – Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

Campus Part time 18 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This programme is designed for those who already have experience and current employment in teaching and learning in higher or professional education. It will help you to develop your professional teaching practice in a student-centred, enquiry-based learning environment. It will cultivate your interest, knowledge and skills in the practice of teaching and supporting learning in the context of your professional practice role. This will... [+]

Planning and Enabling Teaching, Learning and Assessment for Professional Practice – Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This programme is designed for those who already have experience and current employment in teaching and learning in higher or professional education. It will help you to develop your professional teaching practice in a student-centred, enquiry-based learning environment. It will cultivate your interest, knowledge and skills in the practice of teaching and supporting learning in the context of your professional practice role. This will involve engagement with a broad range of educational theories and approaches to student learning and will also involve working in partnership with others to ensure knowledge exchange to support a research informed learning and teaching agenda. The programme will encourage you to develop a critical reflective approach to your learning and develop a commitment to the enhancement of learning and teaching. It will also enable you to demonstrate your achievement of the Professional Standards. By studying this programme you will learn to plan for effective teaching and learning environments. You will study the holistic and individualised elements of teaching and learning as well as the theories, principles and application of teaching and learning strategies and formative and summative assessment. You will explore and apply the roles of assessment in teaching, learning, planning and evaluation in differing contexts. Assessment of learning will be examined with particular reference to the principles of validity, reliability, transparency, and professional accountability. You will study in workshops and action learning groups as well as undertaking some online study and communication. Assessment consists of a presentation on your findings from action learning to your peers, a profile of evidence produced from work-based learning activities and critical reflection on the application of professional standards and teaching, learning and assessment theory. Skills gained on this course will enhance professional practice in the following areas: developing learning plans, creative and innovative methods for teaching, approaches to learner assessment and support, and accountability in assessment. Additionally you will develop your skills in e-learning and communication. Professional recognition The programme is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a route to Practice Teacher status. It is also an approved module by Health Education England North West. Entry requirements You should demonstrate the following: that you are ready to undertake study at Masters Level (HE7); that you have secured support from your line manager; that you have an allocated mentor in your discipline/subject area for support, peer review and to verify the profile of evidence from practice; and that you have a significant role in teaching and/or facilitating learning. If you are an NMC registrant (Practice Teacher) you will also need to demonstrate that you are registered on the same part or sub-part of the register as the students you intend to support/assess (e.g. SCPHN; have developed their own knowledge, skills and competence beyond registration and, where appropriate, have gained specialist practice qualifications relevant to their field of practice; i.e. registered and worked for at least two years and gained additional qualifications that will support students in specialist practice and have a current caseload). If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Policy and Practice in Numeracy/Mathematics - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The course is aimed at educationalists with an interest in gaining an up-to-date overview of issues in adult numeracy. It focuses on key theoretical issues that impact on adult numeracy provision. You are likely to be working in the area of basic skills/numeracy and wish to develop your critical thinking skills in current educational approaches to numeracy and mathematics education... [+]

Policy and Practice in Numeracy/Mathematics - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time The course is aimed at educationalists with an interest in gaining an up-to-date overview of issues in adult numeracy. It focuses on key theoretical issues that impact on adult numeracy provision. You are likely to be working in the area of basic skills/numeracy and wish to develop your critical thinking skills in current educational approaches to numeracy and mathematics education. This module aims to enhance your existing knowledge of the field of numeracy and mathematics education by critical analysis of government policy in this area. You will reflect on your experiences and observations as basic skills practitioners and will research, critique and analyse UK and international policy in numeracy and mathematics education. You will develop your knowledge of the historical development of numeracy provision and the impact policy decisions have on standards and achievement. Cultural origins will be debated and analysed in order to establish what impact these have on achievement and enjoyment of the subject. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of credit for 20 credits at Level HE7. In addition, you may use these credits towards one of the Masters in Education degrees offered by the University of Bolton. The syllabus covers the following content areas: political issues in numeracy; the history of adult numeracy provision and mathematical curriculum delivery; approaches to numeracy; numeracy in an international context, examination of current government policy approaches/ initiatives to improving adult numeracy skills and ethno-mathematics. The course will be taught using a variety of methods such as lectures, case studies, course member contributions, group work and seminar presentations. You will be expected to use your experiences in basic skills/ numeracy to inform debate. Assessment will be in the form of a written assignment of 4,500-5,000 words. You will: choose a contemporary issue in numeracy education of professional relevance; identify an appropriate research question (or questions) and plan ways to investigate the key issues; negotiate and agree the title of your assignment, the research question(s) and plan the action before proceeding and review the literature in the agreed area demonstrating evidence of breadth and depth of reading. This module is part of a suite of professional development courses offered by the University of Bolton covering contemporary issues and developments in education. The modules are designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge as you progress in your career and take on additional levels of responsibility. To gain a Masters in Education award you need 180 credits; 120 credits from undertaking advanced professional development courses or other selected modules and 60 credits from completing a dissertation. There has to be a balance between what are called option and core modules but this is straightforward and the Programme Leader can advise. The courses can be taken over a number of years, to fit in with your career and work/life balance. Most part-time students gain their Masters qualification in 2 to 3 years, but you can take up to 5 years if you wish. You will have access to 24/7 IT facilities and campus-wide WiFi, as well as one-to-one support from professional and highly experienced tutors. Entry requirements This course is open to anyone with an interest in the teaching of adult numeracy. [-]

Research Awareness and Support Skills - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE6] part-time

Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course has two interrelated objectives. It helps you to develop an awareness of research and research culture and it develops your competence in using ICT to carry out basic procedures essential to a masters degree programme, building your awareness of how ICT can facilitate the researcher. You will master the various skills necessary to produce the assignments. In ICT you will learn how to carry out various types of advanced on-line... [+]

Research Awareness and Support Skills - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE6] part-time This course has two interrelated objectives. It helps you to develop an awareness of research and research culture and it develops your competence in using ICT to carry out basic procedures essential to a masters degree programme, building your awareness of how ICT can facilitate the researcher. You will master the various skills necessary to produce the assignments. In ICT you will learn how to carry out various types of advanced on-line searches; how to lay out a bibliography and use word-processing skills to produce masters level material. On the research awareness side, you will be introduced to the vocabulary and concepts of educational research, and explore the main differences between quantitative and qualitative approaches, with their attendant methodologies. You will also have the opportunity to discuss the involved issues around research ethics. By the end of the course you will have the confidence and skills to be able to criticise, analyse and evaluate research articles. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of credit for 20 credits at Level HE6. In addition, you may use these credits towards one of the Masters in Education degrees offered by the University of Bolton. This module is part of a suite of professional development courses offered by the University of Bolton covering contemporary issues and developments in education. The modules are designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge as you progress in your career and take on additional levels of responsibility. To gain a Masters in Education award you need 180 credits; 120 credits from undertaking advanced professional development courses or other selected modules and 60 credits from completing a dissertation. There has to be a balance between what are called option and core modules but this is straightforward and the Programme Leader can advise. The courses can be taken over a number of years, to fit in with your career and work/life balance. Most part-time students gain their Masters qualification in 2 to 3 years, but you can take up to 5 years if you wish. You will have access to 24/7 IT facilities and campus-wide WiFi, as well as one-to-one support from professional and highly experienced tutors. Entry requirements This course is open to anyone interested in developing or enhancing research skills. It will be particularly useful for those conducting small scale school or college data collection projects. [-]

Staff Development and Appraisal in Vocational Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

You are likely to be involved, or set to be involved, in the management of education. Educational management is increasingly concerned with quality management and accountability. By taking this course you will have the opportunity to: critically analyse theoretical models of staff development and staff appraisal; review practice in industry and education; develop an informed awareness of the principles and practice of staff development and... [+]

Staff Development and Appraisal in Vocational Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time You are likely to be involved, or set to be involved, in the management of education. Educational management is increasingly concerned with quality management and accountability. By taking this course you will have the opportunity to: critically analyse theoretical models of staff development and staff appraisal; review practice in industry and education; develop an informed awareness of the principles and practice of staff development and appraisal and their relationship to individual and institutional development. The course uses interactive learning methods and draws upon the experiences of the group. You will develop critical analysis skills and will review academic papers and present your views to the group. You will also be asked to contribute materials and ideas from your own institution for discussion. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of credit for 20 credits at Level HE7. In addition, you may use these credits towards one of the Masters in Education degrees offered by the University of Bolton. This module is part of a suite of professional development courses offered by the University of Bolton covering contemporary issues and developments in education. The modules are designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge as you progress in your career and take on additional levels of responsibility. To gain a Masters in Education award you need 180 credits; 120 credits from undertaking advanced professional development courses or other selected modules and 60 credits from completing a dissertation. There has to be a balance between what are called option and core modules but this is straightforward and the Programme Leader can advise. The courses can be taken over a number of years, to fit in with your career and work/life balance. Most part-time students gain their Masters qualification in 2 to 3 years, but you can take up to 5 years if you wish. You will have access to 24/7 IT facilities and campus-wide WiFi, as well as one-to-one support from professional and highly experienced tutors. Entry requirements This course is open to anyone involved with staff appraisal and PDP/CPD planning. [-]

Strategic Management and Marketing - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The course aims to provide you with a critical understanding of the strategic management process, and the contribution of strategic marketing to that process. It will integrate material from other aspects of management theory within a strategic management framework. Competitor analysis, marketing analysis and planning are explored in this course. You will gain a strong insight into strategic management at all levels; from business and... [+]

Strategic Management and Marketing - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time The course aims to provide you with a critical understanding of the strategic management process, and the contribution of strategic marketing to that process. It will integrate material from other aspects of management theory within a strategic management framework. Competitor analysis, marketing analysis and planning are explored in this course. You will gain a strong insight into strategic management at all levels; from business and corporate level strategies to content of competitive strategies, as well as strategic evaluation. Corporate governance, responsibility and business ethics are also key to this course. This course is equivalent to 200 learning hours. The course will use formal lectures, group discussions and case studies. Initially lectures will be used to develop your knowledge of the concepts underpinning the study of strategic management. As your knowledge increases you will participate more fully in a critical exploration of the concepts. The case studies will enable you to explore the application of strategic management concepts and models, apply them to business problems, and evaluate the strategic issues within the case study, while critically assessing the applicability and usefulness of the theoretical models. Assessment will be a written case study assignment. Entry requirements Applicants are required to have obtained a first degree or equivalent and two years of work experience. [-]

Strategy, Marketing and Commissioning - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The Strategy, Marketing and Commissioning module is for managers and care professionals who are engaged in the commissioning process, either as a provider or as a commissioner. By studying this module you will learn about the strategic processes behind configuring and formulating a strategic / business plan for services. It is closely linked to the Managing and Commissioning for Performance module... [+]

Strategy, Marketing and Commissioning - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time \ The course is based on the principle that the provision and commissioning of services are two sides of the same coin and both activities should be underpinned by robust models of strategic planning and marketing. You will use your own service as a case study for developing a strategic plan for the development of service provision and / or commissioning. You will learn about strategy, marketing and competition in care sector organisations; the communication and implementation of service change and notions and models of commissioning / procurement and provision. You will examine ‘supply’ in the market and evidence-based ‘needs analysis’, knowledge and relationships in strategy. You will carry out strategic and stakeholder analysis and also cost benefit analysis based on the impact of technological innovation and you will study generating and evaluating strategic options for service delivery / commissioning. The course is flexible and designed to fit in with your home and working lives. The University of Bolton offers excellent student support, and small class sizes, taught by friendly, approachable and experienced tutors. All will have access to all university facilities including libraries and IT suites. You may be given financial support from your employer or you may be self-funded. This course is part of a professional development framework within the School and the credits gained upon completion of this course can be used towards the MSc Professional Development (Leadership in Health and Social Care). Professional recognition Mapping of the learning outcomes of this course against the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) and the Leadership Qualities Framework (LQF) is currently underway Entry requirements Applicants should hold one or more of the following: a degree or equivalent; a relevant professional qualification deemed to be of an appropriate standard; or NVQ Level 4 in Management. All entrants should have at least three years relevant work experience. Applicants should also have successfully completed at least one Level HE7 module in a management area. [-]

Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher and Professional Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] [Online] part-time

Online Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This programme is designed for those who already have experience and current employment in teaching and learning in higher or professional education. It will help you to develop high quality teaching skills underpinned by relevant professional practice, scholarship and research skills. You will develop a critical, reflective and scholarly approach to teaching and supporting student learning... [+]

Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher and Professional Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] [Online] part-time This programme is designed for those who already have experience and current employment in teaching and learning in higher or professional education. It will help you to develop high quality teaching skills underpinned by relevant professional practice, scholarship and research skills. You will develop a critical, reflective and scholarly approach to teaching and supporting student learning. Special features The programme is informed by the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (UKPSF) and may lead to professional recognition for certain course members. What you will study You will study one module: Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education By studying this module you will learn how to plan for effective and inclusive teaching and learning environments. You will study the theories, principles and application of teaching and learning strategies and explore action learning, enquiry and work-based learning, technology-enabled and reflective learning. Additionally you will develop your knowledge of assessment, both of learning and for learning, with particular reference to the principles of validity, reliability, transparency, and professional accountability. You will also learn about providing feedback to learners and evaluating the effectiveness of teaching. Learning and Assessment You will study in workshops and action learning groups as well as undertaking some online study and communication. Assessment consists of a presentation on your findings from action learning to your peers, a profile of evidence produced from work based learning activities and critical reflection on the application of professional standards and teaching, learning and assessment theory. Entry requirements You should demonstrate the following: that you have a significant role in teaching and/or facilitating learning; that you have access to a mentor for support, review and verification of evidence from practice; and that you are ready to undertake study at Masters Level (HE7) (for example, you will normally have successfully completed a first degree). External applicants must also have the written support of their employing organisation. Internal applicants must also have the written support of their Head of Department or Academic Subject Group Leader. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher and Professional Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This programme is designed for those who already have experience and current employment in teaching and learning in higher or professional education. It will help you to develop high quality teaching skills underpinned by relevant professional practice, scholarship and research skills. You will develop a critical, reflective and scholarly approach to teaching and supporting student learning... [+]

Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher and Professional Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This programme is designed for those who already have experience and current employment in teaching and learning in higher or professional education. It will help you to develop high quality teaching skills underpinned by relevant professional practice, scholarship and research skills. You will develop a critical, reflective and scholarly approach to teaching and supporting student learning. Special features The programme is informed by the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (UKPSF) and may lead to professional recognition for certain course members. What you will study You will study one module: Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education By studying this module you will learn how to plan for effective and inclusive teaching and learning environments. You will study the theories, principles and application of teaching and learning strategies and explore action learning, enquiry and work-based learning, technology-enabled and reflective learning. Additionally you will develop your knowledge of assessment, both of learning and for learning, with particular reference to the principles of validity, reliability, transparency, and professional accountability. You will also learn about providing feedback to learners and evaluating the effectiveness of teaching. Learning and Assessment You will study in workshops and action learning groups as well as undertaking some online study and communication. Assessment consists of a presentation on your findings from action learning to your peers, a profile of evidence produced from work based learning activities and critical reflection on the application of professional standards and teaching, learning and assessment theory. Entry requirements You should demonstrate the following: that you have a significant role in teaching and/or facilitating learning; that you have access to a mentor for support, review and verification of evidence from practice; and that you are ready to undertake study at Masters Level (HE7) (for example, you will normally have successfully completed a first degree). External applicants must also have the written support of their employing organisation. Internal applicants must also have the written support of their Head of Department or Academic Subject Group Leader. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

The Right to Communicate - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course is focused on the right to communicate as a basic human right and the means by which other rights are realised. All people communicate, however, the value ascribed to different forms of communication makes communication meaningful between different participants. The government initiative ‘Skills for Life’ works from a set of assumptions about literacy skills and often presents such teaching and learning strategies as... [+]

The Right to Communicate - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This course is focused on the right to communicate as a basic human right and the means by which other rights are realised. All people communicate, however, the value ascribed to different forms of communication makes communication meaningful between different participants. The government initiative ‘Skills for Life’ works from a set of assumptions about literacy skills and often presents such teaching and learning strategies as non-problematic and locates the deficit within the individual learners. This course seeks to identify and analyse the problematic nature of the context of communications. It reinforces the need to place equal value on different means of communication. Where there is no meaningful communication educators have a greater obligation to work with individuals to create communication opportunities from which they can access the world around them. During this course you will develop an understanding of the description and analysis of the social and medical model of disability; analyse different means of communication for people with motor disorders and other impairments, in particular people who do not use the spoken word; and analyse the significance of communication in accessing to the wider world. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of credit for 20 credits at Level HE7. In addition, you may use these credits towards one of the Masters in Education degrees offered by the University of Bolton. The inclusive context in which this course is delivered seeks to reflect the wider issues within the different sectors of education where the continuing struggle for inclusive education is a daily reality. This is where individuals continue to be denied their right to contribute to the ordinary educational systems and reject the notion of ‘special’. This course provides: a close examination of the structures and the legislation that influence the access, or otherwise, to educational services for people who experience difficulties having their communication valued; an evaluation of assessment methods used to make judgments on the individual where there is little or no evidence that meaningful communication has taken place with the individual concerned; an appreciation of the approach to facilitated communication and training, a method used with people who do not use speech and have other impairments and may be labeled as autistic. This module is part of a suite of professional development courses offered by the University of Bolton covering contemporary issues and developments in education. The modules are designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge as you progress in your career and take on additional levels of responsibility. To gain a Masters in Education award you need 180 credits; 120 credits from undertaking advanced professional development courses or other selected modules and 60 credits from completing a dissertation. There has to be a balance between what are called option and core modules but this is straightforward and the Programme Leader can advise. The courses can be taken over a number of years, to fit in with your career and work/life balance. Most part-time students gain their Masters qualification in 2 to 3 years, but you can take up to 5 years if you wish. You will have access to 24/7 IT facilities and campus-wide WiFi, as well as one-to-one support from professional and highly experienced tutors. Entry requirements This course is open to anyone interested in the rights of people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. [-]

The Struggle for Inclusive Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7]

Campus Full time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course provides an opportunity to explore your understanding of ‘inclusion’ and ‘exclusion’ in general, and in particular your understanding of the philosophy and practice of inclusive education. You will be able to apply your understanding of inclusive education within a variety of educational contexts. Central to this course is the understanding and critical analysis of the underpinning models of inclusion and exclusion. You will be... [+]

The Struggle for Inclusive Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] This course provides an opportunity to explore your understanding of ‘inclusion’ and ‘exclusion’ in general, and in particular your understanding of the philosophy and practice of inclusive education. You will be able to apply your understanding of inclusive education within a variety of educational contexts. Central to this course is the understanding and critical analysis of the underpinning models of inclusion and exclusion. You will be expected to demonstrate such understanding and analysis within your assignment. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of credit for 20 credits at Level HE7. In addition, you may use these credits towards one of the Masters in Education degrees offered by the University of Bolton. You will be introduced to the underpinning theoretical models of inclusion and the associated legislation. Through discussion and readings, examples will be given to inform the debate. In addition, a human rights approach to inclusive education will be adopted and applied to each of the learning environments considered. You will decide on your particular focus in discussions with the module tutor and demonstrate evidence of a literature search and examination of other sources of information. You will be provided with historical accounts related to the exclusion of disabled people within a variety of different settings and comparisons will be made with other ‘excluded’ groups. This module is part of a suite of professional development courses offered by the University of Bolton covering contemporary issues and developments in education. The modules are designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge as you progress in your career and take on additional levels of responsibility. To gain a Masters in Education award you need 180 credits; 120 credits from undertaking advanced professional development courses or other selected modules and 60 credits from completing a dissertation. There has to be a balance between what are called option and core modules but this is straightforward and the Programme Leader can advise. The courses can be taken over a number of years, to fit in with your career and work/life balance. Most part-time students gain their Masters qualification in 2 to 3 years, but you can take up to 5 years if you wish. You will have access to 24/7 IT facilities and campus-wide WiFi, as well as one-to-one support from professional and highly experienced tutors. Entry requirements This course is open to anyone with an interest in examining how institutions can respond to meeting widely varying developmental learning needs especially in relation to learning difficulty and/or disabilities. [-]

Transformative Education in an Inclusive Context - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course offers you the opportunity to research, analyse, and understand the approach of a specific educator identified within the course. You will examine the philosophy and ideology underpinning the educator’s practice and link this with their implementation of specific practices. You will also include a rationale of how their particular approach influences or enhances the process of inclusion... [+]

Transformative Education in an Inclusive Context - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This course offers you the opportunity to research, analyse, and understand the approach of a specific educator identified within the course. You will examine the philosophy and ideology underpinning the educator’s practice and link this with their implementation of specific practices. You will also include a rationale of how their particular approach influences or enhances the process of inclusion. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of credit for 20 credits at Level HE7. In addition, you may use these credits towards one of the Masters in Education degrees offered by the University of Bolton. You will be introduced to the ideas and writings of a number of ‘transformative’ educators during the course. Readings and videos will be made available and used within the sessions to provide an overview of the ideas and practice of each educator. These sessions will help you to identify a particular educator that you might wish to research in more detail because of your interest or a particular application in your own field of work. You will have opportunities to discuss this with the tutor and to identify which educator you wish to study. You will then proceed with a literature search and prepare an outline of your proposed assignment. This module is part of a suite of professional development courses offered by the University of Bolton covering contemporary issues and developments in education. The modules are designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge as you progress in your career and take on additional levels of responsibility. To gain a Masters in Education award you need 180 credits; 120 credits from undertaking advanced professional development courses or other selected modules and 60 credits from completing a dissertation. There has to be a balance between what are called option and core modules but this is straightforward and the Programme Leader can advise. The courses can be taken over a number of years, to fit in with your career and work/life balance. Most part-time students gain their Masters qualification in 2 to 3 years, but you can take up to 5 years if you wish. You will have access to 24/7 IT facilities and campus-wide WiFi, as well as one-to-one support from professional and highly experienced tutors. Entry requirements This course is open to anyone with an interest in humanistic education and equal opportunities. [-]

Diploma

Access to HE Diploma (Social Sciences) full-time

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The Access to HE Diploma provides preparation for higher education and is particularly helpful if you have been out of education for some time. The course is a programme of study that enables you to apply for an undergraduate degree programme at this University and elsewhere. It will support your professional development if you are already working in the social sector or are looking to begin a career in a social environment... [+]

Access to HE Diploma (Social Sciences) full-time The Access to HE Diploma provides preparation for higher education and is particularly helpful if you have been out of education for some time. The course is a programme of study that enables you to apply for an undergraduate degree programme at this University and elsewhere. It will support your professional development if you are already working in the social sector or are looking to begin a career in a social environment. You will be given support in developing transferable skills which will enhance learning at degree level and you will also be given a basic introduction to specific curriculum areas within the field of social sciences. About the course This very intensive programme will ensure that you are fully prepared for entry into higher education, usually on a social sciences-related course. You will study through a mix of lectures, seminars and tutorials and will undertake a range of assessments modelled on those that you will encounter later in undergraduate courses. Teaching staff are professionals who have worked in the social sector and offer extensive knowledge and experience in the field, in addition to expert tuition at this level. Special features Teaching staff are friendly and committed to providing support for students from a wide variety of backgrounds. On successful completion of the course, you will receive the nationally recognised Access to HE Diploma from Open Awards and you will be considered for a place on a relevant higher education course at the University of Bolton if you achieve the required grades profile. You will study in a University environment with students of all ages. What you will learn You will be introduced to a broad range of psychological subjects such as child development, abnormal behaviour, group behaviour and biopsychology, as well as aspects of career development. Case studies are widely used as a teaching and learning tool. You will also develop other key transferable skills which will support you in your studies and your future career. These will include presentations, academic writing, working and critical thinking. What you will study You will study three modules as follows: Psychology – introducing you to the foundations of the study of psychology. Sociology – introducing you to the foundations of the study of sociology. Developmental – introducing you to the world of academic study. Entry requirements Entry is by application and interview. Applicants should have completed their compulsory education at least two years or more before the course start date, and should not be direct entrants from year 13/14 education. Applicants will normally have GCSEs at grade C or above in both English and mathematics. Special consideration may be given to applicants without formal qualifications who have relevant work/life experience or have relevant qualifications from overseas. The main attributes required are enthusiasm and ‘staying power’. [-]

Computer Networks & Security - HND

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

HND Computer Networks & Security is a technical and practical course that focuses on the design, configuration, management and support of all types of computer networks. Intrinsic to the professional operation of computer networks is the need to operate securely to ensure data is maintained at all times against all possible sources of disruption such as operator error, equipment malfunction, hacking, organised crime or interference by foreign... [+]

Computer Networks & Security - HND HND Computer Networks & Security is a technical and practical course that focuses on the design, configuration, management and support of all types of computer networks. Intrinsic to the professional operation of computer networks is the need to operate securely to ensure data is maintained at all times against all possible sources of disruption such as operator error, equipment malfunction, hacking, organised crime or interference by foreign governments. By studying this course you will develop valuable hands-on experience with a range of industry-standard hardware and software, helping you build applied skills and understanding for working in this sector. Areas of study include network architecture and management, network design and integration, routing, computer security, network operating systems, programming, wide area networks and wireless networks and security. A substantial project, undertaken individually in the final year of the course, allows you to specialise in a chosen area of interest. The report produced at the end will demonstrate your competence in this area and should prove very helpful in job interviews. The qualification is particularly attractive to employers as the content of the curriculum is specifically designed for communications and networks practitioners and it includes the Cisco CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) programme. This is an industry standard certificate developed by major communications supplier, Cisco, whose learning academy and qualifications are recognised globally. About the course The course is taught through lectures, practical laboratory sessions and tutorials. You will find the practical sessions invaluable in consolidating your learning. Assessment is through a combination of exams and coursework. Each module on the course may have a slightly different approach depending on the expected learning outcomes; for example, some modules may use coursework only as a means of assessment where others may use a mix of coursework and exams. Teaching staff are all very experienced professionals who have developed the technical content to such an extent that it can be delivered through lectures and practical sessions that best suit your requirements. Special features In the first and second year of study, students will register with the Cisco Networking Academy to enrol for Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) study programme. A Cisco certificate is awarded after successfully completing each of the four parts. Having completed the CCNA study programme, students can choose to sit the Cisco CCNA examination at an external testing centre. A separate charge is payable to CISCO for the external exam. There is plenty of informal interaction with the lecturers and questions are easily be addressed and answered. Guest speakers provide relevant, up-to-date input from practitioners in the industry. The course is supported by dedicated network laboratories which are firewalled to allow students to experiment and evaluate attack tools without worrying about disrupting the wider university network. Many of the computing facilities can be accessed across the internet from home, allowing students to work on their assignments whenever and wherever they choose. Successful students obtaining good grades can apply to access the final year study of the BSc (Hons) course. What you will learn Level 1 of the course is common between all programmes in the Computing group. You will receive a broad introduction to various computing technologies and benefit from flexible progression on to level 2. This flexibility allows students the possibility of transferring to one of the other BSc (Hons) programmes in the Computing group at the end of level 1. At level 2 you will study communications, wireless networking, mobile communications, voice/data integration and network architectures. What you will study Level 1 Core Skills; Website Production; Information Systems and Databases; Introduction to Programming; Computer Platforms; Networking Fundamentals (including CCNA1). Level 2 Project; Unix; Wireless Networks and Security; Routing Fundamentals (including CCNA2); Network Architecture (including CCNA3); Wide Area Networks (including CCNA4). Entry requirements 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including mathematics and English. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). Students with non-traditional qualifications and/or technical computing background may be accepted onto the course after a successful interview. [-]

Computing & Website Development - HND

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course focuses on the techniques for developing scalable commercial websites, including those built on database technologies using appropriate scripting and programming languages. It is a practical course allowing students to build up a portfolio demonstrating competence in developing content for a number of different target devices... [+]

Computing & Website Development - HND This course focuses on the techniques for developing scalable commercial websites, including those built on database technologies using appropriate scripting and programming languages. It is a practical course allowing students to build up a portfolio demonstrating competence in developing content for a number of different target devices. About the course The HND Computing & Website Development is an unusual combination of a computing course and a web development course. The course concentrates on the development of skills in the following scripting and programming languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, Java, C#, SQL, XML. These languages are used to develop commercial websites that interact with ‘back-end’ data stores such as databases and XML based files. On completing the course, students have a wide choice of career opportunities as they can either apply for a specialist's position as a web developer or a more general position in computer programming. You will also have the option of taking your studies to degree level by enrolling for the final year of the BSc (Hons) Computing & Website Development. Special features The classes are small so there is plenty of informal interaction with the lecturers and questions easily be addressed and answered. Guest speakers provide relevant, up-to-date input from practitioners in the industry. The course is supported by dedicated IT suites. Many of the computing facilities can be accessed across the internet from home, allowing students to work on their assignments whenever and wherever they choose. What you will learn The first year includes three modules that are specific to website development: Website Production, Information Systems & Databases and Introduction to Programming. These modules are supported by modules which introduce background computing technologies: Computer Platforms, and Networking Fundamentals In the second year the modules focus more on the various needs of industry such as the development of content for mobile platforms and the development of skills in several website development languages. The content of the modules has been designed after consultation with industry and employers to ensure that the areas of study are significant and relevant to their requirements. What you will study Year 1 Core Skills, Website Production, Information Systems & Databases, Introduction to Programming, Computer Platforms, Networking Fundamentals. Year 2 Project, Web Programming, Database Theory & Practice, Unix, Mobile Applications Design, Internet Applications & Server Systems. Entry requirements 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. All applicants should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including mathematics and English. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). Suitable for mature students who have not been engaged in academic programmes of study for some years. Some students may, on entering the programme, be already actively employed in the computing and web development industry and may be seeking to enhance their career prospects through an academic award. [-]

Computing - HND

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This well-established course attracts students who are already in employment and wish to supplement their qualifications. The course maintains active links with businesses and former students who are now working in the industry to establish opportunities for work placements for University of Bolton students... [+]

Computing - HND This well-established course attracts students who are already in employment and wish to supplement their qualifications. The course maintains active links with businesses and former students who are now working in the industry to establish opportunities for work placements for University of Bolton students. About the course The HND Computing programme aims to provide a broad education in computing and business information systems. It is the central course in the computing group of HNDs incorporating options from both HND Computing & Website Development and HND Computer Networks & Security. It is therefore the most flexible choice of all the computing HNDs available to study at Bolton. This course focuses on information systems, visual programming, systems analysis, database design, data structures, relational databases, networks and programming for the internet. Teamwork, communication and project management skills, which are very important in the workplace, are developed throughout the course. Students completing the HND Computing have the widest range of career opportunities. The main themes explored and developed across all three years of the course are: systems analysis, database design, programming, website development, communications skills, group work and project work. Special features The classes are small so there is plenty of informal interaction with the lecturers and questions easily be addressed and answered. Guest speakers provide relevant, up-to-date input from practitioners in the industry. The course is supported by dedicated network laboratories which are firewalled to allow students to experiment and evaluate attack tools without worrying about disrupting the wider university network. Many of the computing facilities can be accessed across the internet from home, allowing students to work on their assignments whenever and wherever they choose. What you will learn Although the first year is common to other computing courses, it includes three modules that are specific to Computing: Introduction to Programming, Information Systems & Databases and Computer Platforms. These modules are supported by modules which introduce associated technologies: Website Production, and Networking Fundamentals. In the second year students develop skills and knowledge in programming, databases, systems analysis and web development. The content of the modules has been designed after consultation with industry and employers to ensure that the areas of study are significant and relevant to their requirements. What you will study Year 1 Core Skills, Website Production, Information Systems & Databases, Introduction to Programming, Computer Platforms, Networking Fundamentals. Year 2 Project, Web Programming, Database Theory & Practice, Systems Analysis, Object Oriented Methods, Data Structures & Algorithms. Entry requirements 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English and mathematics. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). The HND Computing is suitable for mature students who have not been engaged in academic programmes of study for some years. [-]

Games Design - HND

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The programme covers games analysis and games design, platforms and technologies, content production, testing, usability and playability, sales and marketing, and games production. It provides a broad study of games, with an emphasis on innovation, design and creativity rather than the programming and technical aspects. The focus is team-based projects, with regular critique sessions with your peers and members of the games team. You will be... [+]

Games Design - HND The University of Bolton was one of the first in the country to offer games-based courses and our experience covers games programming, games design and games art. We have over 11 years experience in the delivery of dedicated games courses. We have a large number of staff who are passionate about games and dedicated to teaching the subject. Our team includes a balance of academic and industrial experience. Members of the team have worked in AAA studios, have run their own studios, have authored books and are conducting international-facing research. About the course The programme covers games analysis and games design, platforms and technologies, content production, testing, usability and playability, sales and marketing, and games production. It provides a broad study of games, with an emphasis on innovation, design and creativity rather than the programming and technical aspects. The focus is team-based projects, with regular critique sessions with your peers and members of the games team. You will be taught by enthusiastic staff who actually play games! In addition, our staff include industry experts who know exactly what is required for a career in games design. Our facilities include dedicated games labs including quad processor PCs installed with current games development environments, state-of-the-art 3D graphics cards, XBOX 360s and Playstation 3s ensuring you have access to the tools you need to create a high quality portfolio of work ready to impress potential employers. If you do not meet the entry requirements to start on our BSc (Hons) degree, the HND offers you the opportunity to begin your university studies. On successful completion of the HND you may be invited to top-up to the BSc (Hons) Games Design by an additional 12 months of study, if places are available. In this case you would normally complete your degree by studying for a total of 3 years. Our games design course complements our other games programmes and you will benefit from working alongside our more technical and artistic students. Special features You will be taught by enthusiastic staff who actually play games! In addition, our teaching staff include industry experts who know exactly what is required for a career in games design. You will benefit greatly from our intensely practical approach to games design. Each week you will develop your abilities in a whole range of techniques. The critique sessions will help you to develop your ideas and your ability to implement them. This will support you in your development of a high quality portfolio of work. The games team have an extensive network of contacts in the games industry. We arrange opportunities for our students to visit development companies, as well as invite industrial experts to give guest lectures on aspects of games development and job opportunities within the industry. We collaborate with games development companies on games testing, and we will will offer you the opportunity to test these upcoming games before they go to market. In some cases, you may even get your name mentioned in the game credits. You will work in well-equipped labs, including modern and vintage consoles. What you will learn When we were developing the games design course, we spent a long time discussing the content with our extensive industry contacts. The key things our contacts asked us to concentrate on were the creation of a portfolio and the ability to clearly communicate. This course will develop your ability to clearly articulate an idea from concept through production and on to the final product. We offer practical experience with the tools game designers use in the industry as well as exposing you to games design practices. We will support you as you work individually to create your portfolio and the project elements of the course will help you develop those all important team-working and communication skills. We strongly encourage our students to practice their skills outside of the course in order to enhance their personal portfolios and impress potential employers. What you will study Level 1 Introduction to Level Design, Mechanics and Metrics; Sound for Games; Introduction to Games Programming; Scholarship; Introduction to 3D CG. Level 2 Intermediate Games Scripting ; Advanced Level Design; Intermediate 3D for Games; Portfolio Project; Games Narratives; Employability and Enterprise. Top-up to BSc (Hons) Games Design Level 3 modules include: Advanced 3D for Games; Advanced Games Scripting; Research Methods; Game Design Theory; Major Project (double module). Entry requirements 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English and mathematics. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English (Literacy & ESOL) CPD part-time

Campus Part time 24 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The Level 5 Diploma in Literacy and ESOL pathway is for existing skills for life Literacy and ESOL specialists who need to gain the diploma as part of national requirements. Qualified teachers who are new to the Skills for Life sector may also be considered, dependent on qualifications, experience and confirmed teaching hours in the relevant subject specialism... [+]

Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English (Literacy & ESOL) CPD part-time The Level 5 Diploma in Literacy and ESOL pathway is for existing skills for life Literacy and ESOL specialists who need to gain the diploma as part of national requirements. Qualified teachers who are new to the Skills for Life sector may also be considered, dependent on qualifications, experience and confirmed teaching hours in the relevant subject specialism. The course has a strong emphasis on the integration of theory and practice of teaching Literacy and ESOL. During the programme, you will enhance your knowledge of adult literacy, develop your application of teaching methods and strategies, increase your understanding of learners’ aspirations and attainments, and extend your professional competencies. Special features The course sessions will feature specialist guest speakers and experienced teachers from the Skills for Life and Functional Skills sector. What you will learn You will extend your specialist knowledge of Literacy and ESOL teaching skills, building a greater understanding of the Lifelong Learning Sector and the specialist needs of Literacy and ESOL learners. Through the specialist modules you will enhance your knowledge of inclusive teaching strategies and methods, and the use of Literacy and ICT resources. The courses are delivered using a blended learning approach: this is, a variety of methods such as lectures, on-line activities, seminars, group/individual tutorials, presentations and practical activities are used. There are opportunities for a fully online delivery too. Learning and teaching will be achieved through a combination of face-to-face and electronic based resources and communications. Individual support will be given in tutorials. Teaching practice is assessed by four teaching observations and a portfolio of evidence. What you will study You will study three specialist Literacy and ESOL modules: - Literacy and ESOL and the Learners (20 credits at HE5), assessed by a 3500 word report. - Literacy and ESOL Learning and Teaching (20 credits at HE5) assessed by a written assignment and practical skills team teach assessment of 30 minutes. - Literacy and ESOL Theories and Frameworks in Practice (20 credits at Level HE5), assessed a portfolio of lessons plans with accompanying reports of 2500 words and a practical skills assessment presentation of 15minutes. You will also be required to gain 75 hours Literacy and ESOL teaching practice during the course. Entry requirements Applicants should have: a full stage three teaching qualification; proven access to 75 hours' specialist teaching practice in a recognised institution; and evidence of level 3 personal and process skills in English. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Additional Needs CPD

Campus Full time 24 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway is for qualified teachers who would like to gain a specialist qualification in teaching learners with special needs. Applicants to this specialised sector will be considered, dependent on qualifications, experience and confirmed teaching hours in the relevant subject specialism... [+]

Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Additional Needs CPD The Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway is for qualified teachers who would like to gain a specialist qualification in teaching learners with special needs. Applicants to this specialised sector will be considered, dependent on qualifications, experience and confirmed teaching hours in the relevant subject specialism. The course has a strong emphasis on the integration of theory and practice of teaching learners with specialised needs. During the programme, you will enhance your knowledge of teaching adult learners, develop your application of teaching methods and strategies, increase your understanding of learners’ aspirations and attainments, and extend your professional competencies. Special features The course sessions will feature specialist guest speakers and experienced teachers from the Skills for Life and Functional Skills sector What you will learn You will extend your specialist skills and knowledge of teaching learners with additional needs, building a greater understanding of the Lifelong Learning Sector and the specialist needs of disabled learners. Through the specialist modules you will enhance your knowledge of inclusive teaching strategies and methods, and use of specialised ICT resources and equipment. Teaching practice is assessed by four teaching observations and a portfolio of evidence. What you will study You will study three specialist modules: - Theories and Frameworks for Teaching learners with Additional Needs (15 credits at HE5) which will be assessed by a 10 minute presentation, a 1,000 word report and supporting documentation of relevant policies and procedures. - Inclusive Learning and Teaching (15 credits at HE5) assessed by a written assignment and 3,000 word report plus supporting documentation. - Action Learning for Teaching in a Specialist Area (15 credits at Level HE5), assessed by a written assignment and 3,000 word report and supporting documentation. The courses are delivered using a blended learning approach: this is, a variety of methods such as lectures, on-line activities, seminars, group/individual tutorials, presentations and practical activities are used. There are opportunities for a fully online delivery too. Learning and teaching will be achieved through a combination of face-to-face and electronic based resources and communications. Individual support will be given in tutorials. Entry requirements Applicants should have: a full stage three teaching qualification; proven access to 50 hours' specialist teaching practice in a recognised institution; and evidence of level 2 personal and process skills in Literacy and Numeracy If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Mathematics (Numeracy) CPD part-time

Campus Part time 24 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The Level 5 Diploma in Numeracy pathway is for existing skills for life Numeracy specialists who need to gain the diploma as part of national requirements. Qualified teachers who are new to the Skills for Life sector may also be considered, dependent on qualifications, experience and confirmed teaching hours in the relevant subject specialism... [+]

Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Mathematics (Numeracy) CPD part-time The Level 5 Diploma in Numeracy pathway is for existing skills for life Numeracy specialists who need to gain the diploma as part of national requirements. Qualified teachers who are new to the Skills for Life sector may also be considered, dependent on qualifications, experience and confirmed teaching hours in the relevant subject specialism. The course has a strong emphasis on the integration of theory and practice of teaching Numeracy. During the programme, you will enhance your knowledge of adult numeracy, develop your application of teaching methods and strategies, increase your understanding of learners’ aspirations and attainments, and extend your professional competencies. Skills gained on this course will enhance professional practice in the following areas: lessons planning skills, creative and innovative methods and approaches and the use of new emerging technology in the Numeracy classroom. This course will help you to progress in your teaching career by providing you with a specialist Numeracy qualification, developing your skills and knowledge to a professional level. Special features The course sessions will feature specialist guest speakers and experienced teachers from the Skills for Life and Functional Skills sector. What you will learn You will extend your specialist knowledge of Numeracy teaching skills, building a greater understanding of the Lifelong Learning Sector and the specialist needs of Numeracy learners. Through the specialist modules you will enhance your knowledge of inclusive teaching strategies and methods, and the use of Numeracy and ICT resources. The courses are delivered using a blended learning approach: this is, a variety of methods such as lectures, on-line activities, seminars, group/individual tutorials, presentations and practical activities are used. There are opportunities for a fully online delivery too. Learning and teaching will be achieved through a combination of face-to-face and electronic based resources and communications. Individual support will be given in tutorials. Teaching practice is assessed by four teaching observations and a portfolio of evidence. What you will study You will study three specialist Numeracy modules: - Numeracy and the Learner (15 credits at HE5) which will be assessed by reports totalling 2500 words. - Numeracy Learning and Teaching (15 credits at HE5) assessed by reports totalling 3000 words. - Improving Numeracy Knowledge, Understanding and Practice (15 credits at Level HE5), assessed by a portfolio which contains: reflections on group participation to prepare and present a short teaching session on a Level 3 mathematics topic; understanding of mathematical concepts and how you use this to inform your practice; and your understanding of theories of learning and their relationship to effective practice. Entry requirements Applicants should have: a full stage three teaching qualification; proven access to 50 hours' specialist teaching practice in a recognised institution; and evidence of level 3 personal and process skills in mathematics. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Special & Visual Effects for Film & Television - HND

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

Our special and visual effects courses have been designed to meet the needs of this rapidly growing industry. Covering a wide range of areas from computer generated imagery (CGI) to effects model making and pyrotechnics, these courses have a large practical element, with students working in multi-year teams on real effects projects. This programme is for students who wish to combine design creativity, physical model making skills and cutting... [+]

Special & Visual Effects for Film & Television - HND Our special and visual effects courses have been designed to meet the needs of this rapidly growing industry. Covering a wide range of areas from computer generated imagery (CGI) to effects model making and pyrotechnics, these courses have a large practical element, with students working in multi-year teams on real effects projects. About the course This programme is for students who wish to combine design creativity, physical model making skills and cutting edge 2 and 3D computer modelling and prototyping in the creation of a variety of effects for film, television and theatre. It offers a wide spectrum of opportunities in model design work, ranging from the highly accurate engineering approach of the product modeller, to the imaginative and inventive solutions of special effects designers/animators in advertising, film and TV. Special & Visual Effects courses at the University of Bolton have been designed for students as a pathway of visual self-discovery. Through key developments in knowledge, research, professional tutelage and self-development students are offered choice and diversity in a supportive, market-aware environment. The programmes provide a broad range of learning and teaching opportunities in special and visual effects practice including conceptual, technical, production and commercial areas. The courses, whilst specialising in their respective fields of physical effects (the BDes route) and computer generated effects (the BSc route), share common modules and have been designed to offer students an exposure to both areas of effects work. This combination and the experience developed through interdisciplinary projects provide an opportunity for students to design and implement the best overall effects solution. Industry feedback shows that there is crossover between the areas on large scale projects and the best method of delivering a shot will often combine aspects of CG and physical effects. The culmination of the programmes is a body of work suited to individual portfolio/showreel development to a level required for potential employment, with the work being based on individually researched concepts and theories. The specialist modules at later levels combined with individual projects enable students to develop their skills to the level where they are ready to successfully apply to junior roles in the special and visual effects industries. Special features The programme utilises its strong industry links to great effect by bringing in guest speakers from industry, demonstrations of materials and processes from relevant companies, visits to trade events and the opportunity to be involved with graduate recruitment events. Visits from past graduates, now working with industry, are encouraged as is contribution and interaction with industry through our online learning environment – the FX hub. There is also the opportunity to attend European conferences and trade events. What you will learn The programme is made up of modules covering various aspects of designing and making models/sets and the use of digital compositing, animation and CG to create special and visual effects to be used in scenes within film, TV and commercials. Most of the coursework is project-based, and structured to simulate professional situations as much as possible. Starting with more directed, skills-based work, the student progresses to have increasing control over their own studies, ultimately proposing creative work which reflects their own strengths and interests. As well as developing visual ideas and practical skills, special and visual effects artists have to be able to communicate verbally, and to be able to analyse and synthesise ideas in words. They have to be able to take an idea from a brief or script scene and analyse the most efficient way to execute the process in turning this vision into reality whether using live action practical effects or digital visual effects. Consequently, the programme includes an element of research, discussion, verbal presentation and written work. What you will study The following listing outlines modules that are delivered on the programme: Scholarship 3D Physical Processes Introduction to Visual Effects Introduction to FX Modelmaking Introduction to 3D CG Introduction to CGI for Film and TV Employability and Entrepreneurial Skills Advanced 3D Physical Processes (for BDes top up) CG for Film and TV (for BSc top up) Multi Year Group FX Project Portfolio Project Visual Effects and Colour Correction Independent Production Project Entry requirements 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English and mathematics. You will be invited to attend an interview at which you will need to present a portfolio of your recent image-related or project-based work such as photography, sculpts, prosthetics, computer generated imagery, animation, sketch work or computer-enhanced images. Furthermore, applicants holding technically strong portfolios in areas such as games design and the more technical areas of working with computers will be considered. The quality of the portfolio/interview is the primary basis on which applicants are selected; therefore special consideration will be given to applicants without the above qualifications who have a strong portfolio. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Graduate Certificate

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ [PGCE 14+] [Bolton College]

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The University of Bolton Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning... [+]

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ [PGCE 14+] [Bolton College] The University of Bolton Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach. For teaching in a vocational and/or academic curriculum area you will choose the Generic pathway. For teaching ESOL/literacy or numeracy you will choose the Skills for Life pathway. For teaching learners with additional needs you will choose the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway. You should select your specialist area at the time of your application. The PGCE 14+ programmes meet the requirement of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET). You may study the Generic pathway at either the University of Bolton or at a partner college. If you wish to study at a partner college, you will need to contact the college directly for timetable information. Please note: the Skills for Life pathways are only available for study at the University of Bolton; Bury College offers (ESOL/Literacy specialism route). The Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway is only available at the University of Bolton. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement equivalent to two days a week. This may involve daytime or evening teaching or both. The university or partner college at which you are studying may find your placement for you or it may be possible for you to organise your own placement. If you organise your own placement this must be agreed in advance with your tutor who will need to confirm that the placement is suitable. Special features The University of Bolton is at the centre of an extensive and well-established partnership of providers of post-14 education and training. What you will learn The course will equip you to be an effective teacher in the classroom, as well as providing you with the skills and knowledge to work in the FE and Skills sector of education. Teaching placements are arranged for you in situations which meet the requirements for becoming a qualified teacher in the FE and Skills sector. What you will study The syllabus you follow will depend on the pathway and specialism you choose. If you wish to teach a curriculum or vocational subject in which you are already qualified, for instance art and design, business and legal studies, health and childhood studies, humanities, language and communications, maths and science or technology, you should apply for the Generic pathway. Alternatively, if you are looking to teach in the Skills for Life sector you have a choice of English (Literacy/ESOL) or Mathematics (Numeracy). If you specifically wish to teach learners with additional needs you should apply for the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN) pathway. Entry requirements Generic pathway – The entry requirements for this qualification will depend on the area in which you wish to teach. You must have the highest vocational qualification relevant to the subject area you wish to teach. For some subject areas this means a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level 3 whilst for others it may be an NVQ level 4 or a Higher National Diploma (HND). You should hold one of the following qualifications in a subject relevant to the proposed teaching subject: HND/HNC; CGLI advanced craft certificate; OCR advanced qualifications; NVQ level 3; technical/commercial qualifications. You will also require DBS Enhanced Disclosure clearance and a health declaration prior to enrolment on the course. If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English language qualification at the appropriate level for this course, normally IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. [-]

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ [PGCE 14+] [Economic Solution Ltd] full-time

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

The University of Bolton Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning... [+]

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ [PGCE 14+] [Economic Solution] full-time The University of Bolton Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach. For teaching in a vocational and/or academic curriculum area you will choose the Generic pathway. For teaching ESOL/literacy or numeracy you will choose the Skills for Life pathway. For teaching learners with additional needs you will choose the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway. You should select your specialist area at the time of your application. The PGCE 14+ programmes meet the requirement of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET). You may study the Generic pathway at either the University of Bolton or at a partner college. If you wish to study at a partner college, you will need to contact the college directly for timetable information. Please note: the Skills for Life pathways are only available for study at the University of Bolton; Bury College offers (ESOL/Literacy specialism route). The Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway is only available at the University of Bolton. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement equivalent to two days a week. This may involve daytime or evening teaching or both. The university or partner college at which you are studying may find your placement for you or it may be possible for you to organise your own placement. If you organise your own placement this must be agreed in advance with your tutor who will need to confirm that the placement is suitable. Special features The University of Bolton is at the centre of an extensive and well-established partnership of providers of post-14 education and training. What you will learn The course will equip you to be an effective teacher in the classroom, as well as providing you with the skills and knowledge to work in the FE and Skills sector of education. Teaching placements are arranged for you in situations which meet the requirements for becoming a qualified teacher in the FE and Skills sector. What you will study The syllabus you follow will depend on the pathway and specialism you choose. If you wish to teach a curriculum or vocational subject in which you are already qualified, for instance art and design, business and legal studies, health and childhood studies, humanities, language and communications, maths and science or technology, you should apply for the Generic pathway. Alternatively, if you are looking to teach in the Skills for Life sector you have a choice of English (Literacy/ESOL) or Mathematics (Numeracy). If you specifically wish to teach learners with additional needs you should apply for the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN) pathway. Entry requirements For the Generic pathway, the minimum entry requirement is an honours degree (or equivalent) in a subject that is relevant to the area in which you wish to teach. If the degree is not from a recognised UK higher education institution advice will be taken from the International Office on comparability. You will also require DBS Enhanced Disclosure clearance and a health declaration prior to enrolment on the course. If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English language qualification at the appropriate level for this course, normally IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. [-]

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ [PGCE 14+] [Salford City College]

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Salford

The University of Bolton Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning... [+]

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ [PGCE 14+] [Salford City College] The University of Bolton Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach. For teaching in a vocational and/or academic curriculum area you will choose the Generic pathway. For teaching ESOL/literacy or numeracy you will choose the Skills for Life pathway. For teaching learners with additional needs you will choose the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway. You should select your specialist area at the time of your application. The PGCE 14+ programmes meet the requirement of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET). You may study the Generic pathway at either the University of Bolton or at a partner college. If you wish to study at a partner college, you will need to contact the college directly for timetable information. Please note: the Skills for Life pathways are only available for study at the University of Bolton; Bury College offers (ESOL/Literacy specialism route). The Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway is only available at the University of Bolton. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement equivalent to two days a week. This may involve daytime or evening teaching or both. The university or partner college at which you are studying may find your placement for you or it may be possible for you to organise your own placement. If you organise your own placement this must be agreed in advance with your tutor who will need to confirm that the placement is suitable. Special features The University of Bolton is at the centre of an extensive and well-established partnership of providers of post-14 education and training. What you will learn The course will equip you to be an effective teacher in the classroom, as well as providing you with the skills and knowledge to work in the FE and Skills sector of education. Teaching placements are arranged for you in situations which meet the requirements for becoming a qualified teacher in the FE and Skills sector. What you will study The syllabus you follow will depend on the pathway and specialism you choose. If you wish to teach a curriculum or vocational subject in which you are already qualified, for instance art and design, business and legal studies, health and childhood studies, humanities, language and communications, maths and science or technology, you should apply for the Generic pathway. Alternatively, if you are looking to teach in the Skills for Life sector you have a choice of English (Literacy/ESOL) or Mathematics (Numeracy). If you specifically wish to teach learners with additional needs you should apply for the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN) pathway. Entry requirements Generic pathway – The entry requirements for this qualification will depend on the area in which you wish to teach. You must have the highest vocational qualification relevant to the subject area you wish to teach. For some subject areas this means a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level 3 whilst for others it may be an NVQ level 4 or a Higher National Diploma (HND). You should hold one of the following qualifications in a subject relevant to the proposed teaching subject: HND/HNC; CGLI advanced craft certificate; OCR advanced qualifications; NVQ level 3; technical/commercial qualifications. You will also require DBS Enhanced Disclosure clearance and a health declaration prior to enrolment on the course. If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English language qualification at the appropriate level for this course, normally IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. [-]

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ [PGCE 14+] [ University of Bolton ]

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The University of Bolton Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning... [+]

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ [PGCE 14+] [ University of Bolton ] The University of Bolton Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach. For teaching in a vocational and/or academic curriculum area you will choose the Generic pathway. For teaching ESOL/literacy or numeracy you will choose the Skills for Life pathway. For teaching learners with additional needs you will choose the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway. You should select your specialist area at the time of your application. The PGCE 14+ programmes meet the requirement of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET). You may study the Generic pathway at either the University of Bolton or at a partner college. If you wish to study at a partner college, you will need to contact the college directly for timetable information. Please note: the Skills for Life pathways are only available for study at the University of Bolton; Bury College offers (ESOL/Literacy specialism route). The Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway is only available at the University of Bolton. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement equivalent to two days a week. This may involve daytime or evening teaching or both. The university or partner college at which you are studying may find your placement for you or it may be possible for you to organise your own placement. If you organise your own placement this must be agreed in advance with your tutor who will need to confirm that the placement is suitable. Special features The University of Bolton is at the centre of an extensive and well-established partnership of providers of post-14 education and training. What you will learn The course will equip you to be an effective teacher in the classroom, as well as providing you with the skills and knowledge to work in the FE and Skills sector of education. Teaching placements are arranged for you in situations which meet the requirements for becoming a qualified teacher in the FE and Skills sector. What you will study The syllabus you follow will depend on the pathway and specialism you choose. If you wish to teach a curriculum or vocational subject in which you are already qualified, for instance art and design, business and legal studies, health and childhood studies, humanities, language and communications, maths and science or technology, you should apply for the Generic pathway. Alternatively, if you are looking to teach in the Skills for Life sector you have a choice of English (Literacy/ESOL) or Mathematics (Numeracy). If you specifically wish to teach learners with additional needs you should apply for the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN) pathway. Entry requirements For the Generic pathway, the minimum entry requirement is an honours degree (or equivalent) in a subject that is relevant to the area in which you wish to teach. If the degree is not from a recognised UK higher education institution advice will be taken from the International Office on comparability. You will also require DBS Enhanced Disclosure clearance and a health declaration prior to enrolment on the course. If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English language qualification at the appropriate level for this course, normally IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. [-]

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ Mathematics (Numeracy) [PGCE 14+] [ University of Bolton ]

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The University of Bolton Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning... [+]

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ Mathematics (Numeracy) [PGCE 14+] [ University of Bolton ] The University of Bolton Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach. For teaching in a vocational and/or academic curriculum area you will choose the Generic pathway. For teaching ESOL/literacy or numeracy you will choose the Skills for Life pathway. For teaching learners with additional needs you will choose the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway. You should select your specialist area at the time of your application. The PGCE 14+ programmes meet the requirement of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET). You may study the Generic pathway at either the University of Bolton or at a partner college. If you wish to study at a partner college, you will need to contact the college directly for timetable information. Please note: the Skills for Life pathways are only available for study at the University of Bolton; Bury College offers (ESOL/Literacy specialism route). The Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway is only available at the University of Bolton. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement equivalent to two days a week. This may involve daytime or evening teaching or both. The university or partner college at which you are studying may find your placement for you or it may be possible for you to organise your own placement. If you organise your own placement this must be agreed in advance with your tutor who will need to confirm that the placement is suitable. Special features The University of Bolton is at the centre of an extensive and well-established partnership of providers of post-14 education and training. What you will learn The course will equip you to be an effective teacher in the classroom, as well as providing you with the skills and knowledge to work in the FE and Skills sector of education. Teaching placements are arranged for you in situations which meet the requirements for becoming a qualified teacher in the FE and Skills sector. What you will study The syllabus you follow will depend on the pathway and specialism you choose. If you wish to teach a curriculum or vocational subject in which you are already qualified, for instance art and design, business and legal studies, health and childhood studies, humanities, language and communications, maths and science or technology, you should apply for the Generic pathway. Alternatively, if you are looking to teach in the Skills for Life sector you have a choice of English (Literacy/ESOL) or Mathematics (Numeracy). If you specifically wish to teach learners with additional needs you should apply for the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN) pathway. Entry requirements For the Skills for Life Numeracy pathway, the minimum entry requirement is an honours degree (or equivalent) in a mathematical related subject; plus a level 3 qualification (or equivalent) in numeracy (e.g. A-level or NVQ level 3). For those not holding the required numeracy qualifications the University has a pre-course task book and assessment which will enable candidates to evidence their numeracy skills at level 3. These must be successfully completed prior to the start of the course. You will also require DBS Enhanced Disclosure clearance and a health declaration prior to enrolment on the course. If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English language qualification at the appropriate level for this course, normally IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. [-]

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ Teaching Learners with Additional Needs [PGCE 14+] [ University of Bolton ]

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The University of Bolton Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning... [+]

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ Teaching Learners with Additional Needs [PGCE 14+] [ University of Bolton ] The University of Bolton Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach. For teaching in a vocational and/or academic curriculum area you will choose the Generic pathway. For teaching ESOL/literacy or numeracy you will choose the Skills for Life pathway. For teaching learners with additional needs you will choose the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway. You should select your specialist area at the time of your application. The PGCE 14+ programmes meet the requirement of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET). You may study the Generic pathway at either the University of Bolton or at a partner college. If you wish to study at a partner college, you will need to contact the college directly for timetable information. Please note: the Skills for Life pathways are only available for study at the University of Bolton; Bury College offers (ESOL/Literacy specialism route). The Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway is only available at the University of Bolton. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement equivalent to two days a week. This may involve daytime or evening teaching or both. The university or partner college at which you are studying may find your placement for you or it may be possible for you to organise your own placement. If you organise your own placement this must be agreed in advance with your tutor who will need to confirm that the placement is suitable. Special features The University of Bolton is at the centre of an extensive and well-established partnership of providers of post-14 education and training. What you will learn The course will equip you to be an effective teacher in the classroom, as well as providing you with the skills and knowledge to work in the FE and Skills sector of education. Teaching placements are arranged for you in situations which meet the requirements for becoming a qualified teacher in the FE and Skills sector. What you will study The syllabus you follow will depend on the pathway and specialism you choose. If you wish to teach a curriculum or vocational subject in which you are already qualified, for instance art and design, business and legal studies, health and childhood studies, humanities, language and communications, maths and science or technology, you should apply for the Generic pathway. Alternatively, if you are looking to teach in the Skills for Life sector you have a choice of English (Literacy/ESOL) or Mathematics (Numeracy). If you specifically wish to teach learners with additional needs you should apply for the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN) pathway. Entry requirements For the TLAN pathways, the minimum entry requirement is an honours degree (or equivalent) in a subject that is relevant to the area in which you wish to teach. If the degree is not from a recognised UK higher education institution advice will be taken from the International Office on comparability. The entry requirements for this qualification will depend on the area in which you wish to teach and on your prior qualifications and experience. You will need to have experience of working with Learners with Additional Needs. You will also require DBS Enhanced Disclosure clearance and a health declaration prior to enrolment on the course. If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English language qualification at the appropriate level for this course, normally IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. [-]

Postgraduate Certificate

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ [PGCE M 14+] [ University of Bolton ]

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The University of Bolton Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning... [+]

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ [PGCE M 14+] [ University of Bolton ] The University of Bolton Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach. For teaching in a vocational and/or academic curriculum area you will choose the Generic pathway. For teaching ESOL/literacy or numeracy you will choose the Skills for Life pathway. For teaching learners with additional needs you will choose the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway. You should select your specialist area at the time of your application. The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ programmes meet the requirement of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET). Please note: the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ programmes are only available for study at the University of Bolton. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement equivalent to two days a week. This may involve daytime or evening teaching or both. The university may find your placement for you or it may be possible for you to organise your own placement. If you organise your own placement this must be agreed in advance with your tutor who will need to confirm that the placement is suitable. About the course The PGCE M 14+ is for those with a good second class honours degree (usually 2:1 or above, or the equivalent) and who can evidence that they are able to work independently at a high level in the field of education studies. They will need to evidence that they can engage critically with some key ideas in teaching and teacher education. The PGCE M 14+ will lead to 60 credits at level 7 which can be transferred to a full masters award (180 credits including dissertation). Not all graduates will be recruited to the M level qualification. Those who register for a level 7 award and do not achieve at this level will be awarded a Level 6 Certificate if they meet the requirements for this award. Please note that the PGCE M 14+ is only delivered at the University of Bolton. Special features The University of Bolton is at the centre of an extensive and well-established partnership of providers of post-14 education and training. What you will learn The course will equip you to be an effective teacher in the classroom, as well as providing you with the skills and knowledge to work in the FE and Skills sector of education. Teaching placements are arranged for you in situations which meet the requirements for becoming a qualified teacher in the FE and Skills sector. What you will study The syllabus you follow will depend on the pathway and specialism you choose. If you wish to teach a curriculum or vocational subject in which you are already qualified, for instance art and design, business and legal studies, health and childhood studies, humanities, language and communications, maths and science or technology, you should apply for the Generic pathway. Alternatively, if you are looking to teach in the Skills for Life sector you have a choice of English (Literacy/ESOL) or Mathematics (Numeracy). If you specifically wish to teach learners with additional needs you should apply for the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN) pathway. Entry requirements For the Generic pathway, the minimum entry requirement is a good second class honours degree (usually 2:1 or above, or the equivalent) in a subject that is relevant to the area in which you wish to teach. You will also need to provide evidence that you are able to work independently at a high level in the field of education studies and that you can engage critically with some key ideas in teaching and teacher education. If your degree is not from a recognised UK higher education institution advice will be taken from the International Office on comparability. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). You will also require DBS Enhanced Disclosure clearance and a health declaration prior to enrolment on the course. [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ English (Literacy and ESOL) [PGCE M 14+] [ University of Bolton ]

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The University of Bolton Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning... [+]

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ English (Literacy and ESOL) [PGCE M 14+] [ University of Bolton ] The University of Bolton Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach. For teaching in a vocational and/or academic curriculum area you will choose the Generic pathway. For teaching ESOL/literacy or numeracy you will choose the Skills for Life pathway. For teaching learners with additional needs you will choose the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway. You should select your specialist area at the time of your application. The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ programmes meet the requirement of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET). Please note: the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ programmes are only available for study at the University of Bolton. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement equivalent to two days a week. This may involve daytime or evening teaching or both. The university may find your placement for you or it may be possible for you to organise your own placement. If you organise your own placement this must be agreed in advance with your tutor who will need to confirm that the placement is suitable. About the course The PGCE M 14+ is for those with a good second class honours degree (usually 2:1 or above, or the equivalent) and who can evidence that they are able to work independently at a high level in the field of education studies. They will need to evidence that they can engage critically with some key ideas in teaching and teacher education. The PGCE M 14+ will lead to 60 credits at level 7 which can be transferred to a full masters award (180 credits including dissertation). Not all graduates will be recruited to the M level qualification. Those who register for a level 7 award and do not achieve at this level will be awarded a Level 6 Certificate if they meet the requirements for this award. Please note that the PGCE M 14+ is only delivered at the University of Bolton. Special features The University of Bolton is at the centre of an extensive and well-established partnership of providers of post-14 education and training. What you will learn The course will equip you to be an effective teacher in the classroom, as well as providing you with the skills and knowledge to work in the FE and Skills sector of education. Teaching placements are arranged for you in situations which meet the requirements for becoming a qualified teacher in the FE and Skills sector. What you will study The syllabus you follow will depend on the pathway and specialism you choose. If you wish to teach a curriculum or vocational subject in which you are already qualified, for instance art and design, business and legal studies, health and childhood studies, humanities, language and communications, maths and science or technology, you should apply for the Generic pathway. Alternatively, if you are looking to teach in the Skills for Life sector you have a choice of English (Literacy/ESOL) or Mathematics (Numeracy). If you specifically wish to teach learners with additional needs you should apply for the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN) pathway. Entry requirements For the Skills for Life Literacy/ESOL pathway the minimum entry requirement is a good second class honours degree (usually 2:1 or above, or the equivalent) in a related subject; plus a level 3 qualification (or equivalent) in language (e.g. A-level or NVQ level 3). If you do not hold the required language qualifications, the University has a pre-course task book and assessment which will enable you to evidence your language skills at level 3. These must be successfully completed prior to the start of the course. You will also need to provide evidence that you are able to work independently at a high level in the field of education studies and that you can engage critically with some key ideas in teaching and teacher education. If your degree is not from a recognised UK higher education institution advice will be taken from the International Office on comparability. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). You will also require DBS Enhanced Disclosure clearance and a health declaration prior to enrolment on the course. [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ Mathematics (Numeracy) [PGCE M 14+] [ University of Bolton ]

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The University of Bolton Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning... [+]

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ Mathematics (Numeracy) [PGCE M 14+] [ University of Bolton ] The University of Bolton Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach. For teaching in a vocational and/or academic curriculum area you will choose the Generic pathway. For teaching ESOL/literacy or numeracy you will choose the Skills for Life pathway. For teaching learners with additional needs you will choose the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway. You should select your specialist area at the time of your application. The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ programmes meet the requirement of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET). Please note: the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ programmes are only available for study at the University of Bolton. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement equivalent to two days a week. This may involve daytime or evening teaching or both. The university may find your placement for you or it may be possible for you to organise your own placement. If you organise your own placement this must be agreed in advance with your tutor who will need to confirm that the placement is suitable. About the course The PGCE M 14+ is for those with a good second class honours degree (usually 2:1 or above, or the equivalent) and who can evidence that they are able to work independently at a high level in the field of education studies. They will need to evidence that they can engage critically with some key ideas in teaching and teacher education. The PGCE M 14+ will lead to 60 credits at level 7 which can be transferred to a full masters award (180 credits including dissertation). Not all graduates will be recruited to the M level qualification. Those who register for a level 7 award and do not achieve at this level will be awarded a Level 6 Certificate if they meet the requirements for this award. Please note that the PGCE M 14+ is only delivered at the University of Bolton. Special features The University of Bolton is at the centre of an extensive and well-established partnership of providers of post-14 education and training. What you will learn The course will equip you to be an effective teacher in the classroom, as well as providing you with the skills and knowledge to work in the FE and Skills sector of education. Teaching placements are arranged for you in situations which meet the requirements for becoming a qualified teacher in the FE and Skills sector. What you will study The syllabus you follow will depend on the pathway and specialism you choose. If you wish to teach a curriculum or vocational subject in which you are already qualified, for instance art and design, business and legal studies, health and childhood studies, humanities, language and communications, maths and science or technology, you should apply for the Generic pathway. Alternatively, if you are looking to teach in the Skills for Life sector you have a choice of English (Literacy/ESOL) or Mathematics (Numeracy). If you specifically wish to teach learners with additional needs you should apply for the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN) pathway. Entry requirements For the Skills for Life Numeracy pathway, the minimum entry requirement is a good second class honours degree (usually 2:1 or above, or the equivalent) in a mathematical related subject; plus a level 3 qualification (or equivalent) in numeracy (e.g. A-level or NVQ level 3). If you do not hold the required numeracy qualifications, the University has a pre-course task book and assessment which will enable you to evidence your numeracy skills at level 3. These must be successfully completed prior to the start of the course. You will also need to provide evidence that you are able to work independently at a high level in the field of education studies and that you can engage critically with some key ideas in teaching and teacher education. If your degree is not from a recognised UK higher education institution advice will be taken from the International Office on comparability. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). You will also require DBS Enhanced Disclosure clearance and a health declaration prior to enrolment on the course. [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ Teaching Learners with Additional Needs [PGCE M 14+] [ University of Bolton ]

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The University of Bolton Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning... [+]

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ Teaching Learners with Additional Needs [PGCE M 14+] [ University of Bolton ] The University of Bolton Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach. For teaching in a vocational and/or academic curriculum area you will choose the Generic pathway. For teaching ESOL/literacy or numeracy you will choose the Skills for Life pathway. For teaching learners with additional needs you will choose the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway. You should select your specialist area at the time of your application. The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ programmes meet the requirement of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET). Please note: the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ programmes are only available for study at the University of Bolton. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement equivalent to two days a week. This may involve daytime or evening teaching or both. The university may find your placement for you or it may be possible for you to organise your own placement. If you organise your own placement this must be agreed in advance with your tutor who will need to confirm that the placement is suitable. About the course The PGCE M 14+ is for those with a good second class honours degree (usually 2:1 or above, or the equivalent) and who can evidence that they are able to work independently at a high level in the field of education studies. They will need to evidence that they can engage critically with some key ideas in teaching and teacher education. The PGCE M 14+ will lead to 60 credits at level 7 which can be transferred to a full masters award (180 credits including dissertation). Not all graduates will be recruited to the M level qualification. Those who register for a level 7 award and do not achieve at this level will be awarded a Level 6 Certificate if they meet the requirements for this award. Please note that the PGCE M 14+ is only delivered at the University of Bolton. Special features The University of Bolton is at the centre of an extensive and well-established partnership of providers of post-14 education and training. What you will learn The course will equip you to be an effective teacher in the classroom, as well as providing you with the skills and knowledge to work in the FE and Skills sector of education. Teaching placements are arranged for you in situations which meet the requirements for becoming a qualified teacher in the FE and Skills sector. What you will study The syllabus you follow will depend on the pathway and specialism you choose. If you wish to teach a curriculum or vocational subject in which you are already qualified, for instance art and design, business and legal studies, health and childhood studies, humanities, language and communications, maths and science or technology, you should apply for the Generic pathway. Alternatively, if you are looking to teach in the Skills for Life sector you have a choice of English (Literacy/ESOL) or Mathematics (Numeracy). If you specifically wish to teach learners with additional needs you should apply for the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN) pathway. Entry requirements For the TLAN pathways, the minimum entry requirement is a good second class honours degree (usually 2:1 or above, or the equivalent) in a subject that is relevant to the area in which you wish to teach. You will also need to provide evidence that you are able to work independently at a high level in the field of education studies and that you can engage critically with some key ideas in teaching and teacher education. Entry requirements for this qualification will depend on the area in which you wish to teach and on your prior qualifications and experience. You will need to have experience of working with learners with additional needs. If your degree is not from a recognised UK higher education institution advice will be taken from the International Office on comparability. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). You will also require DBS Enhanced Disclosure clearance and a health declaration prior to enrolment on the course. [-]

Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education - PgCert part-time

Campus Part time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This programme is designed for those who already have experience and current employment in teaching and learning in higher or professional education. It will help you to develop high quality teaching skills underpinned by relevant professional practice, scholarship and research skills. You will develop a critical, reflective and scholarly approach to teaching and supporting student learning... [+]

Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education - PgCert part-time This programme is designed for those who already have experience and current employment in teaching and learning in higher or professional education. It will help you to develop high quality teaching skills underpinned by relevant professional practice, scholarship and research skills. You will develop a critical, reflective and scholarly approach to teaching and supporting student learning. Special features The programme is informed by the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (UKPSF) and may lead to professional recognition for certain course members. Additionally the programme is approved by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) for eligible NMC registrants who wish to record their teaching qualification with this professional body. What you will study You will study two modules: Module 1: Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education By studying this module you will learn how to plan for effective and inclusive teaching and learning environments. You will study the theories, principles and application of teaching and learning strategies and explore action learning, enquiry and work-based learning, technology-enabled and reflective learning. Additionally you will develop your knowledge of assessment, both of learning and for learning, with particular reference to the principles of validity, reliability, transparency, and professional accountability. You will also learn about providing feedback to learners and evaluating the effectiveness of teaching. Module 2: Professional Academic Practice in Action During this module you will explore the nature of action research and its application to professional practice. You will study the theories, principles and application of curriculum development and learn to design programmes of learning that use innovative, inclusive, flexible and student-centred learning approaches. You will learn to integrate theory and practice and use research to support your teaching practice. You will also study the theories, principles and application of evaluation, audit and quality assurance of programmes of learning. The module also covers professional ethics, including ethical principles and values in professional practice and the ethical and professional responsibilities of those involved in managing and supporting teaching and learning. You will also study the policy context and broader issues that impact upon professional academic practice within the higher education sector. Learning and Assessment You will study in workshops and action learning groups as well as undertaking some online study and communication. Assessment in module 1 consists of a presentation on your findings from action learning to your peers, a profile of evidence produced from work based learning activities and critical reflection on the application of professional standards and teaching, learning and assessment theory. In module 2 you will further develop your profile of evidence and undertake an action research project. Entry requirements You should demonstrate the following: that you have a significant role in teaching and/or facilitating learning; that you have access to a mentor for support, review and verification of evidence from practice; and that you are ready to undertake study at Masters Level (HE7) (for example, you will normally have successfully completed a first degree). External applicants must also have the written support of their employing organisation. Internal applicants must also have the written support of their Head of Department or Academic Subject Group Leader. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education - PgCert part-time by online distance learning

Online Part time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This programme is designed for those who already have experience and current employment in teaching and learning in higher or professional education. It will help you to develop high quality teaching skills underpinned by relevant professional practice, scholarship and research skills. You will develop a critical, reflective and scholarly approach to teaching and supporting student learning... [+]

Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education - PgCert part-time by online distance learning This programme is designed for those who already have experience and current employment in teaching and learning in higher or professional education. It will help you to develop high quality teaching skills underpinned by relevant professional practice, scholarship and research skills. You will develop a critical, reflective and scholarly approach to teaching and supporting student learning. Special features The programme is informed by the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (UKPSF) and may lead to professional recognition for certain course members. Additionally the programme is approved by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) for eligible NMC registrants who wish to record their teaching qualification with this professional body. What you will study You will study two modules: Module 1: Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education By studying this module you will learn how to plan for effective and inclusive teaching and learning environments. You will study the theories, principles and application of teaching and learning strategies and explore action learning, enquiry and work-based learning, technology-enabled and reflective learning. Additionally you will develop your knowledge of assessment, both of learning and for learning, with particular reference to the principles of validity, reliability, transparency, and professional accountability. You will also learn about providing feedback to learners and evaluating the effectiveness of teaching. Module 2: Professional Academic Practice in Action During this module you will explore the nature of action research and its application to professional practice. You will study the theories, principles and application of curriculum development and learn to design programmes of learning that use innovative, inclusive, flexible and student-centred learning approaches. You will learn to integrate theory and practice and use research to support your teaching practice. You will also study the theories, principles and application of evaluation, audit and quality assurance of programmes of learning. The module also covers professional ethics, including ethical principles and values in professional practice and the ethical and professional responsibilities of those involved in managing and supporting teaching and learning. You will also study the policy context and broader issues that impact upon professional academic practice within the higher education sector. Learning and Assessment You will study in workshops and action learning groups as well as undertaking some online study and communication. Assessment in module 1 consists of a presentation on your findings from action learning to your peers, a profile of evidence produced from work based learning activities and critical reflection on the application of professional standards and teaching, learning and assessment theory. In module 2 you will further develop your profile of evidence and undertake an action research project. Entry requirements You should demonstrate the following: that you have a significant role in teaching and/or facilitating learning; that you have access to a mentor for support, review and verification of evidence from practice; and that you are ready to undertake study at Masters Level (HE7) (for example, you will normally have successfully completed a first degree). External applicants must also have the written support of their employing organisation. Internal applicants must also have the written support of their Head of Department or Academic Subject Group Leader. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Foundation Year

Business and Management - International Foundation Year full-time

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The International Foundation Year will provide you with an introduction to key concepts and theories in Business and Management. In addition, you will develop your language and communication skills so you are prepared for degree-level study. You will also learn how to use resources, understand and evaluate academic theories in English and discuss ideas using academic language... [+]

Business and Management - International Foundation Year full-time The International Foundation Year will provide you with an introduction to key concepts and theories in Business and Management. In addition, you will develop your language and communication skills so you are prepared for degree-level study. You will also learn how to use resources, understand and evaluate academic theories in English and discuss ideas using academic language. About the course The International Foundation Year covers language, academic skills and Business and Management modules. You will develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening competence to a high level (IELTS 6.0 equivalent). Classes will also focus on understanding and using academic texts, writing university assignments, participating in lectures and seminars and other key academic study skills. Subject classes will focus on a range of areas within Business and Management including financial and legal frameworks, business organisation, current issues in business and ICT and statistics. Special features A combination of language, skills and subject knowledge. Three intakes a year: September, January and May/June. Option to join our International Society, make friends and visit places of interest around the UK. What you will study You will study two Language and Skills modules which include the following: Reading – understanding academic texts, using ideas from reading; Writing – different types of university assignment, grammar, vocabulary, structuring and organising writing; Speaking – presenting your ideas in seminars and discussions, group and individual presentations, communicating with staff and other students; Listening – understanding lectures and taking notes, following seminar discussions; Finding and using resources in the library and online; Referencing, synthesis and avoiding plagiarism; Preparing and submitting university assignments; Dealing with feedback; Time management; Using the University Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle); Communicating with tutors. In addition you will study four Business and Management modules: - ICT and Statistics for Business - Current Issues in Business - Financial and Legal Frameworks - Business Management in Organisations. Entry requirements High School Leaving Certificate You must have a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as recognised by the UK Border Agency. These include tests such as IELTS and PTE Academic. If you have a different qualification, please contact the Admissions team for advice. [-]

Graduate Diploma

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ English (Literacy and ESOL) [PGCE 14+] [ University of Bolton ]

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The University of Bolton Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning... [+]

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ English (Literacy and ESOL) [PGCE 14+] [ University of Bolton ] The University of Bolton Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach. For teaching in a vocational and/or academic curriculum area you will choose the Generic pathway. For teaching ESOL/literacy or numeracy you will choose the Skills for Life pathway. For teaching learners with additional needs you will choose the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway. You should select your specialist area at the time of your application. The PGCE 14+ programmes meet the requirement of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET). You may study the Generic pathway at either the University of Bolton or at a partner college. If you wish to study at a partner college, you will need to contact the college directly for timetable information. Please note: the Skills for Life pathways are only available for study at the University of Bolton; Bury College offers (ESOL/Literacy specialism route). The Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway is only available at the University of Bolton. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement equivalent to two days a week. This may involve daytime or evening teaching or both. The university or partner college at which you are studying may find your placement for you or it may be possible for you to organise your own placement. If you organise your own placement this must be agreed in advance with your tutor who will need to confirm that the placement is suitable. Special features The University of Bolton is at the centre of an extensive and well-established partnership of providers of post-14 education and training. What you will learn The course will equip you to be an effective teacher in the classroom, as well as providing you with the skills and knowledge to work in the FE and Skills sector of education. Teaching placements are arranged for you in situations which meet the requirements for becoming a qualified teacher in the FE and Skills sector. What you will study The syllabus you follow will depend on the pathway and specialism you choose. If you wish to teach a curriculum or vocational subject in which you are already qualified, for instance art and design, business and legal studies, health and childhood studies, humanities, language and communications, maths and science or technology, you should apply for the Generic pathway. Alternatively, if you are looking to teach in the Skills for Life sector you have a choice of English (Literacy/ESOL) or Mathematics (Numeracy). If you specifically wish to teach learners with additional needs you should apply for the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN) pathway. Entry requirements For the Skills for Life Literacy/ESOL pathway, the minimum entry requirement is an honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject; plus a level 3 qualification (or equivalent) in language (e.g. A-level or NVQ level 3). For those not holding the required language qualifications the University has a pre-course task book and assessment which will enable candidates to evidence their language skills at level 3. These must be successfully completed prior to the start of the course. You will also require DBS Enhanced Disclosure clearance and a health declaration prior to enrolment on the course. If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English language qualification at the appropriate level for this course, normally IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. [-]

Postgraduate Diploma

Psychological Studies - PgDip

Campus Full time 2 - 3 semesters August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Psychological Studies is a conversion course for graduates who wish to pursue a professional career in psychology; for instance, in educational, occupational or clinical psychology. If your first degree was in a different subject, or you hold an honours degree in psychology that did not confer eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (formerly known as... [+]

Psychological Studies - PgDip The Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Psychological Studies is a conversion course for graduates who wish to pursue a professional career in psychology; for instance, in educational, occupational or clinical psychology. If your first degree was in a different subject, or you hold an honours degree in psychology that did not confer eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (formerly known as the Graduate Basis for Registration or GBR) then this course is for you. This course has replaced the Graduate Diploma (GradDip) in Psychology previously offered by the University of Bolton. It is assumed that you will have some knowledge of psychology with a minimum of 60 credits in the subject from your first degree studies. If you do not have 60 credits in psychology you may complete the Graduate Foundation Studies in Psychology course here at the University of Bolton (please follow the link in the 'related courses' section below for details) or complete an equivalent 60 credit course. On completion of the foundation course with an average mark of at least 50% over the three modules you will be eligible to enrol for the PgDip in Psychological Studies. The course provides a curriculum that covers specifically identified areas in psychology, equivalent to those areas covered in the British Psychological Society‘s qualifying examination in psychology. The modules that you study will give you a strong grounding in core areas of psychology and in research methods, as well as an understanding of the science of psychology. About the course The Department of Psychology at the University of Bolton is very well established and our undergraduate degree is one of the oldest psychology degrees in the country. A proportion of your study will be spent attending third year undergraduate modules and these will be supported by weekly, dedicated postgraduate seminars and workshops. As you will have already completed study at degree level it is assumed you will have a greater level of independence than an undergraduate student and there is an element of flexibility in relation to when and in what order you will study your modules. Special features This programme is accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society, provided you successfully complete the course by passing all the prescribed modules with an average mark of at least 50%. What you will learn You will build on your studies at undergraduate level, and where appropriate your previous knowledge of psychology, to develop a strong foundation in understanding the science of psychology. You will learn about the core theories and concepts of psychology that apply to a wide range of human behaviour including language acquisition, learning, personality and relationships and gain an understanding of the philosophical, historical and social issues that have influenced the study and practice of psychology. You will learn the methods of psychological research, for example collecting and analysing data and you will also be taught key skills such as accessing and evaluating information and effective communication. What you will study You will study six modules, each worth 20 credits, which cover the core areas of psychology at an advanced level. These modules cover the following areas: - Advanced Research Methods; - Advanced Biopsychology; - Advanced Cognitive Psychology; - Advanced Personality and Developmental Psychology; - Advanced Social and Critical Psychology. - You will also undertake a dissertation during the final semester of the course. Entry requirements You should have at least a lower second class honours degree (2:2), including a minimum of 60 credits in psychology. You will be expected to complete an informal interview. This is preferably conducted in person but can be arranged over the telephone for students travelling a long distance or for international students. If you do not have 60 credits in psychology you may complete the Graduate Foundation Studies in Psychology course here at the University of Bolton or complete an equivalent 60-credit course. On completion of the foundation course with an average mark of at least 50% over the three modules you will be eligible to enrol for the PgDip in Psychological Studies. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Certificate

Certificate in Education 14+ [CertEd 14+] [Bolton College]

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The University of Bolton Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for non-graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. [+]

Certificate in Education 14+ [CertEd 14+] [Bolton College] The University of Bolton Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for non-graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach. For teaching in a vocational and/or academic curriculum area you will choose the Generic pathway. For teaching ESOL/literacy or numeracy you will choose the Skills for Life pathway. For teaching learners with additional needs you will choose the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway. You should select your specialist area at the time of your application. The Certificate in Education 14+ programmes meet the requirement of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET). You may study the Generic pathway at either the University of Bolton or at a partner college. If you wish to study at a partner college, you will need to contact the college directly for timetable information. Please note: the Skills for Life pathways are only available for study at the University of Bolton; Bury College offers (Literacy and ESOL specialism route). The Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway is only available at the University of Bolton. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement equivalent to two days a week. This may involve daytime or evening teaching or both. The university or partner college at which you are studying may find your placement for you or it may be possible for you to organise your own placement. If you organise your own placement this must be agreed in advance with your tutor who will need to confirm that the placement is suitable. Special features The University of Bolton is at the centre of an extensive and well-established partnership of providers of post-14 education and training. What you will learn The course will equip you to be an effective teacher in the classroom, as well as providing you with the skills and knowledge to work in the FE and Skills sector of education. Teaching placements are arranged for you in situations which meet the requirements for becoming a qualified teacher in the FE and Skills sector. What you will study The syllabus you follow will depend on the pathway and specialism you choose. If you wish to teach a curriculum or vocational subject in which you are already qualified, for instance art and design, business and legal studies, health and childhood studies, humanities, language and communications, maths and science or technology, you should apply for the Generic pathway. Alternatively, if you are looking to teach in the Skills for Life sector you have a choice of English (Literacy/ESOL) or Mathematics (Numeracy). If you specifically wish to teach learners with additional needs you should apply for the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN) pathway. Entry requirements Generic pathway – The entry requirements for this qualification will depend on the area in which you wish to teach. You must have the highest vocational qualification relevant to the subject area you wish to teach. For some subject areas this means a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level 3 whilst for others it may be an NVQ level 4 or a Higher National Diploma (HND). You should hold one of the following qualifications in a subject relevant to the proposed teaching subject: HND/HNC; CGLI advanced craft certificate; OCR advanced qualifications; NVQ level 3; technical/commercial qualifications. You will also require DBS Enhanced Disclosure clearance and a health declaration prior to enrolment on the course. If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English language qualification at the appropriate level for this course, normally IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. [-]

Certificate in Education 14+ [CertEd 14+] [Economic Solutions Ltd]

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

The University of Bolton Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for non-graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach... [+]

Certificate in Education 14+ [CertEd 14+] [Economic Solutions Ltd] The University of Bolton Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for non-graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach. For teaching in a vocational and/or academic curriculum area you will choose the Generic pathway. For teaching ESOL/literacy or numeracy you will choose the Skills for Life pathway. For teaching learners with additional needs you will choose the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway. You should select your specialist area at the time of your application. The Certificate in Education 14+ programmes meet the requirement of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET). You may study the Generic pathway at either the University of Bolton or at a partner college. If you wish to study at a partner college, you will need to contact the college directly for timetable information. Please note: the Skills for Life pathways are only available for study at the University of Bolton; Bury College offers (Literacy and ESOL specialism route). The Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway is only available at the University of Bolton. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement equivalent to two days a week. This may involve daytime or evening teaching or both. The university or partner college at which you are studying may find your placement for you or it may be possible for you to organise your own placement. If you organise your own placement this must be agreed in advance with your tutor who will need to confirm that the placement is suitable. Special features The University of Bolton is at the centre of an extensive and well-established partnership of providers of post-14 education and training. What you will learn The course will equip you to be an effective teacher in the classroom, as well as providing you with the skills and knowledge to work in the FE and Skills sector of education. Teaching placements are arranged for you in situations which meet the requirements for becoming a qualified teacher in the FE and Skills sector. What you will study The syllabus you follow will depend on the pathway and specialism you choose. If you wish to teach a curriculum or vocational subject in which you are already qualified, for instance art and design, business and legal studies, health and childhood studies, humanities, language and communications, maths and science or technology, you should apply for the Generic pathway. Alternatively, if you are looking to teach in the Skills for Life sector you have a choice of English (Literacy/ESOL) or Mathematics (Numeracy). If you specifically wish to teach learners with additional needs you should apply for the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN) pathway. Entry requirements Generic pathway – The entry requirements for this qualification will depend on the area in which you wish to teach. You must have the highest vocational qualification relevant to the subject area you wish to teach. For some subject areas this means a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level 3 whilst for others it may be an NVQ level 4 or a Higher National Diploma (HND). You should hold one of the following qualifications in a subject relevant to the proposed teaching subject: HND/HNC; CGLI advanced craft certificate; OCR advanced qualifications; NVQ level 3; technical/commercial qualifications. You will also require DBS Enhanced Disclosure clearance and a health declaration prior to enrolment on the course. If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English language qualification at the appropriate level for this course, normally IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. [-]

Certificate in Education 14+ [CertEd 14+] [Salford City College]

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The University of Bolton Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for non-graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning... [+]

Certificate in Education 14+ [CertEd 14+] [Salford City College] The University of Bolton Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for non-graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach. For teaching in a vocational and/or academic curriculum area you will choose the Generic pathway. For teaching ESOL/literacy or numeracy you will choose the Skills for Life pathway. For teaching learners with additional needs you will choose the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway. You should select your specialist area at the time of your application. The Certificate in Education 14+ programmes meet the requirement of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET). You may study the Generic pathway at either the University of Bolton or at a partner college. If you wish to study at a partner college, you will need to contact the college directly for timetable information. Please note: the Skills for Life pathways are only available for study at the University of Bolton; Bury College offers (Literacy and ESOL specialism route). The Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway is only available at the University of Bolton. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement equivalent to two days a week. This may involve daytime or evening teaching or both. The university or partner college at which you are studying may find your placement for you or it may be possible for you to organise your own placement. If you organise your own placement this must be agreed in advance with your tutor who will need to confirm that the placement is suitable. Special features The University of Bolton is at the centre of an extensive and well-established partnership of providers of post-14 education and training. What you will learn The course will equip you to be an effective teacher in the classroom, as well as providing you with the skills and knowledge to work in the FE and Skills sector of education. Teaching placements are arranged for you in situations which meet the requirements for becoming a qualified teacher in the FE and Skills sector. What you will study The syllabus you follow will depend on the pathway and specialism you choose. If you wish to teach a curriculum or vocational subject in which you are already qualified, for instance art and design, business and legal studies, health and childhood studies, humanities, language and communications, maths and science or technology, you should apply for the Generic pathway. Alternatively, if you are looking to teach in the Skills for Life sector you have a choice of English (Literacy/ESOL) or Mathematics (Numeracy). If you specifically wish to teach learners with additional needs you should apply for the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN) pathway. Entry requirements Generic pathway – The entry requirements for this qualification will depend on the area in which you wish to teach. You must have the highest vocational qualification relevant to the subject area you wish to teach. For some subject areas this means a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level 3 whilst for others it may be an NVQ level 4 or a Higher National Diploma (HND). You should hold one of the following qualifications in a subject relevant to the proposed teaching subject: HND/HNC; CGLI advanced craft certificate; OCR advanced qualifications; NVQ level 3; technical/commercial qualifications. You will also require DBS Enhanced Disclosure clearance and a health declaration prior to enrolment on the course. If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English language qualification at the appropriate level for this course, normally IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. [-]

Certificate in Education 14+ [CertEd 14+] [ University of Bolton ]

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The University of Bolton Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for non-graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning... [+]

Certificate in Education 14+ [CertEd 14+] [ University of Bolton ] The University of Bolton Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for non-graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach. For teaching in a vocational and/or academic curriculum area you will choose the Generic pathway. For teaching ESOL/literacy or numeracy you will choose the Skills for Life pathway. For teaching learners with additional needs you will choose the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway. You should select your specialist area at the time of your application. The Certificate in Education 14+ programmes meet the requirement of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET). You may study the Generic pathway at either the University of Bolton or at a partner college. If you wish to study at a partner college, you will need to contact the college directly for timetable information. Please note: the Skills for Life pathways are only available for study at the University of Bolton; Bury College offers (Literacy and ESOL specialism route). The Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway is only available at the University of Bolton. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement equivalent to two days a week. This may involve daytime or evening teaching or both. The university or partner college at which you are studying may find your placement for you or it may be possible for you to organise your own placement. If you organise your own placement this must be agreed in advance with your tutor who will need to confirm that the placement is suitable. Special features The University of Bolton is at the centre of an extensive and well-established partnership of providers of post-14 education and training. What you will learn The course will equip you to be an effective teacher in the classroom, as well as providing you with the skills and knowledge to work in the FE and Skills sector of education. Teaching placements are arranged for you in situations which meet the requirements for becoming a qualified teacher in the FE and Skills sector. What you will study The syllabus you follow will depend on the pathway and specialism you choose. If you wish to teach a curriculum or vocational subject in which you are already qualified, for instance art and design, business and legal studies, health and childhood studies, humanities, language and communications, maths and science or technology, you should apply for the Generic pathway. Alternatively, if you are looking to teach in the Skills for Life sector you have a choice of English (Literacy/ESOL) or Mathematics (Numeracy). If you specifically wish to teach learners with additional needs you should apply for the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN) pathway. Entry requirements Generic pathway – The entry requirements for this qualification will depend on the area in which you wish to teach. You must have the highest vocational qualification relevant to the subject area you wish to teach. For some subject areas this means a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level 3 whilst for others it may be an NVQ level 4 or a Higher National Diploma (HND). You should hold one of the following qualifications in a subject relevant to the proposed teaching subject: HND/HNC; CGLI advanced craft certificate; OCR advanced qualifications; NVQ level 3; technical/commercial qualifications. You will also require DBS Enhanced Disclosure clearance and a health declaration prior to enrolment on the course. If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English language qualification at the appropriate level for this course, normally IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. [-]

Certificate in Education 14+ English (Literacy and ESOL) [CertEd 14+] [ University of Bolton ]

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The University of Bolton Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for non-graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning... [+]

Certificate in Education 14+ English (Literacy and ESOL) [CertEd 14+] [ University of Bolton ] The University of Bolton Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for non-graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach. For teaching in a vocational and/or academic curriculum area you will choose the Generic pathway. For teaching ESOL/literacy or numeracy you will choose the Skills for Life pathway. For teaching learners with additional needs you will choose the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway. You should select your specialist area at the time of your application. The Certificate in Education 14+ programmes meet the requirement of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET). You may study the Generic pathway at either the University of Bolton or at a partner college. If you wish to study at a partner college, you will need to contact the college directly for timetable information. Please note: the Skills for Life pathways are only available for study at the University of Bolton; Bury College offers (Literacy and ESOL specialism route). The Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway is only available at the University of Bolton. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement equivalent to two days a week. This may involve daytime or evening teaching or both. The university or partner college at which you are studying may find your placement for you or it may be possible for you to organise your own placement. If you organise your own placement this must be agreed in advance with your tutor who will need to confirm that the placement is suitable. Special features The University of Bolton is at the centre of an extensive and well-established partnership of providers of post-14 education and training. What you will learn The course will equip you to be an effective teacher in the classroom, as well as providing you with the skills and knowledge to work in the FE and Skills sector of education. Teaching placements are arranged for you in situations which meet the requirements for becoming a qualified teacher in the FE and Skills sector. What you will study The syllabus you follow will depend on the pathway and specialism you choose. If you wish to teach a curriculum or vocational subject in which you are already qualified, for instance art and design, business and legal studies, health and childhood studies, humanities, language and communications, maths and science or technology, you should apply for the Generic pathway. Alternatively, if you are looking to teach in the Skills for Life sector you have a choice of English (Literacy/ESOL) or Mathematics (Numeracy). If you specifically wish to teach learners with additional needs you should apply for the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN) pathway. Entry requirements Skills for Life Literacy and ESOL pathway – You will have a relevant level 3 or level 4 qualification, and a level 3 equivalent in language. If you do not hold the required language qualifications, the University has a pre-course task book and assessment which will enable you to show evidence of your language skills at level 3 and which may be accepted as meeting the entry requirement. These must be successfully completed prior to the start of the course. You will also require DBS Enhanced Disclosure clearance and a health declaration prior to enrolment on the course. If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English language qualification at the appropriate level for this course, normally IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. [-]

Certificate in Education 14+ Mathematics (Numeracy) [CertEd 14+] [ University of Bolton ]

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The University of Bolton Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for non-graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning... [+]

Certificate in Education 14+ Mathematics (Numeracy) [CertEd 14+] [ University of Bolton ] The University of Bolton Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for non-graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach. For teaching in a vocational and/or academic curriculum area you will choose the Generic pathway. For teaching ESOL/literacy or numeracy you will choose the Skills for Life pathway. For teaching learners with additional needs you will choose the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway. You should select your specialist area at the time of your application. The Certificate in Education 14+ programmes meet the requirement of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET). You may study the Generic pathway at either the University of Bolton or at a partner college. If you wish to study at a partner college, you will need to contact the college directly for timetable information. Full contact details of our partner colleges are available by visiting our 'related links' section and selecting our 'partner colleges' web page. Please note: the Skills for Life pathways are only available for study at the University of Bolton; Bury College offers (Literacy and ESOL specialism route). The Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway is only available at the University of Bolton. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement equivalent to two days a week. This may involve daytime or evening teaching or both. The university or partner college at which you are studying may find your placement for you or it may be possible for you to organise your own placement. If you organise your own placement this must be agreed in advance with your tutor who will need to confirm that the placement is suitable. Special features The University of Bolton is at the centre of an extensive and well-established partnership of providers of post-14 education and training. What you will learn The course will equip you to be an effective teacher in the classroom, as well as providing you with the skills and knowledge to work in the FE and Skills sector of education. Teaching placements are arranged for you in situations which meet the requirements for becoming a qualified teacher in the FE and Skills sector. What you will study The syllabus you follow will depend on the pathway and specialism you choose. If you wish to teach a curriculum or vocational subject in which you are already qualified, for instance art and design, business and legal studies, health and childhood studies, humanities, language and communications, maths and science or technology, you should apply for the Generic pathway. Alternatively, if you are looking to teach in the Skills for Life sector you have a choice of English (Literacy/ESOL) or Mathematics (Numeracy). If you specifically wish to teach learners with additional needs you should apply for the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN) pathway. Entry requirements Skills for Life Numeracy pathway – You will have a relevant level 3 or level 4 qualification and a level 3 equivalent in numeracy. If you do not hold the required numeracy qualifications, the University has a pre-course task book and assessment which will enable you to show evidence of your numeracy skills at level 3 and which may be accepted as meeting the entry requirement. These must be successfully completed prior to the start of the course. You will also require DBS Enhanced Disclosure clearance and a health declaration prior to enrolment on the course. If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English language qualification at the appropriate level for this course, normally IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. [-]

Certificate in Education 14+ Teaching Learners with Additional Needs [CertEd 14+] [ University of Bolton ]

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The University of Bolton Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for non-graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning... [+]

Certificate in Education 14+ Teaching Learners with Additional Needs [CertEd 14+] [ University of Bolton ] The University of Bolton Certificate in Education 14+ is a teacher education course for non-graduates who wish to teach in the FE and Skills sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach. For teaching in a vocational and/or academic curriculum area you will choose the Generic pathway. For teaching ESOL/literacy or numeracy you will choose the Skills for Life pathway. For teaching learners with additional needs you will choose the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway. You should select your specialist area at the time of your application. The Certificate in Education 14+ programmes meet the requirement of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET). You may study the Generic pathway at either the University of Bolton or at a partner college. If you wish to study at a partner college, you will need to contact the college directly for timetable information. Please note: the Skills for Life pathways are only available for study at the University of Bolton; Bury College offers (Literacy and ESOL specialism route). The Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway is only available at the University of Bolton. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement equivalent to two days a week. This may involve daytime or evening teaching or both. The university or partner college at which you are studying may find your placement for you or it may be possible for you to organise your own placement. If you organise your own placement this must be agreed in advance with your tutor who will need to confirm that the placement is suitable. Special features The University of Bolton is at the centre of an extensive and well-established partnership of providers of post-14 education and training. What you will learn The course will equip you to be an effective teacher in the classroom, as well as providing you with the skills and knowledge to work in the FE and Skills sector of education. Teaching placements are arranged for you in situations which meet the requirements for becoming a qualified teacher in the FE and Skills sector. What you will study The syllabus you follow will depend on the pathway and specialism you choose. If you wish to teach a curriculum or vocational subject in which you are already qualified, for instance art and design, business and legal studies, health and childhood studies, humanities, language and communications, maths and science or technology, you should apply for the Generic pathway. Alternatively, if you are looking to teach in the Skills for Life sector you have a choice of English (Literacy/ESOL) or Mathematics (Numeracy). If you specifically wish to teach learners with additional needs you should apply for the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN) pathway. Entry requirements TLAN pathway – The entry requirements for this qualification will depend on the area in which you wish to teach and on your prior qualifications and experience. You will need to have experience of working with Learners with Additional Needs. You will also require DBS Enhanced Disclosure clearance and a health declaration prior to enrolment on the course. If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English language qualification at the appropriate level for this course, normally IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. [-]

Polymaths - Certificate of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications part-time

Campus Part time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

Polymaths is a nationally recognised course of A-level standard, which is taught in the evenings on a part-time basis. It is particularly relevant if you have been away from education for a while and are considering degree-level study in mathematics or related subjects, as it will help to prepare you for progression to this level. This access course is an intensive phase of study that requires a high level of commitment. The majority of the... [+]

Polymaths - Certificate of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications part-time Polymaths is a nationally recognised course of A-level standard, which is taught in the evenings on a part-time basis. It is particularly relevant if you have been away from education for a while and are considering degree-level study in mathematics or related subjects, as it will help to prepare you for progression to this level. This access course is an intensive phase of study that requires a high level of commitment. The majority of the assessment is by coursework, which ensures you will receive regular and frequent feedback on your work. On successful completion of the course you will be eligible for consideration for entry to the BSc (Hons) Mathematics degree at the University of Bolton. About the course Polymaths is taught on two evenings each week. The group sizes are not large, averaging about 30 students, and teaching is relatively informal. Staff are very approachable and offer excellent support and attention. The Polymaths course has been taught at Bolton for more than 30 years and many of the students who have passed the course have gone on to gain good honours degrees at Bolton and elsewhere. Special features The Polymaths course has been taught at Bolton for more than 30 years and many of the students who have passed the course have gone on to gain good honours degrees at Bolton and elsewhere. Teaching staff are enthusiasts on the subject of mathematics and offer excellent support and attention. What you will learn Polymaths will give you a good grounding in mathematics or will provide you with excellent preparation for study of the subject at degree level. What you will study The core of your studies will be pure mathematics. In addition, you will carry out some studies using the computer algebra system Maple. The topics include Algebraic Techniques and Number Systems, Mathematical Functions (e.g. quadratics and trigonometric functions), Newton’s Theory of Calculus, Set Theory and Logic. Entry requirements A pass at grade C or above in GCSE mathematics (or equivalent) is recommended. The admissions tutor will discuss with all applicants whether the course is appropriate for them. [-]

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