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Universities and colleges set their own admission requirements for higher education courses, so they vary broadly. Depending on the course, graduate student may be able to get into higher education with a range of qualifications. If you're applying to do a Foundation Degree course, you may find that work experience is taken into consideration alongside any qualifications you have. Some higher education institutes and colleges offer Foundation Years as preparation for a certain degree courses. They usually don't result in separate criteria as they simply qualify you to enter the degree program itself. Foundation Years aren't within reach for all degree courses, however.

UK, United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities.

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English Pre Session Programme

University of Bolton
Campus 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... [+]

Part time Course Studies in Bolton United Kingdom. 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... [-]

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

University of Bolton
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... [-]

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

University of Bolton
Campus 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... [+]

Part time Course Studies in Bolton United Kingdom. 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... [-]

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

University of Bolton
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... [-]

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

University of Bolton
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... [+]

Part time Course Studies in Bolton United Kingdom. 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... [-]

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

University of Bolton
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... [-]

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

University of Bolton
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... [+]

Part time Course Studies in Bolton United Kingdom. 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... [-]

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

University of Bolton
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... [-]

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

University of Bolton
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... [+]

Part time Course Studies in Bolton United Kingdom. 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... [-]

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

University of Bolton
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... [-]

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

University of Bolton
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... [+]

Part time Course Studies in Bolton United Kingdom. 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... [-]

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

University of Bolton
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... [-]

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

University of Bolton
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... [+]

Part time Course Studies in Bolton United Kingdom. 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... [-]

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

University of Bolton
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... [-]

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

University of Bolton
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... [+]

Part time Course Studies in Bolton United Kingdom. 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... [-]