South Thames College

BA (Hons) Education and Professional Training (CCCU) - Level 6


This course gives you the unusual opportunity to earn your degree after only two years of part-time study. The degree will develop your ability to evaluate and investigate the ideas and practices of lifelong learning. Towards the end of the course you'll choose an aspect of lifelong learning to examine in greater depth. The course is run in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University.

Units include:

  • Lifelong learning a critical opening
  • 'Really useful knowledge' 1850-present
  • Learning from experience
  • Lifelong learning - widening views
  • Learning and sustainable development
  • The reflective practitioner
  • Orientation and research
  • Approaches to research and professional development individual study.


Ongoing assessment through coursework and a portfolio of your work that you'll build up over the course.

Entry Requirements

You must be working in post compulsory education and training or similar context. You must possess initial HE qualifications. In most cases this will be an Advanced Certificate of Education, Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS), Diploma Education and Training (DET), or a Foundation Degree (FD). Other relevant qualifications from HE institutions can be considered.


There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).

Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.

Next Steps

Diplomas (teaching English and maths), MA in professional learning and education or continuing professional development courses.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

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Where and when
2 Years
Study mode:?
Part Time Evening
What do I need to pay?
16-18 year olds:
19 and older: ?
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