“Thank you for your interest in the Education degree! Whatever the status of your application, I hope the following information will help prepare you for future studies in teaching, maybe even help you decide that Bury College University Centre is the place for you.”

Joanne Cherrie - Head of Curriculum for Early Years and Childcare

Joanne’s passion for education stems from a background in working with children and young people, before beginning a degree in Literature and Community Studies. Joanne then began teaching in the FE sector and community education before joining Bury College in the Childcare department. Joanne has been Head of Curriculum for Childcare for approximately 10 years. Joanne teaches on the BA (Hons) Working with Children and Families and is also programme lead for Teacher Education.


Why choose university study?

For those still thinking about their options, our current students have provided some reasons why they chose to pursue a university education:

  • Better earning potential
  • Flexible study to fit around your life and work
  • Greater opportunities to broaden your skills, knowledge to take into future employment
  • Develop transferable skills you can use in your future career
  • Meet new friends, new lecturers, and new people who are interested in the same industries you are


Modules and course information

Modules you may study include:

  • Theories and Strategies for Learning
  • Professional Practice
  • Perspectives on Learning and Development
  • SEND Understanding to Policy and Practice
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Advanced Professional Practice
  • Support for Language, Literacy and Mathematics in Educational Environments
  • Supporting Individual Learning Needs
  • Assessing Learning
  • Researching the Major Study
  • Major Study in Education
  • Supporting Learning in Young Children (option)
  • Critical Approaches to Inclusive Education (option)
  • Health and Well-being (option)

How you will be assessed

The course will be assessed via a range of methods, including seminars, essays, reports, presentations, role plays, and exams. You will be required to attend one weekly taught session on campus, and the rest of your study will be self-directed.


Career Opportunities

Discover a wide range of careers including:

  • Professional Teacher Training
  • HLTA
  • Learning Mentor roles
  • Pastoral support roles
  • Special Educational Needs co-ordinator roles


Get in contact

Our friendly staff are happy to answer any questions you may have about your course or the University Centre. We can also put you in contact with your course tutor for a chat. Please email victoria.rowcroft@burycollege.ac.uk with any queries.