Shrewsbury College Launches First BA Honours Degree in Education

In response to demand from current Foundation Degree students, Shrewsbury College is set to take yet another step forward, further cementing its position as one of Shropshire’s leading educational providers.

From September 2016 the College will welcome seven students onto the new BA Honours in Education top-up degree course.  These students have already completed a Foundation Degree in Education at the College.

“This is a significant step forward both for the College and for the students of Shropshire,” explains Higher Education and Education Lead, Helen Fellows. “Previously students have had to move on to a university setting for this final year of their degree, but it is so much easier and more cost-effective for them to be able to stay and study in Shrewsbury.  We have exceptional facilities and have engaged outstanding staff to deliver the top-up degree.”

Of the seven students, six are planning to continue on to become primary school teachers.  One of these, Nicola Saunders, explains: “This is such a great opportunity for us, it means we can fit in our degrees around work and family lives and not spend time travelling long distances to another university.  We really benefit from the small class sizes and the personalised, highly supportive staff.  It’s perfect.”

“We have also had a lot of interest in the course from students who have studied a Foundation Degree in Early Years at other establishments,” continues Helen Fellows.  “We very much welcome applications from any external students and can still include them for the September course. The beauty of our course is that it runs over just one day a week in college, which frees people up to continue with a job or helps them to fit the study around their home life. Students can also achieve their BA Honours in one year rather than the normal two years.”

For more information about Education qualifications at Shrewsbury College, the next Advice Event is on Thursday 9th June from 5pm-7pm, no booking is required.  

Alternatively please call Course Advice at any time on 01743 342411.  Alternatively you can follow the College on Facebook: shrewsburycollege Instagram: shrewsbury_college and Twitter: @shrewsburycol

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