To study for this postgraduate diploma course you must hold a bachelors degree from a UK university or other recognised degree-awarding body, or a qualification at equivalent level.
Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum score of 7 under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please see their website for details.
You will need some experience of working with learners, for example in either the teaching, tutoring or a professional development capacity, the education advisory service, educational administration or an allied field; this may include informal as well as more traditional formal learning settings.
You will be encouraged to relate the content of the modules to your own experiences therefore you will need experience of, or access to, an educational setting either through employment or other means such as volunteering and/or special arrangements undertaken for the purposes of your study. Apart from schools and colleges, other organisations providing educational services – such as health and care education environments, youth, play, or early years work, armed forces, business and commercial environments – all could provide suitable settings to apply your learning and later carry out your dissertation should you decide to continue towards a full Masters degree. The various activities embedded in the study guide and supporting examples and literature will help you develop skills of independent study and enquiry.
If you are not sure whether your qualifications and experience are suitable, please contact us for advice.
How long it takes
The minimum time to complete is one year, the maximum time to complete is four years.