Truro and Penwith College

BA (Hons) Education and Training

Rated Ofsted Outstanding (2016), Truro and Penwith College provides a range of quality degree courses with employer needs in mind. All students benefit from an excellent support network that helps to put them on the best footing for a successful future after graduating. Finding themselves at home in purpose-built buildings with expert lecturers and access to industry-standard equipment, students can study a quality university course right here in Cornwall.
A variety of people enter higher education with an assortment of experiences and commitments, but with the flexibility at the heart of our programmes, the College offers a compressed timetable and small class sizes to allow students to study in a relaxed and supportive environment. Whatever your background, studying University courses at Truro and Penwith College means an opportunity to study locally, the chance to fit home or part-time work around your lectures and the one thing all our students have in common – the shared experiences of a quality education right here in Cornwall.
For more information visit the Truro and Penwith College website.

Course details

  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Historical Developments in Education (BAET382)

      This module will critically examine a range of classic and contemporary educational theories and their underpinning philosophies. Historical developments of educational ideology, curriculum provision, political, social, and economic influences will be considered in relation to past and current education and training practices.

    • Dissertation (BAET383)

      The dissertation provides students with the opportunity to research and produce a synopsis within an area of their own choosing approved by staff and the college ethics committee. This module will provide students with the opportunity to research and investigate a topic or subject in considerable depth and to incorporate the skills and knowledge gained from previous modules, and relate findings to professional practice.

    • Professional Practice in Education and Training (BAET384)

      This module will assist learners to position themselves as professionals in the fields of education and training. Learners will critically explore, analyse and evaluate theoretical perspectives on professionalism, professional values and professional identity. They will also use and apply models of reflective practice in developing their own professional identity and career trajectory.

    Optional modules

    • Contemporary Issues in Education and Training (BAET381)

      This module will critically explore and review the current context of education at local, national and global levels. It will consider perspectives and the role of education and training on equal opportunities, cultural diversity, social justice and education for sustainable development. It will critically evaluate how global and national policies have attempted to address key issues through education and the curriculum.

    • Innovative Technologies in Education and Training (BAET385)

      This module critically examines the emergence of new information and communication technologies and their application in a range of formal and informal educational and training contexts. It interrogates the influence of innovative technology on 21st Century teaching, learning and knowledge by exploring social, economic, political, and philosophical perspectives.

    • Independent Study Module (BAET386)

      This module provides the opportunity to work independently on a professionally focused action research/study that will develop students as autonomous, self-directed learners and will enable learners to acquire some of the knowledge and skills that will be required for the Dissertation Module. The module may also promote creativity, innovation in professional practice.

    • Motivational Strategies in Education and Training (BAET387)

      This module considers and critically evaluates a range of approaches, theories and contexts for educational practice. The module will develop a critical understanding of how motivational strategies can be applied to various educational contexts in order to maximise learning and the student experience.

    • Education Leadership (BAET388)

      The module will support students who are currently leading or aspiring to lead in an educational organisation. It has a focus on the characteristics, qualities, skills and styles that enable effective leadership. It will look at organisational cultures and distributed leadership. Through an experiential and reflective approach, students will reflect on an educational setting linking theory to practice, practice to theory.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code.
To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Our partnership with Truro and Penwith College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Truro and Penwith College

We’re one of the leading colleges in the country, delivering teaching and learning to the highest level. With three modern campuses at Truro, Penwith (at Penzance) and Tregye, we provide you with a unique university experience.
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