Truro and Penwith College

BA (Hons) Education and Training

Designated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and achieving ‘full confidence’ from the Quality Assurance Agency, our national reputation as one of the leading colleges in the country speaks for itself. Study a specialist degree with us. Be part of our close-knit community. Learn from our dedicated staff. You’ll graduate with a degree from one of the top three modern universities in the UK, as ranked by the Sunday Times University Guide. 

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • BAET382 Historical Developments in Education

      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.

    • BAET383 Dissertation

      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.

    • BAET384 Professional Practice in Education and Training

      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.

    • BAET386 Independent Study Module

      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.

    Optional modules
    • BAET381 Contemporary Issues in Education and Training

      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.

    • BAET385 Innovative Technologies in Education and Training

      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.

    • BAET387 Motivational Strategies in Education and Training

      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.

    • BAET388 Education Leadership

      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.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.



Our partnership with Truro and Penwith College

Plymouth University 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 Plymouth University. 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 Partners 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. 

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.

Find out more about studying at Truro and Penwith College