Inclusive Education (BA)

Ed. Studies: Additional Learning Needs

This Bachelors – provided as a top-up to the Foundation Degree (Inclusive Education) - allows students to continue with academic studies while developing work skills in an education setting, as class sessions take place at weekends.

Addressing both theory and practice it is suitable for those working across the 3-19 age range.

Key Facts

UCAS Code: X300
Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
Part Time - 1 Year

Tuition Fees for 2018/19:
£9000 (Home/EU students)
£11000 (Overseas students)
Scholarships and Bursaries

Carmarthen | Swansea
Yr Athrofa: Institute of Education
Contact Name:
Caroline Lewis
Contact Email:
Language Choice:

Carmarthen Campus Taster Days

Building on the Foundation Degree in Inclusive Education, this one-year top-up to a Bachelors is designed to deepen understanding of education practice and policy, and further develop students’ academic writing and thinking skills. It explores some of the broader issues and contexts for education.

  • The programme has the following general educational and specific aims:
  • To provide students with knowledge and understanding of education in its various contexts;
  • To offer a broad and balanced knowledge and understanding of the principal features of education in diverse contexts;
  • To engage students in fundamental questioning concerning the purposes and values underpinning education;
  • To help students become aware of issues and problems associated with education theory, policy and practice;
  • To engage students in discourses about educational processes;
  • To encourage students to acquire a range of transferable academic skills and to work independently and collaboratively;
  • To develop students’ ability to produce rational arguments on educational issues in a clear and coherent manner;
  • To promote a range of personal qualities including autonomy, reflective thinking and critical engagement.

The BA programme also aims to: develop curriculum-related delivery to ensure that our students are provided with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will equip them for their future contribution, within and beyond their workplace, to education, the economy, community and environment; and contribute to our communities by giving particular regard to issues of sustainable rural communities.

Modules include:

  • Exploring the ‘Hidden Curriculum’
  • Exploring Literacy Barriers
  • Inclusive Education: Policy and Practice
  • Learning in Practice
  • Classroom Management
  • Global Perspectives on Education

This course is ideal for those who are already working in a support staff role in education settings, and who wish to gain a formal qualification at Higher Education level which is directly related to their work. As teaching sessions take place in the evenings or at weekends, students can work and study simultaneously. Topics covered in teaching sessions serve to make students more aware of their classroom practice; classroom experience allows students to make meaningful contributions to discussions during teaching sessions.

The course is also well-suited to those who may not be currently employed in education settings, but who wish to gain a suitable qualification so that they can work in the sector. These students can complete volunteer hours in schools to satisfy the requirements of the degree as a work-based learning course.

Assessment is via coursework (essays, project reports, oral presentations, etc.). There are no written examinations.

Level 5 qualification

The majority of our students are already employed in education settings. This qualification provides them with greater security in their employment, but also gives access to a greater range of employment associated with holding a Bachelors degree. This includes the pursuit of Qualified Teacher Status through a PGCE or GTP (Graduate Teacher Programme). Using this route into teaching takes just one year more than the traditional full-time undergraduate pathway, but allows students to continue working while studying.

UK/EU Tuition Fees

Visit our UK/EU Tuition Fees section to find out more.

Overseas Tuition Fees

Visit our Overseas Fees section to find out more.

Bursaries and Scholarships

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships section.

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of any essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

  • Stationery
  • Printing and copying

Designed in partnership with employers, the BA (Inclusive Education) aims to equip students with the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to achieve academic results as well as improve learning and performance in the work place. With a focus on the theory and practice of teaching and learning, the programme is intended to increase the professional and technical skills of current or potential staff involved in education or those interested in joining the profession.