This course is designed for those education and multi-agency practitioners with a Foundation Degree in an Education related subject area, such as Learning Support, Childhood Studies or Education Studies who want to pursue their studies alongside their employment. This course provides an opportunity to critically reflect upon education practice and build upon your knowledge, understanding and skills to further develop your work-based practice. The course is designed to provide the opportunity to develop your skills and abilities in the context of your current employment and the opportunity to select from a range of optional modules allows you the flexibility to tailor the course in line with your interests or career ambitions. This popular course has a long history of providing a well-respected and successful pathway into primary teaching via a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE – Primary Education) or Post-compulsory qualification (PcET – Adult and Further Education), whilst keeping options open for a range of other career opportunities that involve work with children and young people. Based on a combination of academic study and work experience, the programme considers theoretical perspectives drawn from a wide range of disciplines including: education, sociology, psychology, philosophy, health and social welfare/justice. The course aims to produce graduates who are critically informed about contemporary issues relating to education and childhood studies; graduates who have the knowledge, skills and professional competency required to successfully innovate and drive forward policies and practices within the education and childhood studies workforce. The course will be run full-time over one academic year and part-time over 15 months, at the Wrexham campus involving one afternoon and one twilight session per week that will be supplemented by occasional additional workshops. The course will begin in September of each year and run through until June. We use a broad range of teaching and learning strategies including: seminars, lectures, discussion, workshops and case studies supported by the University’s virtual learning environment.