BA (Hons) Leadership and Professional Development

A 12 month part-time course designed for professionals interested in gaining a recognised degree whilst working. We value your prior experience: you could save 2 years and be awarded 240 Higher Education credits through our RPL route.

Programme Specification

DURATION:
4 months for RPL route + 1 year for course
ID:
BSUALPD

Categories

BSUALPD

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

This innovative 12 month work related programme is designed for people within both the private, public and not for profit sectors who are interested in developing their own knowledge, capabilities and effectiveness to enhance their leadership or management role.

You are strongly advised to have an informal discussion with the course leader before applying. Please email stephen.fox@oaklands.ac.uk to arrange a telephone discussion.
All applicants will be invited to an interview.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The programme consist of three modules studied over the calendar year:

  • Leading and Influencing People – 30 credits
  • Leading Change and Organisational Development – 30 credits
  • Leadership and Professional Development Project – 60 Credits (part 1 and 2)

WHO IS IT FOR?

This programme is specifically designed for people who are typically either already in employment within substantive leadership or management roles but without formal academic qualifications. Your prior experience can be recognised and accredited. Professional qualifications are also recognised and this is an excellent progression route from a Leadership or Management Qualification at level 4 or 5.

Successful completion of the programme may make you eligible to be considered for further study on a Master’s degree or MBA at the Hertfordshire Business School.

ROUTES AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants will have substantial experience in a management or leadership role (normally a minimum of 3 years) but without formal academic qualifications (prior experience has to be formally accredited – see below) AND/OR relevant professional qualifications in Leadership and Management at level 4 or 5.

Professionals with a Foundation Degree/Higher National Diploma (or a qualification equivalent to 240 Higher Education credits) and existing graduates with the relevant work experience can study the same programme without the RPL route to gain a BA (Hons)/Graduate Diploma.

RECOGNISING EXPERIENCE

For those without a degree, there is a supported application process to assess whether professional work experience is equivalent to the academic entry requirements i.e. the first 2 years of a standard degree course. This is called the RPL route.

We will help you identify how your work experiences may count in this way. Applicants will, if suitable, undertake a tutor supported portfolio route in order to recognise and accredit their prior learning in the workplace as well as prepare them for studying at degree level. This must be successfully completed before entry onto the one year programme. Typically this will take 3-4 months.

A tutor will be assigned to support you during this process. At the end of the process, a successful portfolio submission will result in the award of 240 credits towards the BA Leadership and Professional Development.

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?

For the RPL you will attend on 5 Saturdays. You will also be typically expected to carry out 10-15 hours a week of private study.

Attendance typically comprises of 14-16 workshops normally on a Saturday. You will also be typically expected to carry out 10-15 hours a week of private study.

WHAT WILL APPEAR ON MY DEGREE CERTIFICATE?

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Leadership and Professional Development.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

On achievement you will also receive an ILM L6 Award in Management.

TO APPLY

All applicants seeking to have their prior experience accredited for the degree will enrol on the Recognition of Prior Learning portfolio route first. Successful completion of this is necessary to gain admission onto the degree programme.

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ABOUT UCSA

UCSA is a joint venture between the University of Hertfordshire and Oaklands College. UCSA was established in September 2013 offering a high value and innovative flexible degree based provision with multiple entry points. All degrees are validated by the University of Hertfordshire.

We deliver our courses across both Oaklands College and at the University of Hertfordshire. Our Students have access to the rich range of resources offered by both Institutions.

CONTACT UCSA

Phone: 01727 737000
E-mail: stephen.fox@oaklands.ac.uk
University Campus St Albans
Hatfield Road
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL4 0JA

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