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Newcastle College,Newcastle,England

MA in Lifelong Learning and Professional Development
    NCL - Access To Learning
Course Overview
The purpose of the programme is to provide a modular course offering a variety of flexible routes for all staff involved in the Lifelong Learning Sector to undertake professional development and meet current CPD requirements.
Who the Course is for
The modules are designed to give scope to both academic and non academic staff, and each candidate will be offered advice on the most appropriate route for their needs and professional requirements.
Course Content
Year 1
Exploring the Lifelong Learning Sector (mandatory module)
Educational Enquiry (mandatory module)
Year 2
Researching a Professional Environment(mandatory module)
Elective modules:
Leadership & Management in the
Lifelong Learning Sector:
Part 1 – Leadership
Part 2 Leadership & Management in the Lifelong Learning
Implementing Policy the Lifelong Learning Sector
Teaching, Learning and Assessment in the Lifelong Learning Sector
Addressing Diversity the Lifelong Learning Sector
Leadership in the Lifelong Learning Sector
Management in the Lifelong Learning Sector
Becoming a Teacher Educator
The ELT Professional
International Perspectives on Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Course Details
Start Date: *Start date currently being confirmed. Please ring +44 191 226 6323 or email
Duration: 2 years
Class Days/Times: Thursday at 17:00
Venue: Teaching Development Centre 
Entry RequirementsIf English is not your first language, you will require an IELTS score of 7.00 or above.
Learning Methods
You will learn through a combination of lectures, class discussions, group work, role-play, directed private study and research.
Assessment Methods
The assessment criteria for each Module can be addressed from a personalised perspective which will allow candidates to explore their academic studies from a work based issue or concern.
Qualifications Gained
If you successfully complete the course you will gain a MA in Lifelong Learning and Professional Development validated by Leeds Metropolitan University.
Progression Opportunities
The qualification will enable you to apply to study at doctorate level at a university
Career Possibilities
Further research or management in an academic context.
CostsPlease call +44 191 226 6323 or email to confirm the fee for this course.
Course costs may be subject to change. These quoted course costs may not apply for Further Education students resident in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland but are applicable to students from England and the remainder of the EU. They do not apply to international students from outside the EEA who should contact our International Office for information on course and other costs (telephone +44 191 226 6323 or email
You will normally have to pay for course items such as stationery, books and equipment. Some courses have placements or visits which may have costs attached.
If you need information on any financial support that may be available to help you with fees or study costs on this course, please see our leaflet entitled ‘Free study and help with study costs’ which is available from Student Services based in Rye Hill House (see contact details below). Student Services can also offer advice and assistance on accessing any financial support that may be available.The fee for this course is £1,050 per academic year.
Unless sponsored by an employer you will be responsible for paying these fees. You will normally also have to pay for course items such as stationery, books and equipment. Some courses have placements or visits which may also have costs attached.
Students on this course are not eligible for any statutory funding or other government financial assistance except Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA). If you have any queries please contact Student Services.
How to Apply
Please complete an application form (available from Student Services – contact details below).
Further InformationIf you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Rye Hill House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.
Student Services is open:
During College term time:
8.30am–6.00pm Monday–Wednesday,
9.30am–6.00pm Thursday,
8.30am–4.30pm Friday.
During College holidays:
8.30am–5.00pm Monday–Wednesday,
9.30am–5.00pm Thursday,
8.30am–4.30pm Friday.
The telephone enquiry service closes at 6.30pm (4.30pm on Fridays).
You can contact us:
In person: Student Services, Rye Hill House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp).

Newcastle College welcomes diversity in its student population – valuing differences in race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, class and age. We actively oppose discrimination, aim to remove all conditions that put people at a disadvantage, strive to improve access and to provide outstanding support.
We are committed to providing an inclusive learning environment. We have produced a Valuing Diversity policy, a Race Equality statement, a Disability Equality Scheme and a Gender Equality Scheme which set out our response to statutory obligations and our approach to the active promotion of equality and diversity. Please discuss your support needs with us and we will make every effort to make adjustments to help you succeed.

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