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Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

Innovation, Skills and Social Change Education with Integrated Foundation Year

Innovation, Skills and Social Change Education with Integrated Foundation Year

Innovation, Skills and Social Change Education with Integrated Foundation Year

International Scholarships available

Overview

A foundation year at Leeds Beckett is an ideal first step into higher education and will fully prepare you for undergraduate study. We are offering our BA (Hons) Innovation & Skills for Social Change degree with an integrated foundation year. If you don't have the required UCAS points to be able to secure a place on the full degree programme, this foundation year will prepare you for academic life at our university.

During the foundation year, you will study four education-related modules. These will introduce you to the subjects included on each of our six routes, from childhood studies and early years with enterprise to race and education.

An additional module will develop the academic and study skills needed to successfully transition from school or the workplace to higher education and on to your full degree programme. You will also learn how to access the extensive resources and support services available here at Leeds Beckett, whether you need a hand locating specialist materials in the Library, or you need advice about personal issues.

During your second, third and fourth years you will study an average of six modules each year. Visit each of the course pages below for details of the modules offered as part of your chosen course.

BA (Hons) Innovation & Skills for Social Change

BA (Hons) Childhood Studies

BA (Hons) Early Years with Enterprise

BA (Hons) Teaching & Education

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

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Course Features

  • 24/7 Library
  • Expert careers service
  • Part-time study available
  • TEF Silver Award
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Entry Requirements

72
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

UCAS Tariff Points: 72 points required.

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

25 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points: 72 points required.

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

25 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Rafina Din

Careers

Rafina Din
Year 4 Teacher Miriam Lord Primary School

BA (Hons) Childhood in the Early Years (Top-Up)

“My degree taught me more than just how to teach fractions. It also taught me how to understand and deal with the challenges that can affect children outside the classroom. This rounded approach has really benefited my career and has made me a much more confident and reflective teacher.

Teaching and learning

Please note, modules in years one, two and three may be subject to change for 2020 entry. Changes will be confirmed in the course specification made available to applicants on this page from March 2019.

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Core Modules

Study the connections between race, culture and society by reflecting on societies with which you are familiar. This module will also look at race as an intersectional category and a social construction that impacts the formations and enactments of culture and society.

This module will introduce you to the range of different careers options within education, childhood and early years. You will cover basic employability skills such as job searching, writing applications and interview skills, and you will learn to identify skills and qualification requirements for your chosen career.

This module will introduce you to life in Higher Education. It will help you transition from different educational, linguistic or vocationally diverse prior learning backgrounds in order to achieve success in your chosen related degree within the Carnegie School of Education.

Study different racisms across the globe, such as, Islamophobia in Germany, anti-Black racism in the USA, anti-Indigenous racism in Canada, anti-Irish racism in England. You will look at defining racisms in different settings by focusing on racialization, systems/structures/processes, interpersonal, institutional, linguistic, societal and cultural dimensions of racisms.

Through peer mentoring or buddying, you will develop confidence and the necessary skills needed to get a head start with life at university. Through group work and collaborative activities, you will reflect on your performance and engagement with the module.

Core Modules

This module provides a comprehensive introduction to both historic and current models, ideologies and approaches, to tackling social need and creating social change globally.

Learn about the factors that motivate communities around the world to participate in social action and to innovate and explore how this helps to improve livelihoods and well-being. You will also have the chance to learn directly from people with lived experiences and from case studies of grassroots movements.

An opportunity to undertake fieldwork to explore, discover and learn from the hidden ingenuity in communities relating to grassroots action, innovation and resilience. You will identify a community you wish to study and work in teams to learn about, and to map its strengths and needs.

Examine the definitions of social innovation and develop an understanding of the discourse and terminology used within the meta-language of social innovation.

Define, manage and reflect on your personal, professional and academic objectives during the course, to begin to explore your own values, journey and development in the social change space, and potentially discover your own purpose in the process.

Core Modules

Learn about the approaches and processes to designing and creating innovations and interventions which help to solve social needs, using collaborative, inclusive approaches, based on sustainable design principles.

Research and review theories, methods and approaches to community learning and development, or "capacity building", for developing capabilities and agency, as well as for raising community aspirations.

Learn about the relevance of frugal approaches for social change, sustainability and inclusion. You will collaborate with communities, stakeholders and partners locally and further afield, to deliver an intervention in Leeds for community learning, capacity building and showcasing hidden grassroots ingenuity.

Research and review theories, methods and approaches to community learning and development, or "capacity building", for developing capabilities and agency, as well as for raising community aspirations.

Explore the role of research in building and analysing social theory and facilitating social change.

Core Modules

Study the core elements of building a sustainable business model for a social/mission-driven organisation, or community business/project, and develop the associated skills, knowledge and reflective practice for implementing the model effectively.

Examine the big picture, "complexity" and "systems", to help identify and analyse the root causes of social problems. You will also explore the nuances of social change to gain an in-depth understanding of the context and strategic forces affecting social need and social change.

Develop a systems mind-set and learn to understand how to disrupt and transform systems and lead change in progressive and sustainable ways, against the backdrop of the changing strategic environment.

Choose your own research focus in an area relating to sustainable social change / innovation, linking it with your individual career aspirations. You will conclude with a Confirmation of Progression Interview, where you will evidence your progress towards the completion of your Major Independent Project and ePortfolio.

Produce a 9,000 word dissertation that demonstrates engagement with the research process, your analytical skills, and the ability to mobilise theory and evidence in synthesising new arguments. As part of the inquiry, you will undertake an external consultancy project or work on your own social innovation/business.

Download 2019/20 Course Spec Download
Core Modules

Study the connections between race, culture and society by reflecting on societies with which you are familiar. This module will also look at race as an intersectional category and a social construction that impacts the formations and enactments of culture and society.

This module will introduce you to the range of different careers options within education, childhood and early years. You will cover basic employability skills such as job searching, writing applications and interview skills, and you will learn to identify skills and qualification requirements for your chosen career.

This module will introduce you to life in Higher Education. It will help you transition from different educational, linguistic or vocationally diverse prior learning backgrounds in order to achieve success in your chosen related degree within the Carnegie School of Education.

Study different racisms across the globe, such as, Islamophobia in Germany, anti-Black racism in the USA, anti-Indigenous racism in Canada, anti-Irish racism in England. You will look at defining racisms in different settings by focusing on racialization, systems/structures/processes, interpersonal, institutional, linguistic, societal and cultural dimensions of racisms.

Through peer mentoring or buddying, you will develop confidence and the necessary skills needed to get a head start with life at university. Through group work and collaborative activities, you will reflect on your performance and engagement with the module.

Core Modules

This module provides a comprehensive introduction to both historic and current models, ideologies and approaches, to tackling social need and creating social change globally.

Learn about the factors that motivate communities around the world to participate in social action and to innovate and explore how this helps to improve livelihoods and well-being. You will also have the chance to learn directly from people with lived experiences and from case studies of grassroots movements.

An opportunity to undertake fieldwork to explore, discover and learn from the hidden ingenuity in communities relating to grassroots action, innovation and resilience. You will identify a community you wish to study and work in teams to learn about, and to map its strengths and needs.

Examine the definitions of social innovation and develop an understanding of the discourse and terminology used within the meta-language of social innovation.

Define, manage and reflect on your personal, professional and academic objectives during the course, to begin to explore your own values, journey and development in the social change space, and potentially discover your own purpose in the process.

Core Modules

Learn about the approaches and processes to designing and creating innovations and interventions which help to solve social needs, using collaborative, inclusive approaches, based on sustainable design principles.

Research and review theories, methods and approaches to community learning and development, or "capacity building", for developing capabilities and agency, as well as for raising community aspirations.

Learn about the relevance of frugal approaches for social change, sustainability and inclusion. You will collaborate with communities, stakeholders and partners locally and further afield, to deliver an intervention in Leeds for community learning, capacity building and showcasing hidden grassroots ingenuity.

Research and review theories, methods and approaches to community learning and development, or "capacity building", for developing capabilities and agency, as well as for raising community aspirations.

Explore the role of research in building and analysing social theory and facilitating social change.

Core Modules

Study the core elements of building a sustainable business model for a social/mission-driven organisation, or community business/project, and develop the associated skills, knowledge and reflective practice for implementing the model effectively.

Examine the big picture, "complexity" and "systems", to help identify and analyse the root causes of social problems. You will also explore the nuances of social change to gain an in-depth understanding of the context and strategic forces affecting social need and social change.

Develop a systems mind-set and learn to understand how to disrupt and transform systems and lead change in progressive and sustainable ways, against the backdrop of the changing strategic environment.

Choose your own research focus in an area relating to sustainable social change / innovation, linking it with your individual career aspirations. You will conclude with a Confirmation of Progression Interview, where you will evidence your progress towards the completion of your Major Independent Project and ePortfolio.

Produce a 9,000 word dissertation that demonstrates engagement with the research process, your analytical skills, and the ability to mobilise theory and evidence in synthesising new arguments. As part of the inquiry, you will undertake an external consultancy project or work on your own social innovation/business.

Professor Shirley-Anne Tate
Professor Shirley-Anne Tate
Professor

As a Cultural Sociologist, Professor Tate is a qualitative researcher interested in intersectional thinking. In her writing, research and teaching she draws on Black feminist, gender, critical ‘race’, queer, post colonial and Caribbean decolonial theory within her overall focus on Black Atlantic diaspora studies and emerging identifications.

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Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 201920 on this course is £1541.60 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £77.08. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 201920 on this course is £2000 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £100. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Facilities

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

Location

Headingley Campus

Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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