A blog for students on the FDLT at the University of Northampton

at Leicester and UN

Applying for BALT


If you have any questions or would like to discuss your application please contact the Admissions Tutor, Jean Edwards.

(email: jean.edwards@northampton.ac.uk)


The BALT course will be taught in these locations for the cohort starting in September 2019:

Waterside Campus, UN on Mondays

Devonshire Place, Leicester on Wednesdays

The course starts in week beginning 9th September 2019.

The BA Learning and Teaching (Top-Up) is designed as a ‘top-up’ to the FDLT to take students to Honours Degree level. It is a full time course taught on one day a week. This is a level 6 programme designed to follow on from a Foundation Degree for Teaching Assistants. Students examine issues and debates surrounding education and on successful completion can apply to Qualified Teacher Status programmes, or undertake careers such as learning mentors.

The UCAS code is X3TU.

Course Modules

1.PDT 3001- Issues of Equality in Educational Settings

2.PDT 3002 – Professional Practice in Education

3.PDT 3003- Debates in Learning and Teaching

4.PDT 3004- Research Methods in Education

5.PDT 4001- Individual Dissertation

Further Information

For specific queries about BALT please contact the Admissions Tutor Jean Edwards (jean.edwards@northampton.ac.uk)

Open Events 2018/19

Waterside Campus, University of Northampton
(University Drive, Northampton, NN1 5PH)

Friday 28th June

Saturday 13th July

Saturday 17th August

More information on our website here.

Devonshire Place, Leicester, (78 London Road, Leicester LE2 0RA)

These take place from 4pm to 5pm.

Monday April 29th.


Please contact jean.edwards@northampton.ac.uk for more information, to book a place or just come along.

One Comment

  1. Hi Jean
    With reference to applying for BALT (Part time) next year. I believe I am required to provide a letter from my head. Can you please advise if there is a template for this or what he is required to include.
    Thank you
    Helen Williams

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