BA in Professional Development (BAPD)

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2-6 years depending on level of entry


30 Nov 2018


Distance Learning


Monthly Fee: $500**
Full Fee: $17,700
(+VAT, if applicable)

The course is suitable for people from a wide range of backgrounds, including management, administration, tertiary education, community learning, social work and health who work in public, private or third sector contexts.

In addition to a general award of BA Professional Development, the course has named awards in the following areas:

  • BA Professional Development in Leadership and Management
  • BA Professional Development in Community Engagement
  • BA Professional Development in Volunteer Management

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This bachelor degree will help you to develop more effective practice in your profession as you will be required to study your own; learn to explore ways in which you can test new ideas and debate modules of continuing professional development, applying them to your own circumstances.

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The course has flexible entry and exit points allowing you to enter at a level appropriate to your level of education and experience. You are encouraged to seek credit for prior formal learning and for experience. Recognition of experiential learning is available for up to 50% of the level to which you are applying.

  • for entry to level 1, you need 3 Highers or equivalent
  • for entry to level 2 you need the equivalent of 120 credits
  • for entry to level 3, the equivalent of 240 credits

English Language Requirement is IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)

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Career Path

The BA Professional Development course is a work based course designed to widen access to learning from a range of professional contexts including management, administration, further education, community engagement, social work and health, in public, voluntary and private sector agencies.


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