About the course

This course is ideal if you are a professional working in the lifelong learning sector in a range of contexts. This includes exploring the history, the present and the possible futures of lifelong learning at degree level. The degree is validated by Canterbury Christ Church University. The course is delivered one evening a week over two years on a part-time basis.

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How to apply

What you will study

  • History of lifelong learning
  • Learning and sustainable development
  • Learning from experience
  • The reflective practitioner
  • Orientation and research
  • Approaches to research and professional development individual study


  • Assessment methods are varied and include practical work, assignments, essays, presentations and a dissertation

Entry requirements

  • GCSEs - grades A* - C / 9 - 4 in English and maths
  • Cert. Ed/DTLLS/DET Teacher Training Certificate
  • Enhanced DBS clearance

Costs and loans

  • You can apply for a student loan for this course

Moving forward

  • MA Professional Learning and Education
  • Employment in the lifelong learning sector

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