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Access to Higher Education Diploma – Education, Teaching and Childhood Studies – Flexible Learning

Start Dates

2017 Saturday (provisional) dates: Feb 25, Mar 18, May 13, June 17, July 29, Aug 26, Oct 7, Nov 11, Dec 9.
2018 Saturday (provisional) dates:
Jan 13, Feb 17, March 24, April 21.

About the course

A new flexible approach to learning. Start in the New Year and you could be starting university the following year! Blended learning suits your lifestyle – it's a mixture of attending College (monthly Saturdays and evenings, for individual support), online learning via our Virtual Learning Environment, support via email and telephone, plus one-to-one tutorials.

This Education, Teaching and Childhood Studies pathway provides a wide knowledge and understanding of the UK Education System. It will prepare you for study on any teaching/education related university course. The Access diploma will give you a solid grounding for when you commence your university degree, (BA, BSc), Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma.

Entry requirements

Level 2 English and Level 2 Maths (or working towards).
We will consider exceptions to this requirement, subject to any other qualifications or evidence of the required competencies.

How much does it cost?

Fees apply to this course. If you're aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.
Contact Us or call 01279 868100 to get the most up-to-date info on fees and the financial support that may be available.

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Why study?

You will have an assigned tutor for your chosen subject and during induction you will be given a detailed plan of the course and process for assessment. You will be certificated at the end of the course and it will equate to two A levels and enable you to start a degree in your chosen subject. Support will be given on how and where to apply to university.

Where will this course take me?

Teacher in Early years or Secondary Education

Nursery/School Leadership

Progession to higher education

Core modules

  • Academic Writing Skills
  • English Oral Communication
  • Study Skills
  • Research Planning and Project
  • Application of Number-Interpreting and Presenting
  • Application of Number Calculations 

Optional modules

  • The Study of Literary and Non Literary Texts
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Classroom Organisational issues
  • Cells and Cell Activities
  • Effective and Reflective Practice
  • Human Reproductive and health Related Issues
  • Multicultural Education
  • Special Educational needs
  • Supporting Work in the Classroom Practical
  • Supporting Work in the Classroom Theory

How will I be assessed?

Various, including:

  • Essay
  • Report
  • Presentations
  • Chart analysis
  • Use of software
  • Discussion
  • Exams

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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