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

About the course

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.


3/4 days a week 9.30am to 3.00pm

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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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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