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Mitigation and Extensions – Access Courses

Mitigating Circumstances or Mitigation is the process by which Harlow College makes allowance for any matter or circumstance which may have seriously affected your performance in an assessment element(s) (including an element(s) submitted for re-assessment). Before completing this form refer to the Academic regulation on the Qube.
Download Mitigating Circumstances Reporting Form

Requesting an Extension is the process by which Harlow College makes allowance for any matter or circumstance which may have seriously affected your ability to meet the published assessment deadline.
Download Extension Request Form

Funding Your Course

If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.

About the course

If you ever wanted to be a teacher or work in the education profession then this course is for you. 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 days a week 9.30am to 3.00pm

Entry requirements

Level 2 English and/or Maths.

We will consider exceptions to this requirement, subject to any other qualifications or evidence of the required competencies.

Who is it suitable for?

Please note: there is no upper age limit for this course.

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 university

Ungraded Modules

HE Study Skills (Level 3, 9 credits)

Application of Number - Calculations  (Level 2, 3 credits)

Application of Number - Interpreting and Presenting Information (Level 2, 3 credits)

Graded Modules

Research: Extended Writing Project (Level 3, 6 credits)

Effective and Reflective Practice (Level 3, 3 credits)

Multicultural Education (Level 3, 3 credits)

Special Educational Needs (Level 3, 3 credits)

Research Planning (Level 3, 3 credits)

Supporting Work in the Classroom Practical (Level 3, 6 credits)

Safeguarding Children (Level 3, 6 credits)

Education - Inequalities and Achievement (Level 3, 3 credits)

A Medical Condition (Level 3, 3 credits)

Introduction to English Language Analysis – English Language Unit 1 (Level 3, 6 credits)

Psychology and Education  (Level 3, 3 credits)

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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