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.


1 year – 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.

Awarding body


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
Ask Us a question about this course