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This course will be in line with the current T-level course in Early Years to give the Access to HE learners a similar experience in a shorter time frame. Students graduating from this course will be able to apply to different professional roles and or progress onto Early years in Education Foundation Degree or Early Childhood Studies BA such as advertised at Anglia Ruskin University.

This Access to HE Diploma is to include a two week placement at minimum. This will be optional for the Access course but highly recommended.

The Course will give learners a great foundation of knowledge and confidence to go onto the next level of education such as HNC, Degree apprenticeship or university.

The one year intensive course prepares them for the fast pace intensive nature of courses. 


2.5 days per week for 30 weeks

*The department recognises that a large number of students have care or parental responsibilities and makes allowances to ensure these demands can continue to be met by learners.

Entry requirements

Maths and English at Grade 4 or C or above

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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Core modules

Mandatory ungraded:

  • Core HE Study Skills – Research
  • Core HE Study Skills – Presentation and Reflection

Further ungraded: 

  • Critical Thinking and Communication Skills
  • HE Study and Digital Skills
  • Education Practice and Theory

Optional modules

  • Sociological Research
  • Curriculum Frameworks
  • Practical Childcare Skills
  • Psychological Research Methods
  • Ethics
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Education Inequalities and Achievement
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • Nutrition and Diversity
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Working with Families

How will I be assessed?

Reports, Essays, Presentations, Project Work, Portfolio work, Assessments, Exams.