Menu

Access to HE Diploma (Education Professions)

Print Page

On the Education Access pathway you will study biology, education studies, English language and literature to coincide with the national curriculum.

You will gain a range of learning experiences including analysing historical texts and literary works and conducting practical experiments in biology. 

What I'll learn

This pathway offers the chance to progress on to studying teaching. The subjects studied are National Curriculum subjects: history, human biology and literary studies. These provide the student with a range of subjects based around the National Curriculum. Students will enjoy a range of learning experiences including close analysis of primary historical texts and works of English literature and conducting practical experiments in biology. There will be the opportunity to gain GCSE maths and English as part of your programme.

You will learn through a variety of teaching methods. Credits are gained for a variety of tasks such as quizzes, case studies, essays, reports and presentations, and timed assessments. If you do not already have relevant work experience you will be encouraged and expected to seek a voluntary placement to gain relevant workplace experience to support your higher education application.

 

How I'll learn

You will learn through a variety of teaching methods. Credits are gained for a variety of tasks such as quizzes, case studies, essays, reports and presentations, and timed assessments. If you do not already have relevant work experience you will be encouraged and expected to seek a voluntary placement to gain relevant workplace experience to support your higher education application.

 

How I'll be assessed

Assessment is via a combination of exams (approximately 30%) and coursework (approximately 70%).

 

Entry Requirements

To apply for a place on the Access to HE course, there are no requirements in terms of prior academic qualifications.

However, applicants must be over 19 and have been out of full-time education for a year. You are required to sit an initial maths and English assessment to determine if your level of literacy and numeracy is sufficiently high to cope with a Level 3 course. The outcome of this might be that an applicant is advised to complete maths and/or English at GCSE before being considered for the Access course.

On the other hand, if an applicant scores well on the initial test, it is possible to do maths and/ or English alongside the Access diploma, but please note that this is a substantial workload.

 

How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.)

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.