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Access to Higher Education Diploma: Childhood and Education Studies (Distance Learning)

Are you looking to do a degree in childhood and education studies? This is a distance learning opportunity to gain qualifications you need to progress on to University in the convenience of your own home.
You may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for your course fees, which you will not have to repay if you progress to University and complete your degree.

Our course is well suited to those who work full time or have young children but still aspire to achieve their best. This is an online learning platform that includes innovative, interesting lessons and full support from a personal tutor.
Although proposed as a two year course, it can be completed within one year.

This pathway consists of 4 core subjects in Educational Theory, Childhood Studies, Education Practice and Education Studies. This pathway would suit you if you are looking to progress onto a Childhood studies or Teaching Degree. Alongside 4 core academic subjects, you will also receive training in Study skills; support in academic writing, as well as walking you through the UCAS application process. Check the website of your chosen university for their entry requirements.

• It is desirable if you have a clear idea of the university course that you would like to apply for.
• Please check your HE institute choice/s for their entry requirements.
• Both maths and English GCSE grade 4 (or equivalent) are required for all Access Diplomas (exceptions will be considered if you do not need this criteria in order to progress to your selected Higher Education Institute).

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"The course was local and exactly what I needed to further my career. When I opened my results I felt so happy and very proud of myself, gaining a first was a result of both the hard work and the guidance I received from the course team. I can now fulfil my ambition of opening a kindergarten abroad."Ben Steadman

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