Access to Higher Education Diploma: Education (Distance Learning)

Subject Area Access to Higher Education: Education
Course Type Adult Learning
Start Date September 2021
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Access to Higher Education Diploma: Education (Distance Learning)

Are you looking to do a degree in teaching or childhood studies or childhood education?

This Access to Higher Education Diploma in Education is a distance learning opportunity which allows you to gain the qualifications you need to progress on to University from the convenience of your own home and is well suited to those who work full time or have young children.

You will use our online learning platform that includes innovative, interesting lessons along with full support from a personal tutor. This pathway consists of core subjects in Educational Theory, Practice and Childhood Studies. 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 to ensure this course is right for you. Funding is available for this course via an Advanced Learner Loan. Progression and completion of a subsequent foundation degree, will mean this loan does not need to be repaid

  • 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).

Upon successful completion you could progress to study related foundation degrees at University Centre South Devon.

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Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in Maths
  • You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in English
  • You should have a genuine interest in this subject
What will I learn?
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  • Safeguarding in Education Disability and Special Educational Needs

  • Psychology of Education

  • Introduction to Planning for the Classroom

  • Managing Behaviour in the Classroom

  • The Psychology of Learning Theories of Child Development

Course Applications

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DatesSeptember 2021

This course costs: £

If you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.

This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).

You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.

To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.


"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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