If you'd like to move into Primary, Secondary or Post-Compulsory Teaching and study for a degree but don't have the qualifications you need, then this Access to HE Diploma (Educational Studies) could be for you.
Access programmes are designed to prepare you for study on a wide variety of degree programmes and are developed with the support of Higher Education Institutions. Our courses provide a Level 3 qualification, which prepares you for life on a degree programme. All our courses run at times to fit around family commitments and you get free car parking and access to our childcare voucher scheme.
The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a full level 3 qualification, recognised and accepted by most Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) as one of the main routes into university for adult learners who do not have the qualifications required to enter HE. Each year around 30,000 learners in the UK take Access programmes and many go on to succeed in HE and embark on life changing new careers.
To be awarded the Access to HE Diploma students must achieve units totaling 60 credits, 45 credits are from graded units at Level 3 and 15 credits are from ungraded units at Level 2 or 3.
The QAA Access to HE Diploma is awarded by One Awards and recognised for entry to Higher Education courses across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Study for free
Get the employment edge without worrying about up front fees. If you’re over 19 years old, you may be eligible to study for free if you don't already hold a Level 3 qualification or you are on eligible benefits. You can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan to cover the course fees, if you then go onto complete a higher education degree course, the remaining balance of your loan, including any interest, will be ‘written off’, which means you won’t have to pay it back. To find out more click here.
The Diploma consists of 4 academic subject sets:
- English language and literature
- Education theory and practice
- Education studies
Upon applying for the Diploma you will need to have an interview and complete initial assessments for maths, English and comprehension at one of our enrolment events, before being accepted on the course.
You will need five GCSE grades A* to C including English, maths and a science (or equivalent). You will also need to secure a placement for a minimum of 3 hours per week to last the duration of the programme.