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General Pathway – Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education)

If you want to study an education related subject at undergraduate level, but you are not sure which area you would like to work in, this could be the ideal course for you. Offering a balance of educational practice, theory and childhood studies, this is the perfect programme for those who want to gain a valuable insight into the world of education.

Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to have A-levels to get into university. If you do not have traditional qualifications, an Access to HE Diploma is an alternative route. The diploma is widely accepted by UK universities and promises to prepare you for the demands of higher education. Furthermore, it has been specially crafted to suit the needs of those who have been out of education for some time.

As a distance learning course, this qualification offers you freedom with your studies. First of all, you are not required to wait until September to get started. You can start straight away or begin studying at a time that suits you the most. Secondly, you are not required to attend classes.

How long it takes you to complete your Access course really depends upon how much time you are able to dedicate to your studies. The programmes are designed to give you the flexibility to study at times that are suitable for you, and to fit your studies around your other commitments. The maximum time you have to complete your Diploma is outlined in your Individual Learning Plan (ILP). The minimum time you can complete your Access course is six months.

How does my Access to HE Diploma work?

The Access to HE Diploma works just like any other qualification, except you don’t have to attend classes. We will provide you with online course materials which are easy to understand and offer you a broad range of additional information to support your learning. You will also be put in touch with our expert tutors. These tutors will be beside you every step of the way and will be contactable via our online platform, PEARL, email or phone.

The flexibility we offer makes it possible for people to pursue their education goals. Also, dedicated tutors and a network of supportive, likeminded students are all just a click away.

How will my Access to HE Diploma be assessed?

When you complete an assessed piece of work, you will need to complete and return to one of our tutors. Tutors will then mark the work, grade it and return it to you. They will also provide useful feedback and offer advice on how to improve next time. These assignments will provide the evidence which is required for us to award you with a number of credits. The Access to HE Diploma is a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification, regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). To secure your Access to HE Diploma you must first achieve 60 learning credits. It is worth noting that 45 of these credits are taken from graded units which are concerned with academic subject content. The other 15 credits are earned by completing ungraded units which are included to help you to develop your study skills.

What happens after the Access to HE Diploma?

On completion of your Access to HE Diploma, you should feel confident and prepared to apply for a position at the university of your choice. Most students who study towards this diploma choose to study in an education related field.

Once you have your undergraduate degree under your belt, there is nothing to stop you pursuing a career in any number of areas. Many students go on to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by studying towards and undergraduate degree or a PGCE, but just because you study education, it doesn’t mean you need to be a teacher. After graduation you will be able to choose from an exciting range of career opportunities. These could include but are not limited to:

  • Charity work
  • Local government work
  • Education in museums and prisons
  • Nurseries and early years
  • Social and youth work
  • Education business and commerce
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We also allow you to choose whether you want to study your course via the traditional paper based method or online study where you have access to all your course materials immediately. When you proceed through the checkout process you will be given the option to select your preferred method of study.

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If you opt to study via the paper based method there is an additional postage charge which will be highlighted during the checkout. (Royal Mail First Class = £10 per course or Royal Mail Second Class = £5 per course).

Is there government funding available for doing this course?

Yes, there is Government funding available for doing this course...

You can choose to fund this course privately, yourself, or you could get a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. Stonebridge has partnered with Dimensions Training Solutions, who are accountable to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Ofsted, to provide this course with Government backed funding. Through Dimensions Training Solutions, you can access your 19+ Advanced Learner Loan, if you meet the criteria. The two main conditions are:

  • You need to be aged 19 or over
  • You need to be a UK citizen.

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** All Access to Higher Education Diplomas on the Stonebridge website are delivered by Dimensions Training Solutions.

Dimensions Training Solutions are rated "Good" by Ofsted

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