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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) - General Pathway

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  • Accreditation by Open College Network West Midlands
  • 19 units

Learning with us…

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

Unit 1: Preparing To Study

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how study is organised and planned
  • Understand how to apply theories of learning in relation to personal approaches to learning
  • Understand a range of constraints upon study
  • Understand the importance of assessment feedback.

Unit 2: Academic Writing Skills 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to write with relevance in responding to an academic task.
  • Know how to interpret and discuss concepts and debates in responding to a set, academic writing task.
  • Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas.
  • Understand the role of reference, allusion and paraphrase to avoid plagiarism.

Unit 3: Preparing a Written Assignment   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to use key information sources.
  • Understand why sources are acknowledged and referenced.
  • Understand a range of reading strategies.
  • Understand note-making methods.
  • Understand how to plan draft and produce a written assignment.

Unit 4: Independent Research 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to plan a piece of research on an approved subject area.
  • Be able to collect research material from different sources
  • Be able to use data to substantiate an argument
  • Be able to record sources of information
  • Be able to present research findings

Unit 5: An Introduction to Classroom Teaching

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Plan and prepare for teaching within the National Curriculum.
  • Understand the importance of classroom design.

Unit 6: Progressing to Higher Education

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand potential next steps in education.
  • Understand key sources of information relevant to HE application.
  • Understand personal HE opportunities.
  • Understand the financial implications of further study.
  • Know how to apply for a course

Unit 7: Theories of Child Development

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand Piaget’s theory of development
  • Understand the major criticisms of Piaget’s work in child development. 
  • Understand alternative theories of development. 
  • Understand how stages of development link to practical situations. 


Unit 8: Behaviour Problems in the Classroom

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Recognise anti-social behaviour
  • Recognise anti-institutional behaviour
  • Understand the formal discipline processes/procedures of a school
  • Understand the informal methods of implementing discipline within a classroom setting
  • Understand some of the underlying causes of behavioural problems as displayed in the classroom


Unit 9: Roles, Responsibilities & Relationships in Education

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the teacher/trainer
  • Understand the need to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment
  • Understand the professional relationships between teachers and trainers engaged in education

Unit 10: Human Nutrition & the Digestive System

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the structure and functions of the organs of the digestive system.
  • Understand nutrients and their sources.
  • Understand how diet may influence health.

Unit 11: The Human Musculo-Skeletal System

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand anatomical terminology
  • Understand the skeletal system and locomotion
  • Understand the muscular system

Unit 12: Human Reproduction, Growth & Development 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the structure and function of the human reproductive system
  • Understand how hormones regulate the reproductive tract throughout life
  • Understand the sequence of events from conception to puberty

Unit 13: Theories of Cognitive Development & Learning

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Have knowledge of theories of cognitive development
  • Understand learning theory
  • Have knowledge of the application of theories of learning and cognitive development to classroom practice

Unit 14: Child Protection 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to plan action learning relating to child protection
  • Understand areas of anti discriminatory practice and core social work values relating to child protection
  • Understand legal and policy frameworks relating to child protection.
  • Understand and explore relevant theoretical perspectives relating to child protection that inform practice.
  • Understand skills relating to working in child protection that inform practice.

Unit 15: Understanding the Intellectual & Language Development of Children aged birth to eight years

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the stages of intellectual development of children.
  • Understand the stages of language development of children.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of communicating with young children.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of factors, which affect intellectual and language development in children.

Unit 16: Play

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Define ‘play’.
  • Show knowledge of stages of play.
  • Show knowledge of life stage theory.
  • Understand the ways in which children learn through play.

Unit 17: Introduction to Teaching & Learning

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand models of teaching and learning.
  • Understand ‘blocks’ to learning.
  • Understand curriculum planning and lesson planning.


Unit 18: Child Development & Management of Pupil Behaviour

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be aware of the physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social development of the child.
  • Understand the main aspects of social and emotional development.
  • Know factors which may affect pupil development and behaviour.
  • Know methods for managing pupil behaviour.


Unit 19: The Developing Child 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Display knowledge of the process of Child Development.
  • Display knowledge of theories of cognition and socialisation.
  • Display knowledge of studies and debates over the concept of intelligence.
  • Understand processes of developing psychological schemas.

 

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What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £96.00).
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Learning with us…

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

Unit 1: Preparing To Study

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how study is organised and planned
  • Understand how to apply theories of learning in relation to personal approaches to learning
  • Understand a range of constraints upon study
  • Understand the importance of assessment feedback.

Unit 2: Academic Writing Skills 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to write with relevance in responding to an academic task.
  • Know how to interpret and discuss concepts and debates in responding to a set, academic writing task.
  • Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas.
  • Understand the role of reference, allusion and paraphrase to avoid plagiarism.

Unit 3: Preparing a Written Assignment   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to use key information sources.
  • Understand why sources are acknowledged and referenced.
  • Understand a range of reading strategies.
  • Understand note-making methods.
  • Understand how to plan draft and produce a written assignment.

Unit 4: Independent Research 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to plan a piece of research on an approved subject area.
  • Be able to collect research material from different sources
  • Be able to use data to substantiate an argument
  • Be able to record sources of information
  • Be able to present research findings

Unit 5: An Introduction to Classroom Teaching

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Plan and prepare for teaching within the National Curriculum.
  • Understand the importance of classroom design.

Unit 6: Progressing to Higher Education

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand potential next steps in education.
  • Understand key sources of information relevant to HE application.
  • Understand personal HE opportunities.
  • Understand the financial implications of further study.
  • Know how to apply for a course

Unit 7: Theories of Child Development

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand Piaget’s theory of development
  • Understand the major criticisms of Piaget’s work in child development. 
  • Understand alternative theories of development. 
  • Understand how stages of development link to practical situations. 


Unit 8: Behaviour Problems in the Classroom

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Recognise anti-social behaviour
  • Recognise anti-institutional behaviour
  • Understand the formal discipline processes/procedures of a school
  • Understand the informal methods of implementing discipline within a classroom setting
  • Understand some of the underlying causes of behavioural problems as displayed in the classroom


Unit 9: Roles, Responsibilities & Relationships in Education

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the teacher/trainer
  • Understand the need to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment
  • Understand the professional relationships between teachers and trainers engaged in education

Unit 10: Human Nutrition & the Digestive System

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the structure and functions of the organs of the digestive system.
  • Understand nutrients and their sources.
  • Understand how diet may influence health.

Unit 11: The Human Musculo-Skeletal System

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand anatomical terminology
  • Understand the skeletal system and locomotion
  • Understand the muscular system

Unit 12: Human Reproduction, Growth & Development 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the structure and function of the human reproductive system
  • Understand how hormones regulate the reproductive tract throughout life
  • Understand the sequence of events from conception to puberty

Unit 13: Theories of Cognitive Development & Learning

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Have knowledge of theories of cognitive development
  • Understand learning theory
  • Have knowledge of the application of theories of learning and cognitive development to classroom practice

Unit 14: Child Protection 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to plan action learning relating to child protection
  • Understand areas of anti discriminatory practice and core social work values relating to child protection
  • Understand legal and policy frameworks relating to child protection.
  • Understand and explore relevant theoretical perspectives relating to child protection that inform practice.
  • Understand skills relating to working in child protection that inform practice.

Unit 15: Understanding the Intellectual & Language Development of Children aged birth to eight years

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the stages of intellectual development of children.
  • Understand the stages of language development of children.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of communicating with young children.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of factors, which affect intellectual and language development in children.

Unit 16: Play

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Define ‘play’.
  • Show knowledge of stages of play.
  • Show knowledge of life stage theory.
  • Understand the ways in which children learn through play.

Unit 17: Introduction to Teaching & Learning

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand models of teaching and learning.
  • Understand ‘blocks’ to learning.
  • Understand curriculum planning and lesson planning.


Unit 18: Child Development & Management of Pupil Behaviour

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be aware of the physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social development of the child.
  • Understand the main aspects of social and emotional development.
  • Know factors which may affect pupil development and behaviour.
  • Know methods for managing pupil behaviour.


Unit 19: The Developing Child 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Display knowledge of the process of Child Development.
  • Display knowledge of theories of cognition and socialisation.
  • Display knowledge of studies and debates over the concept of intelligence.
  • Understand processes of developing psychological schemas.

 

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £96.00).
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