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Teaching & Learning Pathway - Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education)

Perfect for those wishing to pursue a degree course in education, this Access to HE Diploma comprises modules in childhood studies, education practice and theory, and education studies. The course has been expertly designed and specifically tailored towards learners who have been out of education for an extended period of time.

An Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) – Teaching and Learning Pathway qualification is unique in the way it hones in on teaching and learning in the classroom. This course structure gives students a distinct opportunity to understand how a classroom environment functions. It also educates them about the principles and ethics involved in teaching.

Once you have enrolled, you can begin studying towards your diploma right away. When completing a distance learning course, you do not have to wait for September to come around, or even attend classes. Simply find a quiet spot, at a time that suits you, and access your entire course from your computer. Distance learning has been designed to fit around your life, not the other way around. This study method even makes re-entering education possible for people with busy work and family lives.

How does my Access to HE Diploma work?

Enjoy studying more than ever with our easily accessible online course materials. Interactive and easy to follow, all of our programmes can be broken down into manageable, bitesize units. What’s more is that every student will have access to our Stonebridge tutors who will help them along the way. Whether you need to discuss an assignment, you don’t understand something or you just need some moral support, a tutor is only a phone call or an email away.

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. 

There’s a lot to learn, but you won’t be alone. Log on to our unique platform, PEARL, and share thoughts and ideas with your fellow students and support each other along the way.

How will my Access to HE Diploma be assessed?

Each assignment brief outlines what the learner is required to do along with guidance specific to each unit. Once you have completed each piece of work you should send it off to your tutor, who will mark it and provide constructive feedback. It is important to pay close attention to this feedback and keep the comments in mind when you are completing your next piece of work. By taking the advice on board you should show clear improvement as you move through the modules. The Access to HE Diploma is regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). In order to achieve the nationally recognised Access to HE Diploma you must achieve 60 credits in total. Of the 60 credits that make up your Level 3 diploma, 45 are taken from graded units which are concerned with academic subject content. The other 15 credits are drawn from ungraded units which work to help you to develop your study skills.

What happens after the Access to HE Diploma?

After completing your Access to HE Diploma, you will be in good stead to enrol on an undergraduate degree course. This specific qualification would be particularly suited to a teaching and learning related degree programme. On successful completion of your degree, you will be in good stead to apply for number of exciting and fulfilling jobs. If you do want to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and your undergraduate degree course does not include QTS, you will have to enrol on a PGCE course. If you decide not to follow this path, there are still plenty of other career choices for you to consider, such as:

  • Social work
  • Youth work
  • Local government
  • Tutoring
  • Charity work
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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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