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

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  • Accreditation by Open College Network West Midlands
  • 19 units
  • 600 notional learning hours
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education)

Perfect for those wishing to pursue a degree course in education, this Access to HE Diploma comprises units 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 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 course is six months, on average learners complete their course within 8 to 9 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 nuits. 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

Qualification: Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education)

On successful completion of the Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) you will receive a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma at level 3 (QAA ref: (400/0388/7). This course has also been assigned 60 credits.

Requirements for Entry

Learners must have a GCSE in Maths and English (or an equivalent), a relevant nvq at level 2 or above and aspire to study an Education related degree at university.

Access to Higher Education Diplomas are widely accepted as an alternative to 'A Levels' for University admission. The programmes have a track record of success in helping students to gain admission to University.

Learners should, however, be aware that Universities each apply their own admissions criteria, and these vary broadly depending on the reputation and popularity of the university and of the degree programme that relates to your area of interest.

These ‘variable’ admission criteria may include but are not limited to:

  1. Achievement of a certain amount of Access to HE Diploma units at Merit or above.
  2. Successful completion of a face-to-face interview at the University
  3. Successful completion of literacy and numeracy assessments by the University.
  4. Completion of specific unpaid  ‘work experience’ or a previous ‘job role’.
  5. Prior attainment of GCSE English,Maths and/or Science – or equivalents, such as Functional/Key Skills at Level 2, NVQ Certificate in a related subject at Level 2.

It is vitally important that each student investigates the entry requirements of a range of universities that they could practically attend to determine if the diploma and unit choices within meet each set of entry requirements. 

Students should complete this exercise as early as possible so that they can plan for which establishment they will be applying to, and start to work towards it.

Whilst we have the fullest confidence that the Access to Higher Education Diplomas are compliant and perfectly sufficient to form part of a University application, DTS will not be able to accept any liability for the inability of any Access to Higher Education learner to secure an offer from a Higher Education establishment due to the ‘variables’ involved.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

 

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

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: 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 8: 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 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: Disability

On completion of this unit you will:

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

Unit 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 15: Sociology of Education 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of education as a socializing agency.
  • Understand the roles of education in contemporary society.
  • Understand the sociological explanations of labelling and the use of stereotypes.
  • Understand the concept of meritocracy.

Unit 16: Influences on Educational Achievement

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the influence of socio- economic background on educational achievement
  • Understand the influence of gender on educational achievement
  • Understand the influence of ethnicity on educational achievement

Unit 17: The Psychology of Learning 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a range of theories of learning.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different learning and teaching styles.

Unit 18: Behavioural Studies 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the learning process.
  • Have knowledge of a range of theoretical perspectives in relation to children’s learning and development.

 

 

 

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)
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education)

Perfect for those wishing to pursue a degree course in education, this Access to HE Diploma comprises units 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 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 course is six months, on average learners complete their course within 8 to 9 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 nuits. 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

Qualification: Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education)

On successful completion of the Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) you will receive a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma at level 3 (QAA ref: (400/0388/7). This course has also been assigned 60 credits.

Requirements for Entry

Learners must have a GCSE in Maths and English (or an equivalent), a relevant nvq at level 2 or above and aspire to study an Education related degree at university.

Access to Higher Education Diplomas are widely accepted as an alternative to 'A Levels' for University admission. The programmes have a track record of success in helping students to gain admission to University.

Learners should, however, be aware that Universities each apply their own admissions criteria, and these vary broadly depending on the reputation and popularity of the university and of the degree programme that relates to your area of interest.

These ‘variable’ admission criteria may include but are not limited to:

  1. Achievement of a certain amount of Access to HE Diploma units at Merit or above.
  2. Successful completion of a face-to-face interview at the University
  3. Successful completion of literacy and numeracy assessments by the University.
  4. Completion of specific unpaid  ‘work experience’ or a previous ‘job role’.
  5. Prior attainment of GCSE English,Maths and/or Science – or equivalents, such as Functional/Key Skills at Level 2, NVQ Certificate in a related subject at Level 2.

It is vitally important that each student investigates the entry requirements of a range of universities that they could practically attend to determine if the diploma and unit choices within meet each set of entry requirements. 

Students should complete this exercise as early as possible so that they can plan for which establishment they will be applying to, and start to work towards it.

Whilst we have the fullest confidence that the Access to Higher Education Diplomas are compliant and perfectly sufficient to form part of a University application, DTS will not be able to accept any liability for the inability of any Access to Higher Education learner to secure an offer from a Higher Education establishment due to the ‘variables’ involved.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

 

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

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: 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 8: 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 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: Disability

On completion of this unit you will:

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

Unit 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 15: Sociology of Education 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of education as a socializing agency.
  • Understand the roles of education in contemporary society.
  • Understand the sociological explanations of labelling and the use of stereotypes.
  • Understand the concept of meritocracy.

Unit 16: Influences on Educational Achievement

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the influence of socio- economic background on educational achievement
  • Understand the influence of gender on educational achievement
  • Understand the influence of ethnicity on educational achievement

Unit 17: The Psychology of Learning 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a range of theories of learning.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different learning and teaching styles.

Unit 18: Behavioural Studies 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the learning process.
  • Have knowledge of a range of theoretical perspectives in relation to children’s learning and development.

 

 

 

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)
Enrol now for just £19.99
Offer ends Tuesday 26th March

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