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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) - Teaching English Pathway

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  • Accreditation by Open College Network West Midlands
  • 19 units
  • 600 notional learning hours

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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education)

Do you have a passion for the written word? Do you also aspire to be a teacher? If the answer to both of these questions is yes, this could be the perfect course for you. The Access to HE Diploma (Education) – Teaching English Pathway combines teaching units and literature and language units, allowing students to gain insight into the world of teaching English.

As a whole, this Access to HE Diploma appeals to students who wish to pursue teaching, but have a specific interest in English literature and language. It combines everything from units in behaviour problems in the classroom and child development, to the study of a novel and understanding drama. The qualification has been specifically designed to suit learners who have been away from education for some time.

Unlike traditional courses, you do not have to wait until September to enrol on this Access to HE Diploma. You will be given an individual learning plan that clearly outlines the deadlines you will need to work towards. As you don’t have any classes to worry about attending, you can easily fit this online Access to HE Diploma around your other commitments and responsibilities, such as work and family.
 

How does my Access to HE Diploma work?

Using the engaging, interactive and easily digestible course materials that you will be provided with studying has never been easier. Simply enrol online and you will be given unlimited access to online learning rooms, which you can access anywhere, anytime. What’s more is that each student will have the support of tutors along the way. Log on to the online learnign environment, call or email a tutor when you need motivation, advice or even just a little bit of encouragement.

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 6 months, on average learners complete their course within 8 to 9 months (the maximum time allowed to complete your diploma is 2 years).

The early units in your course are designed to equip you with the study skills required to plan and manage your time effectively.
 

How will my Access to HE Diploma be assessed?

Your Access to HE Diploma can be broken down into a number of units. Each manageable module will require you to complete an assignment, which should then be returned to your tutor. Once your tutor has marked the work, they will return it to you along with useful feedback and suggestions for improvement. The required assignments will provide us with the evidence needed to award you with credits. The Access to HE Diploma is a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification, regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). To successfully achieve the Access to HE Diploma you must accumulate 60 credits in total. In total, 45 of these credits are taken from graded units which are concerned with academic subject content. The remaining 15 credits are drawn from ungraded units which are based around study skills.
 

What happens after the Access to HE Diploma?

If you enjoy your Access to HE Diploma, and you feel that teaching English is the right path for you, then you will need to study towards a degree and gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). To achieve QTS you will need to apply for an education degree course and if this does not include QTS, you will have to study a PGCE, too.

Alternatively, you could choose a different career after completing your degree course. As a graduate, you can enter a wide range of careers. These could include research, publishing, charity work, and social care. Individuals with degrees in education can also choose to work in the following careers:

  • Local government
  • Education in museums and prisons
  • Nurseries and early years settings
  • Social and youth work
  • Education business and commerce

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: 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: 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: Language Acquisition

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the stages of development on children’s language.
  • Understand the contrasting views on language acquisition.

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: 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 15: 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 16: Language, Communication & Communities

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand styles used in written English.
  • Understand factors influencing language.
  • Understand the role of the writer.
  • Understand the process and effects of language change.

Unit 17: Study of a Novel

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to respond to a novel.
  • Know how to demonstrate skills in the analysis of novel writing.
  • Understand the contextual aspects of the novel.

Unit 18: Understanding Drama

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how an author creates character.
  • Understand the structure of plot within a drama.
  • Understand the part played by language in dramatic effect.
  • Understand how a play transfers from page to stage.
  • Know how to articulate a personal response to the impact of drama and performance.

Unit 19: Short Story

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand narrative elements of the story.
  • Understand textual features and language.
  • Understand the influence of social and historical factors on the text.
  • Know how to make a personal response to the text.
  • Know how to use supporting evidence.

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)

Do you have a passion for the written word? Do you also aspire to be a teacher? If the answer to both of these questions is yes, this could be the perfect course for you. The Access to HE Diploma (Education) – Teaching English Pathway combines teaching units and literature and language units, allowing students to gain insight into the world of teaching English.

As a whole, this Access to HE Diploma appeals to students who wish to pursue teaching, but have a specific interest in English literature and language. It combines everything from units in behaviour problems in the classroom and child development, to the study of a novel and understanding drama. The qualification has been specifically designed to suit learners who have been away from education for some time.

Unlike traditional courses, you do not have to wait until September to enrol on this Access to HE Diploma. You will be given an individual learning plan that clearly outlines the deadlines you will need to work towards. As you don’t have any classes to worry about attending, you can easily fit this online Access to HE Diploma around your other commitments and responsibilities, such as work and family.
 

How does my Access to HE Diploma work?

Using the engaging, interactive and easily digestible course materials that you will be provided with studying has never been easier. Simply enrol online and you will be given unlimited access to online learning rooms, which you can access anywhere, anytime. What’s more is that each student will have the support of tutors along the way. Log on to the online learnign environment, call or email a tutor when you need motivation, advice or even just a little bit of encouragement.

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 6 months, on average learners complete their course within 8 to 9 months (the maximum time allowed to complete your diploma is 2 years).

The early units in your course are designed to equip you with the study skills required to plan and manage your time effectively.
 

How will my Access to HE Diploma be assessed?

Your Access to HE Diploma can be broken down into a number of units. Each manageable module will require you to complete an assignment, which should then be returned to your tutor. Once your tutor has marked the work, they will return it to you along with useful feedback and suggestions for improvement. The required assignments will provide us with the evidence needed to award you with credits. The Access to HE Diploma is a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification, regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). To successfully achieve the Access to HE Diploma you must accumulate 60 credits in total. In total, 45 of these credits are taken from graded units which are concerned with academic subject content. The remaining 15 credits are drawn from ungraded units which are based around study skills.
 

What happens after the Access to HE Diploma?

If you enjoy your Access to HE Diploma, and you feel that teaching English is the right path for you, then you will need to study towards a degree and gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). To achieve QTS you will need to apply for an education degree course and if this does not include QTS, you will have to study a PGCE, too.

Alternatively, you could choose a different career after completing your degree course. As a graduate, you can enter a wide range of careers. These could include research, publishing, charity work, and social care. Individuals with degrees in education can also choose to work in the following careers:

  • Local government
  • Education in museums and prisons
  • Nurseries and early years settings
  • Social and youth work
  • Education business and commerce

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: 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: 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: Language Acquisition

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the stages of development on children’s language.
  • Understand the contrasting views on language acquisition.

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: 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 15: 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 16: Language, Communication & Communities

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand styles used in written English.
  • Understand factors influencing language.
  • Understand the role of the writer.
  • Understand the process and effects of language change.

Unit 17: Study of a Novel

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to respond to a novel.
  • Know how to demonstrate skills in the analysis of novel writing.
  • Understand the contextual aspects of the novel.

Unit 18: Understanding Drama

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how an author creates character.
  • Understand the structure of plot within a drama.
  • Understand the part played by language in dramatic effect.
  • Understand how a play transfers from page to stage.
  • Know how to articulate a personal response to the impact of drama and performance.

Unit 19: Short Story

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand narrative elements of the story.
  • Understand textual features and language.
  • Understand the influence of social and historical factors on the text.
  • Know how to make a personal response to the text.
  • Know how to use supporting evidence.

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 for just £19.99
Spread the cost over 10 months
(no credit check required)
SALE ends in:
Ends midnight Monday 27th May

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