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

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  • Accreditation by Open College Network West Midlands
  • 18 units

If you think you have the drive and passion to teach science to young people, but you don’t have the formal qualifications, the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) – Teaching Science Pathway could be perfect for you.

The units offered on this course have been specifically tailored towards budding science teachers; covering everything from child development to cell biology. What’s more is that this is a distance learning course, meaning that you can base your studies around your own schedule. This flexibility means that the course is ideal for learners who have spent significant time away from education and have other commitments to consider.

With our diplomas, you don’t have to wait until September to enrol. You can start studying towards an Access to HE Diploma at any time of the year. Students with work commitments or families to look after needn’t worry about attending classes. Students can study when and where they choose.

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?

Once you have enrolled on your course, you will be given access to our online course materials. The learning resources are educational, interactive and easy to understand. Everything you need to complete the course will be included in the materials. You will also have access to our tutors, with whom you can communicate via phone, email or through our online platform, PEARL. Further support is also provided through a network of likeminded students who you can also contact through Pearl.

Distance learning offers a great deal of flexibility; however students will have to have the inner motivation and discipline if they want to succeed. To begin with, it helps to set realistic deadlines and make sure to allocate yourself regular, uninterrupted study sessions. Finding a balance can be difficult at first, but once you develop a routine, you will be amazed at what you can achieve.

How will my Access to HE Diploma be assessed?

Your Access to HE Diploma (Education) will be comprised of a number of different units. Initially your modules will be centred on academic practices and study skills, and as you develop confidence you will progress to the science and education modules. Each module will require you to complete an assignment which will be marked and graded by a tutor. Along with your grade, you will also receive constructive feedback which will outline what you did well and offer suggestions for improvement. On completion of the assignments you will be awarded a number of credits. The Access to HE Diploma is a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification. The qualification is regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).Before you receive your Access to HE Diploma you must achieve 60 credits in total. 15 of the credits will be taken from ungraded modules which revolve around study skills. The other 45 of these credits are taken from graded units which are concerned with academic subject content.

What happens after the Access to HE Diploma?

The aim of this course is to prepare you for university level study. By the point of entry, you should have a solid foundation of scientific and education based knowledge. This will give you the confidence you need to begin your journey on an education degree programme.

When you have successfully completed your undergraduate course, you will have unlocked the door to a number of stimulating and exciting careers. Many people who complete this course choose to become a science teacher. If you want to become a teacher you must go on to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). If this is not included in your undergraduate degree, you can gain it through completing a PGCE or similar postgraduate qualification.

A good standard university degree can set you up for success. Other careers you might choose include:

  • Primary and Early Years teaching

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: 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 8: 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 9: Cell Biology

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the cell.
  • Understand cellular metabolism.
  • Understand how cells grow and divide.


Unit 10: 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 11: 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 12: Human Immunity

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand non-specific defences against disease.
  • Understand specific immunity and the immune response.
  • Understand the biology of vaccination.
  • Understand how immune sensitivity may cause ill-health.

Unit 13: Cell Metabolism

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the glycolytic pathway and fermentation of sugar to yield alcohol.
  • Understand the tricarboxylic acid cycle.
  • Understand the dark reactions in photosynthesis.

Unit 14: The Human Endocrine & Nervous System 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the anatomy and organisation of the nervous system and how it co- ordinates the body.
  • Understand the structure and function of nerve cells and other cells in the nervous system.
  • Understand how the endocrine system co-ordinates body functions.
  • Understand homeostasis.

Unit 15: 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.
  • Understand the biochemical basis of generating adenosine triphosphate in subcellular organelles.

Unit 16: 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 17: 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 18: 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 19: 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
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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)
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If you think you have the drive and passion to teach science to young people, but you don’t have the formal qualifications, the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) – Teaching Science Pathway could be perfect for you.

The units offered on this course have been specifically tailored towards budding science teachers; covering everything from child development to cell biology. What’s more is that this is a distance learning course, meaning that you can base your studies around your own schedule. This flexibility means that the course is ideal for learners who have spent significant time away from education and have other commitments to consider.

With our diplomas, you don’t have to wait until September to enrol. You can start studying towards an Access to HE Diploma at any time of the year. Students with work commitments or families to look after needn’t worry about attending classes. Students can study when and where they choose.

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?

Once you have enrolled on your course, you will be given access to our online course materials. The learning resources are educational, interactive and easy to understand. Everything you need to complete the course will be included in the materials. You will also have access to our tutors, with whom you can communicate via phone, email or through our online platform, PEARL. Further support is also provided through a network of likeminded students who you can also contact through Pearl.

Distance learning offers a great deal of flexibility; however students will have to have the inner motivation and discipline if they want to succeed. To begin with, it helps to set realistic deadlines and make sure to allocate yourself regular, uninterrupted study sessions. Finding a balance can be difficult at first, but once you develop a routine, you will be amazed at what you can achieve.

How will my Access to HE Diploma be assessed?

Your Access to HE Diploma (Education) will be comprised of a number of different units. Initially your modules will be centred on academic practices and study skills, and as you develop confidence you will progress to the science and education modules. Each module will require you to complete an assignment which will be marked and graded by a tutor. Along with your grade, you will also receive constructive feedback which will outline what you did well and offer suggestions for improvement. On completion of the assignments you will be awarded a number of credits. The Access to HE Diploma is a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification. The qualification is regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).Before you receive your Access to HE Diploma you must achieve 60 credits in total. 15 of the credits will be taken from ungraded modules which revolve around study skills. The other 45 of these credits are taken from graded units which are concerned with academic subject content.

What happens after the Access to HE Diploma?

The aim of this course is to prepare you for university level study. By the point of entry, you should have a solid foundation of scientific and education based knowledge. This will give you the confidence you need to begin your journey on an education degree programme.

When you have successfully completed your undergraduate course, you will have unlocked the door to a number of stimulating and exciting careers. Many people who complete this course choose to become a science teacher. If you want to become a teacher you must go on to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). If this is not included in your undergraduate degree, you can gain it through completing a PGCE or similar postgraduate qualification.

A good standard university degree can set you up for success. Other careers you might choose include:

  • Primary and Early Years teaching

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: 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 8: 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 9: Cell Biology

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the cell.
  • Understand cellular metabolism.
  • Understand how cells grow and divide.


Unit 10: 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 11: 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 12: Human Immunity

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand non-specific defences against disease.
  • Understand specific immunity and the immune response.
  • Understand the biology of vaccination.
  • Understand how immune sensitivity may cause ill-health.

Unit 13: Cell Metabolism

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the glycolytic pathway and fermentation of sugar to yield alcohol.
  • Understand the tricarboxylic acid cycle.
  • Understand the dark reactions in photosynthesis.

Unit 14: The Human Endocrine & Nervous System 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the anatomy and organisation of the nervous system and how it co- ordinates the body.
  • Understand the structure and function of nerve cells and other cells in the nervous system.
  • Understand how the endocrine system co-ordinates body functions.
  • Understand homeostasis.

Unit 15: 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.
  • Understand the biochemical basis of generating adenosine triphosphate in subcellular organelles.

Unit 16: 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 17: 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 18: 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 19: 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

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)
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