For more information about this course, or to discuss the application process, please contact us.
|Introduction||This course is for those wishing to enter higher education in preparation for a future career in teaching, youth training or a related occupation. It covers: valuing diversity, essay writing skills, language development, supporting in the classroom, independent research and work experience in education.|
|Study Outline||On this full time course you will study for 3 days a week between the hours of 09:15 and 15:00.|
You will study the following modules:
• Study Skills
• English Literature
• GCSE Mathematics – improving your grade from a D to a C *
* If you already have grade C, you can be exempted on production of your certificate.
Some universities require you to have a minimum C grade in Science also, please check for details.
|Entry Requirements||You'll need to show a commitment to teaching and have GCSE A*-C in either English or maths with a minimum grade D in the other. |
Your skills in literacy and numeracy will be assessed by the college, the results will determine the best pathway, mode of attendance and level for you to study.
If you're planning to teach in a primary school, you'll also need GCSE science to meet university entry requirements. You should always check the entry requirements for the courses and universities you are interested in progressing onto.
Some learners require some preparation before they undertake their access course. Level 3 study can be challenging, particularly when you have been out of education for some time. We do offer a Pre-Access course for applicants who do not meet our minimum requirements for the level 3 Access to HE course or who may have been out of education for some time and wish to work on their study skills at level 2 before progressing to the Access to HE course.
|Equipment||You will need: pens, paper, a folder and a memory stick.|
You will may want to purchase textbooks approx. cost £25. You can find out more about this at Induction. We also have a well-stocked library.
There is financial help available to students depending on your personal circumstances. For more information contact the Customer Service Team on 0116 264 3535.
|Attendance||We expect 100% attendance but 95% is acceptable.|
Learners that attend more, achieve more!
The Access to HE course provides an excellent route for adult learners into higher education as an alternative to A-Levels. Each year around 30,000 learners in the UK take Access programmes and many go on to succeed in Higher Education and embark on life changing new careers.
Our Access to HE Diploma qualifies for the Advanced Learning Loan. This means that learners can use the loan to cover the cost of their tuitions fees for the course.
If they then go onto study a Higher Education course, upon successful completion of their degree course, their loan will be written off. Otherwise they will pay back the loan (plus interest) when they finish the course and earn more than £21,000 a year at a rate of 9% of any income they earn over this amount.
|Assessment||You will complete a number of assignments which attract credits, via the successful completion of essays, controlled assessments, presentations and role plays.|
You will need to obtain a minimum of 60 credits, 45 of which must be at Level 3 (A Level equivalent) some modules will be graded some will not, Universities may speculate how many credits at pass, Merit or Distinction they will be looking for.
|Progression||On successful completion of the course you will gain an Access to Higher Education Diploma accredited by Aim Awards which will lead to a University degree level course. |
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for: you will be applying for a university place within a few weeks of starting the Access course! It is recommended that you research your preferred career pathway very carefully before starting your Level 3 studies. A good starting point might be www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching
You may find yourself applying for a degree in Education Studies, Primary Education or Youth Training.
|Qualification||AIM Access to Higher Education Diploma - Teaching|
|Awarding Body||Aim Awards|
|Suitable for Higher Education?||Y|
|Suitable for Individuals?||Y|
|Suitable for Employers?||N|