Access to Higher Education Diploma - Education and Teacher Training

 An alternative route to University or Higher Education for students aged 19+ who have been out of education for at least a year, the Access to Higher Education Diploma - Education and Teacher Training is designed to give adult students, who may have left school early or have been out of education for a number of years, the opportunity to develop academic skills, confidence and knowledge before applying to university. This course requires a minimum of 90% attendance and the successful completion of 45 Level 3 credits and 15 Level 3 credits. The Access to HE Diplomas at Kingston College are nationally recognised qualifications and are awarded by The Open College Network London Region (OCNLR).

Course Content

The programme is made up of a mixture of specialist subjects and a core support programme. All students will study Education Studies and will then choose two further specialist subjects from English, Sociology and Psychology. The remainder of the programme will comprise of Study Skills which are designed to provide all students with essential skills underpinning learning on the course and in undergraduate study for example note-taking, research and presentation skills.

Please note that it is the responsibility of the student to ensure their current and future qualifications comply with the entry requirements of any university to which they intend to progress.  Recent experience in an educational setting will support your application to higher education on completion of the Access Diploma. This course requires excellent time management, maturity of approach and a high level of commitment throughout the year. Students will be supported in their studies and UCAS application through a tutorial session.

 

Entry Requirements

  Candidates are required to have GCSE English Language at grade C/4. If you do not have GCSE Maths at grade C/4 you may be given the opportunity to study this subject alongside your Access Diploma to achieve a grade 4 or above. Acceptance onto the GCSE course will be dependent on the result of an initial assessment.  Please note that universities will require a C/4 in GCSE Maths and GCSE Science to gain entrance onto a Primary Education course. Additionally some universities require a minimum of 2 weeks’ classroom experience prior to submitting a university application.  A satisfactory reference must be received. 

Duration and Delivery

One year, part time (September start), typically two or three days a week in college. 

Study is likely to be spread over two or three days.  Students will need to arrange a four week placement, at the beginning of the second term, (minimum 12 hours) outside of class time, in a school which reflects their professional interest. Students without recent experience of working in an educational environment may wish to apply for voluntary work in a school at the earliest oportunity.

Progression

The majority of students on this diploma have gone on to study Teacher Training or a degree leading to Teacher Training.

Additional Information

The Access to HE Diploma in Education and Teacher Training course is popular and applicants are advised to apply in advance.  Please be aware that if you do not meet Home Student Residency status, you will be charged at the higher level fee.  You may be eligible for help with fees and/or childcare, depending on your circumstances.
For admissions and general enquiries, please contact our Admissions Team on 020 8268 3073 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Access to HE Diploma - Educacation and Teacher Training is taught at Kingston College so is ideal for those based in South West London and Surrey.

 

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