Access to Higher Education - Primary Teaching

OCN Level 3 Diploma in Primary Teaching (19+ years)

Location Start Date Day Time Fees Duration
Leamington 21-Sep-2017 Thu and Fri TBA * see below 1 Year(s)
Rugby 21-Sep-2017 Thu and Fri TBA * see below 1 Year(s)

What will I study?

The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a level 3 qualification which prepares students to study at degree level. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE Primary Teaching course could be for you. 

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Primary Teaching) is a Level 3 qualification which prepares people to study for a Teaching degree in the future. 

It is designed for:

  • Adults seeking a change of direction because of unemployment or lack of career opportunities, and who have an interest in Primary School Teaching.

The Diplomas are validated and awarded by OCN London and are recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. 

Learners offered a place on the Access programme will take Subject Specific Modules alongside Academic Study Skills with an additional tutorial each week making a total of 12 hours contact time. A possible 15 hours independent study time per week may be necessary. The programme is fast moving, exciting and demanding with rigorous assessment. It is also highly rewarding and offers a great opportunity to succeed. 

When applying for an Access course you are entitled to apply for a Government Loan to cover the cost, this will be written off if you proceed to a Degree programme.

What modules are covered?

The qualification has a credit value of 60 credits. It is a Level 3 qualification, although some units within it may be set at Level 2. 

You will study; 

  • 45 credits graded at Level 3 in Subject Specific Primary Teaching units
  • 15 credits ungraded at Level 2 or Level 3 in Academic Study Skills 

 Subject specific content may include the following units; 

  • Literacy & Numeracy in the Classroom 
  • Extended Project 
  • Practical Placement 
  • School Based Research: The School in Context 
  • Practice and the Primary Curriculum 
  • Education 1944-1900
  • The National Curriculum 
  • Using Digital Technology & the Internet in Education 
  • Early Socialisation & Attachment 
  • Education & Child Development 
  • Sociology of Education 
  • The Individual & Society 

What qualifications will I get?

Access to Higher Education QAA Recognised Diploma

How will I be assessed?

Method(s) Of Study: Taught classes and supported independent study. 

Method Of Assessment: Various assignments which may include essay, presentations, research projects, seen papers and examinations.

What is the entry process?

An interview, plus confirmation of English, Maths & Science grades, followed by enrolment directly onto the Diploma.

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum qualifications: Not applicable

STUDENTS MUST BE 19 YEARS OLD OR OVER TO APPLY 

GCSEs grade C in Maths, English and Science, or equivalent.

Demonstrable knowledge and interest in Primary level teaching 

What else do I need to know?

Qualification(s) to be gained: Access to Higher Education QAA recognised Diploma.

Length of course/Programme: 1 YearDays/Hours of Attendance:

Days to be confirmed -12 contact hours per week

English and Maths

English and maths qualifications are vitally important for future employers and universities, so the government has made it a priority for students to improve these skills. 

Entry Level / Level 1 and Level 2: We’re here to help you on your journey, so if you do not achieve grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths, then you will study English and/or maths as part of your college course.
Students who achieve a D grade will be placed on the relevant GCSE programme, while students who achieve an E or below will be assessed to ensure they are placed on the right study programme for their ability.
Level 3 programmes: You will need to meet the course entry requirements specified on the course information above. For the majority of our Level 3 courses, students will need grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths. If this is not specified in the course entry requirement, then you may be able to study English and/or maths as part of your college course.

English and Maths

English and maths qualifications are vitally important for future employers and universities, so the government has made it a priority for students to improve these skills.

Entry Level / Level 1 and Level 2: We’re here to help you on your journey, so if you do not achieve grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths, then you will study English and/or maths as part of your college course.

Students who achieve a D grade will be placed on the relevant GCSE programme, while students who achieve an E or below will be assessed to ensure they are placed on the right study programme for their ability.

Level 3 programmes: You will need to meet the course entry requirements specified on the course information above. For the majority of our Level 3 courses, students will need grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths. If this is not specified in the course entry requirement, then you may be able to study English and/or maths as part of your college course.

What can I do after this course?

Career Opportunities: Degree level courses in Early Years education and related professions followed by careers in the Teaching sector. 


Further Study Opportunities: Foundation Degree Early Years Educator.

Got a question about this course?

Call: 0300 45 600 49 or email us now

Course code

WC63257

Fees

Course tuition fees are free for UK students under 19 years, or students with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan and Local Authority funding.

All students may be charged for materials e.g. equipment, clothing etc.

UK students aged 19 and over will need to pay tuition fees as well as any materials, registration and exam fees. Some adults may be eligible for free tuition. Please contact us for more fee information.

We make every effort to ensure that these course details are accurate. Warwickshire College reserves the right to make alterations. Fees may be indicative at the time of publishing.

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