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This Course at a Glance

  • Change your career and become a teacher
  • Understand education and development
  • Completion possible in 9-12 months
  • Study a degree without A Levels
  • Learn at your pace
  • 100% online study
  • No Exams

About Your Course

If you’ve ever considered becoming a teacher, or you’re currently working in a support role in a school and want to take your career to the next level, an online Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) can help.

Previously, the routes to becoming a teacher were limited to gaining a Certificate in Education. Now, gaining a bachelor's degree is essential for new teachers across the United Kingdom, but there are many ways you can work towards this depending on if you already have a degree, and the route you would prefer to take.

If you don’t already have a degree, you will need to apply for an undergraduate Initial Teacher Education or Training (ITET) programme at university with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). One of the popular ways you can do this is by studying a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree with QTS.

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) acts as the ideal preparation for a Bachelor of Education. Its education and development focused modules provide you with knowledge specific to teaching and education and can be used it as an equivalent to three A Levels.

Throughout the course, you will learn all about how to manage behaviour in the classroom. You will explore numerous topics that will shed light on the development of children, from the psychology of learning to theories of child development, disability and special education needs.

You’ll be taken through the different roles, responsibilities and relationships in education, in addition to completing modules that give you the study skills for university. For more information on what you will cover in the course, see the ‘Modules’ tab.

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online learning provider. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) is a nationally recognised Level 3 equivalent qualification, regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

Studied entirely online, the course flexibility allows you to work towards your career as a teacher alongside your current commitments. So, whether you’re already employed in a school, have a job outside of education or have family care commitments, you can complete your course around them.

You will be provided with an Individual Learning Plan that outlines the submission deadlines for your assignments to keep you on track throughout your studies. An Access to Higher Education Diploma can be completed over two years. However, most students complete their course within 9-12 months, helping you get on the way to study at university faster than otherwise possible.

*Please note, each university sets its own entry requirements. Therefore, it is always best to check with your chosen institution that your Access to Higher Education Diploma will be accepted before enrolling on the course.

Modules

Unit 1: Exploring Roles and Responsibilities

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the teacher
  • Understand the professional relationships between teachers and trainers engaged in education
  • Understand the need for Teacher’s Standards
  • Understand the importance of continued professional development for education staff

Unit 2: Exploring the Development of a Typical Child

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the stages of development of children from birth to adulthood
  • Understand the stages of cognitive development of children from birth to adulthood
  • Understand factors which affect social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development in children

Unit 3: Learning and Study Skills

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to plan and organise study activity
  • Understand the application of learning theories relating to personal learning
  • Be able to create a range of strategies to address the factors which may impact upon study
  • Understand the value of assessment feedback

Unit 4: Planning and Writing an Assignment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to select and assess appropriate source information in response to a task
  • Be able to reference sources used in a recognised style
  • Understand different reading strategies
  • Be able to take effective notes
  • Be able to plan, draft and produce a written assignment

Unit 5: Writing and Studying Academic Texts

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to write academically and with relevance
  • Be able to interpret and express ideas in a piece of academic work
  • Be able to analyse and summarise text, and appreciate the problems caused by plagiarism

Unit 6: Introduction to Human Reproduction

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the structure and function of the human reproductive systems
  • Understand how hormones regulate the reproductive system
  • Understand the development of human life from the stage of conception to birth

Unit 7: Theories of Play

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand different types of play and the value of play
  • Understand the theories of play in relation to children’s life stages
  • Be able to plan, deliver and review an activity linked to a theory of play

Unit 8: Contemporary Education

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand developments in the educational system
  • Understand a range of theories of the role of education in society
  • Understand the relationships between educational opportunity, social class, gender, and ethnicity

Unit 9: Educational Achievement

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the differences in achievement rates between different groups in Education
  • Understand how effective strategies are in addressing the difference in educational achievement of pupils

Unit 10: Equal Opportunities

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the key aspects of legislation that identify rights and responsibilities regarding equality of opportunities
  • Understand how to foster equality of opportunities, inclusiveness, and diversity in the workplace

Unit 11: Managing Behaviour in an Educational Setting

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of a positive learning environmen
  • Understand strategies to maintain a positive learning environment
  • Understand how problem behaviour can be displayed in the classroom
  • Understand strategies for managing behaviour in the classroom

Unit 12: Safeguarding in an Educational Setting

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the development of government legislation, guidelines, policies, and procedures for the safeguarding of pupils
  • Understand how to recognise and categorise different types and indicators of abuse
  • Understand how to apply policies and procedures when issues of safeguarding have been raised
  • Understand how different agencies work together to safeguard learners in educatio
  • Understand the importance of application of accepted Codes of Practice in classroom practice

Unit 13: Special Education Needs and Disability

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand types of disability and special education needs
  • Understand legislation, policies and procedures, and guidelines for special education needs and disabilities
  • Understand how to plan for inclusive learning for pupils with special education needs and disabilities

Unit 14: Stages and Theories in Language Acquisition

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the stages of language acquisition development
  • Understand different perspectives on language acquisition

Unit 15: Short Story Analysis

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand narrative techniques of a short story
  • Be able to analyse the use of language in a short story
  • Understand the influence of social and historical factors on the text of a short story

Unit 16: Human Digestive System and Dietary Needs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the structure and functions of the human digestive system
  • Understand how to achieve a balanced diet in humans
  • Understand the importance of a balanced diet and dietary needs at different stages of the human lifespan

Unit 17: Child Development Theories

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand Piaget’s theory of development
  • Understand the major criticisms of Piaget’s work
  • Understand alternative theories of development
  • Understand how stages of child development link to practical situations

Unit 18: Learning

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what is meant by learning
  • Understand what is meant by conditioning and its practical applications
  • Understand how behaviour can be influenced by social learning theory

Unit 19: The Psychology of Child Development

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of early relationships in child development
  • Understand the nature/nurture debate in relation to the development of intelligence, personality, or language

Unit 20: Education in Contemporary Society

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of education in socialisation of pupils
  • Understand the role of education in modern society
  • Understand the impact of labelling and stereotypes in education
  • Understand the meritocratic view of education in contemporary society

 

Entry Requirements

You must hold Level 2 qualifications in both English and Maths, or be working towards them alongside studying your Access to Higher Education Diploma. You also need to have a UK address to enrol.

University Entry Criteria

It must be reiterated that each university will set its own admission criteria. So, you must check with your desired institution if your Access to HE Diploma and other qualifications will be accepted. In many cases, to get started at university you will need: - A certain number of credits passed with a merit or a distinction grade - A face-to-face interview at the university - Literacy and numeracy assessments provided by the university - Course-related work placements or work experience - GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills/Key Skills, etc.) It is your responsibility to check that your Access to HE Diploma will be accepted as part of these entry requirements for your chosen degree. learndirect will not be held accountable if completing this Access to Higher Education Diploma doesn’t secure you a position with a higher education institution.

Minimum age restriction

Access to HE Diplomas are designed to support students to progress to university who have substantial experience of life outside of formal education which they have gained since completing compulsory schooling.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes our learners to complete the course is 9-12 months.

Assessment requirements

A range of assessment methodologies are used, including: academic poster, academic report, case study analysis, development of play activity, essay, illustrated report, journal article, portfolio, presentation (video and audio recording), research report, academic writing skills tasks

Exams required

There are no exams included in the assessment of the course.

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Additional requirements

Learners must be actively studying for a minimum of six months before results can be ratified and certificates ordered. The six month period does not start until you have passed unit 2 of your course and you must be submitting assignments regularly (in line with the deadlines in your Individual Learning Plan) to meet this six month requirement. Certificates can only be issued once your course is paid for in full.

Certification Timeframe

You can expect to receive your certificate 12-16 weeks from your final assignment being marked and graded, depending on the time of year. You will be provided with regular updates throughout the certification process so that you are fully informed of your individual timeframes.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

A range of units make up this qualification, with an assignment at the end of each. You will submit your work to your tutor for marking and tailored feedback. You must acquire 60 credits in total in order to achieve the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education). Of these credits, 45 will be taken from graded units which focus on the academic subject areas included in the course. The remaining 15 come from ungraded units included to help you to improve your academic writing and study skills.

As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.

 

Skills & Education Group Access

Skills & Education Group Access logo

On successful completion of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education), (QAA ref = 40014241), you will receive a Skills & Education Group Access, QAA recognised, Access to Higher Education Diploma at Level 3. As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.

An access validating agency with a strong social purpose to recognise achievement, particularly for those who have benefited least from their previous educational experiences, Skills and Education Group Access supports the needs of learners, providers, businesses and communities by enabling progression into higher education.

Developing Your Career

By completing this Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) and a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree with QTS, you can become qualified as a teacher and work in an array of exciting roles. Teachers are required to educate children and young people of all ages and abilities.

You could become a:

  • Primary School Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Special Educational Needs Teacher
  • Early Years Teacher

Further Qualifications and Prospects 

Once you graduate and gain Qualified Teacher Status, there are many ways you can progress and advance up the career ladder.

With experience, you could take on roles with more responsibility such as:

  • Head of Department
  • Head of Year
  • Pastoral Manager
  • Deputy or Assistant Head Teacher
  • Head Teacher

There are also a number of non-teaching roles in education that you could move into, such as:

  • Academic or School Librarianship
  • Education Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Publishing
  • Education Social Work
  • Museum Education
  • Careers Guidance
  • School Liaisons

All teachers in the UK must also complete 30 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) per year. This includes any type of training or education that adds directly to your skillset as a teacher, but falls outside of your mandatory and statutory training.

Completing CPD training is a great way to explore new avenues of teaching and improve your ability to support learners.

You could study courses like:

Should you choose to complete a postgraduate qualification, like a PhD, you could even become a Higher Education (HE) Lecturer or an Academic Researcher.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. You need a bachelor’s degree to become a teacher. If you don’t already have a degree, you will need to apply for an undergraduate Initial Teacher Education or Training (ITET) programme at university with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). One of the popular ways you can do this is by studying a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree with QTS. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) acts as the ideal preparation for a Bachelor of Education.
Yes, it will! Access to HE Diplomas are an alternative Level 3 qualification, so they are equivalent to three A-Levels. That means you don’t have to study multiple A-Levels to get on your teaching degree, just complete this streamlined course instead!
Yes! Our Access to HE Diploma (Education) is 100% online. There are also no classes or timetables to stick to, so you can progress at your pace. This is why so many of our learners have the 2-year course finished in just 9 months.
Nothing! But bear in mind you will need Level 2 English and Maths to apply to university. You can get these by studying GCSEs alongside your Access to HE Diploma or Level 2 Functional Skills courses which can be completed in a shorter timeframe.
No. This course assesses you through module-related assignments instead, so there’s no need to worry about exams.
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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education)

This Course at a Glance

  • Change your career and become a teacher
  • Understand education and development
  • Completion possible in 9-12 months
  • Study a degree without A Levels
  • Learn at your pace
  • 100% online study
  • No Exams

About Your Course

If you’ve ever considered becoming a teacher, or you’re currently working in a support role in a school and want to take your career to the next level, an online Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) can help.

Previously, the routes to becoming a teacher were limited to gaining a Certificate in Education. Now, gaining a bachelor's degree is essential for new teachers across the United Kingdom, but there are many ways you can work towards this depending on if you already have a degree, and the route you would prefer to take.

If you don’t already have a degree, you will need to apply for an undergraduate Initial Teacher Education or Training (ITET) programme at university with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). One of the popular ways you can do this is by studying a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree with QTS.

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) acts as the ideal preparation for a Bachelor of Education. Its education and development focused modules provide you with knowledge specific to teaching and education and can be used it as an equivalent to three A Levels.

Throughout the course, you will learn all about how to manage behaviour in the classroom. You will explore numerous topics that will shed light on the development of children, from the psychology of learning to theories of child development, disability and special education needs.

You’ll be taken through the different roles, responsibilities and relationships in education, in addition to completing modules that give you the study skills for university. For more information on what you will cover in the course, see the ‘Modules’ tab.

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online learning provider. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) is a nationally recognised Level 3 equivalent qualification, regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

Studied entirely online, the course flexibility allows you to work towards your career as a teacher alongside your current commitments. So, whether you’re already employed in a school, have a job outside of education or have family care commitments, you can complete your course around them.

You will be provided with an Individual Learning Plan that outlines the submission deadlines for your assignments to keep you on track throughout your studies. An Access to Higher Education Diploma can be completed over two years. However, most students complete their course within 9-12 months, helping you get on the way to study at university faster than otherwise possible.

*Please note, each university sets its own entry requirements. Therefore, it is always best to check with your chosen institution that your Access to Higher Education Diploma will be accepted before enrolling on the course.

Modules

Unit 1: Exploring Roles and Responsibilities

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the teacher
  • Understand the professional relationships between teachers and trainers engaged in education
  • Understand the need for Teacher’s Standards
  • Understand the importance of continued professional development for education staff

Unit 2: Exploring the Development of a Typical Child

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the stages of development of children from birth to adulthood
  • Understand the stages of cognitive development of children from birth to adulthood
  • Understand factors which affect social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development in children

Unit 3: Learning and Study Skills

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to plan and organise study activity
  • Understand the application of learning theories relating to personal learning
  • Be able to create a range of strategies to address the factors which may impact upon study
  • Understand the value of assessment feedback

Unit 4: Planning and Writing an Assignment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to select and assess appropriate source information in response to a task
  • Be able to reference sources used in a recognised style
  • Understand different reading strategies
  • Be able to take effective notes
  • Be able to plan, draft and produce a written assignment

Unit 5: Writing and Studying Academic Texts

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to write academically and with relevance
  • Be able to interpret and express ideas in a piece of academic work
  • Be able to analyse and summarise text, and appreciate the problems caused by plagiarism

Unit 6: Introduction to Human Reproduction

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the structure and function of the human reproductive systems
  • Understand how hormones regulate the reproductive system
  • Understand the development of human life from the stage of conception to birth

Unit 7: Theories of Play

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand different types of play and the value of play
  • Understand the theories of play in relation to children’s life stages
  • Be able to plan, deliver and review an activity linked to a theory of play

Unit 8: Contemporary Education

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand developments in the educational system
  • Understand a range of theories of the role of education in society
  • Understand the relationships between educational opportunity, social class, gender, and ethnicity

Unit 9: Educational Achievement

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the differences in achievement rates between different groups in Education
  • Understand how effective strategies are in addressing the difference in educational achievement of pupils

Unit 10: Equal Opportunities

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the key aspects of legislation that identify rights and responsibilities regarding equality of opportunities
  • Understand how to foster equality of opportunities, inclusiveness, and diversity in the workplace

Unit 11: Managing Behaviour in an Educational Setting

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of a positive learning environmen
  • Understand strategies to maintain a positive learning environment
  • Understand how problem behaviour can be displayed in the classroom
  • Understand strategies for managing behaviour in the classroom

Unit 12: Safeguarding in an Educational Setting

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the development of government legislation, guidelines, policies, and procedures for the safeguarding of pupils
  • Understand how to recognise and categorise different types and indicators of abuse
  • Understand how to apply policies and procedures when issues of safeguarding have been raised
  • Understand how different agencies work together to safeguard learners in educatio
  • Understand the importance of application of accepted Codes of Practice in classroom practice

Unit 13: Special Education Needs and Disability

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand types of disability and special education needs
  • Understand legislation, policies and procedures, and guidelines for special education needs and disabilities
  • Understand how to plan for inclusive learning for pupils with special education needs and disabilities

Unit 14: Stages and Theories in Language Acquisition

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the stages of language acquisition development
  • Understand different perspectives on language acquisition

Unit 15: Short Story Analysis

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand narrative techniques of a short story
  • Be able to analyse the use of language in a short story
  • Understand the influence of social and historical factors on the text of a short story

Unit 16: Human Digestive System and Dietary Needs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the structure and functions of the human digestive system
  • Understand how to achieve a balanced diet in humans
  • Understand the importance of a balanced diet and dietary needs at different stages of the human lifespan

Unit 17: Child Development Theories

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand Piaget’s theory of development
  • Understand the major criticisms of Piaget’s work
  • Understand alternative theories of development
  • Understand how stages of child development link to practical situations

Unit 18: Learning

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what is meant by learning
  • Understand what is meant by conditioning and its practical applications
  • Understand how behaviour can be influenced by social learning theory

Unit 19: The Psychology of Child Development

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of early relationships in child development
  • Understand the nature/nurture debate in relation to the development of intelligence, personality, or language

Unit 20: Education in Contemporary Society

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of education in socialisation of pupils
  • Understand the role of education in modern society
  • Understand the impact of labelling and stereotypes in education
  • Understand the meritocratic view of education in contemporary society

 

Entry Requirements

You must hold Level 2 qualifications in both English and Maths, or be working towards them alongside studying your Access to Higher Education Diploma. You also need to have a UK address to enrol.

University Entry Criteria

It must be reiterated that each university will set its own admission criteria. So, you must check with your desired institution if your Access to HE Diploma and other qualifications will be accepted. In many cases, to get started at university you will need: - A certain number of credits passed with a merit or a distinction grade - A face-to-face interview at the university - Literacy and numeracy assessments provided by the university - Course-related work placements or work experience - GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills/Key Skills, etc.) It is your responsibility to check that your Access to HE Diploma will be accepted as part of these entry requirements for your chosen degree. learndirect will not be held accountable if completing this Access to Higher Education Diploma doesn’t secure you a position with a higher education institution.

Minimum age restriction

Access to HE Diplomas are designed to support students to progress to university who have substantial experience of life outside of formal education which they have gained since completing compulsory schooling.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes our learners to complete the course is 9-12 months.

Assessment requirements

A range of assessment methodologies are used, including: academic poster, academic report, case study analysis, development of play activity, essay, illustrated report, journal article, portfolio, presentation (video and audio recording), research report, academic writing skills tasks

Exams required

There are no exams included in the assessment of the course.

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Additional requirements

Learners must be actively studying for a minimum of six months before results can be ratified and certificates ordered. The six month period does not start until you have passed unit 2 of your course and you must be submitting assignments regularly (in line with the deadlines in your Individual Learning Plan) to meet this six month requirement. Certificates can only be issued once your course is paid for in full.

Certification Timeframe

You can expect to receive your certificate 12-16 weeks from your final assignment being marked and graded, depending on the time of year. You will be provided with regular updates throughout the certification process so that you are fully informed of your individual timeframes.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Excellent Marking

Assessment

A range of units make up this qualification, with an assignment at the end of each. You will submit your work to your tutor for marking and tailored feedback. You must acquire 60 credits in total in order to achieve the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education). Of these credits, 45 will be taken from graded units which focus on the academic subject areas included in the course. The remaining 15 come from ungraded units included to help you to improve your academic writing and study skills.

As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.

 

Qualifications

Skills & Education Group Access

Skills & Education Group Access logo

On successful completion of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education), (QAA ref = 40014241), you will receive a Skills & Education Group Access, QAA recognised, Access to Higher Education Diploma at Level 3. As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.

An access validating agency with a strong social purpose to recognise achievement, particularly for those who have benefited least from their previous educational experiences, Skills and Education Group Access supports the needs of learners, providers, businesses and communities by enabling progression into higher education.

Developing Your Career

By completing this Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) and a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree with QTS, you can become qualified as a teacher and work in an array of exciting roles. Teachers are required to educate children and young people of all ages and abilities.

You could become a:

  • Primary School Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Special Educational Needs Teacher
  • Early Years Teacher

Further Qualifications and Prospects 

Once you graduate and gain Qualified Teacher Status, there are many ways you can progress and advance up the career ladder.

With experience, you could take on roles with more responsibility such as:

  • Head of Department
  • Head of Year
  • Pastoral Manager
  • Deputy or Assistant Head Teacher
  • Head Teacher

There are also a number of non-teaching roles in education that you could move into, such as:

  • Academic or School Librarianship
  • Education Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Publishing
  • Education Social Work
  • Museum Education
  • Careers Guidance
  • School Liaisons

All teachers in the UK must also complete 30 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) per year. This includes any type of training or education that adds directly to your skillset as a teacher, but falls outside of your mandatory and statutory training.

Completing CPD training is a great way to explore new avenues of teaching and improve your ability to support learners.

You could study courses like:

Should you choose to complete a postgraduate qualification, like a PhD, you could even become a Higher Education (HE) Lecturer or an Academic Researcher.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. You need a bachelor’s degree to become a teacher. If you don’t already have a degree, you will need to apply for an undergraduate Initial Teacher Education or Training (ITET) programme at university with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). One of the popular ways you can do this is by studying a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree with QTS. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) acts as the ideal preparation for a Bachelor of Education.
Yes, it will! Access to HE Diplomas are an alternative Level 3 qualification, so they are equivalent to three A-Levels. That means you don’t have to study multiple A-Levels to get on your teaching degree, just complete this streamlined course instead!
Yes! Our Access to HE Diploma (Education) is 100% online. There are also no classes or timetables to stick to, so you can progress at your pace. This is why so many of our learners have the 2-year course finished in just 9 months.
Nothing! But bear in mind you will need Level 2 English and Maths to apply to university. You can get these by studying GCSEs alongside your Access to HE Diploma or Level 2 Functional Skills courses which can be completed in a shorter timeframe.
No. This course assesses you through module-related assignments instead, so there’s no need to worry about exams.
OUR PASS RATE
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(National Average 78.4%)
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