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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) - Teaching and Learning

Overview

For those wishing to pursue a degree course in education, this Access to HE Diploma is perfect.

Comprising of modules in childhood studies, education practice and theory and education studies, this course has been expertly designed and tailored towards learners who have been out of education for an extended period of time.

The course structure gives students a distinct opportunity to understand the classroom environment as it is unique in the way it hones in on the teaching and learning in the classroom whist also educating about the principles and ethics involved in teaching.

Check this is the right course for you

After completing your Access to HE Diploma, you should have the confidence to enrol on an undergraduate degree course. This specific qualification is suited for a teaching and learning degree. It is important that you check with the university, or further educational establishment, you wish to attend to ask if your Access to HE Diploma will meet the entrance criteria for the particular degree you want to study.

Once graduated, you will be able to apply for a range of different jobs which requires your degree. If you want to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you will have to check if your undergraduate degree includes this, if not, you could enrol on a PGCE course. If you do not want to follow this path, you can consider other career pathways such as social work, local government and charity work.

How does the course work?

Our easily accessible online course materials makes studying more enjoyable than ever. All of our programmes are interactive and easy to follow and can be broken down into manageable, bitesize units. What's more is that students will be able to discuss and assignment, ask questions and gain support from learndirect tutors who are on hand to help students along the way via a phone call or email.

Distance Learning

It is important to develop discipline, to set realistic targets and to make predictions about what you aim to achieve. You will have a great deal of flexibility in your studies and will be working independently in your own time. However, you don’t have to do this alone. As well as having personal tutors for help and support, you will also be able to share thoughts, ideas and support with fellow students by logging on to our innovative learning platform.

Once enrolled, you will be able to start studying right way. Distance learning has been designed to fit around your life as everything is accessible from a computer. Whether you decide to complete your qualification in six months or spread out your studies over 18 months, this course is designed to make re-entering education as easy as possible for people with busy lives.

Modules

Module 1: Preparing to study

On completion of this module 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

Module 2: Academic writing skills 

On completion of this module 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

Module 3: Preparing a written assignment   

On completion of this module 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

Module 4: Independent research 

On completion of this module 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

Module 5: An introduction to classroom teaching

On completion of this module you will:

  • Plan and prepare for teaching within the National Curriculum
  • Understand the importance of classroom design

Module 6: Progressing to Higher Education

On completion of this module 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

Module 7: Behaviour problems in the classroom

On completion of this module 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

Module 8: Theories of child development

On completion of this module 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. 

Module 9: Roles, responsibilities & relationships in education

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the teacher/trainer
  • Understand the need to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment
  • Understand the professional relationships between teachers and trainers engaged in education

Module 10: Disability

On completion of this module you will:

  • Know how to plan action learning relating to disability
  • Understand areas of anti discriminatory practice and core social work values relating to disability
  • Understand legal and policy frameworks relating to disability
  • Understand theoretical perspectives relating to disability that inform practice
  • Understand skills relating to working with disability that inform practice

Module 11: Child protection 

On completion of this module you will:

  • Know how to plan action learning relating to child protection
  • Understand areas of anti discriminatory practice and core social work values relating to child protection
  • Understand legal and policy frameworks relating to child protection
  • Understand and explore relevant theoretical perspectives relating to child protection that inform practice
  • Understand skills relating to working in child protection that inform practice

Module 12: Theories of cognitive development & learning

On completion of this module 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

Module 13: Introduction to teaching & learning

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand models of teaching and learning
  • Understand ‘blocks’ to learning
  • Understand curriculum planning and lesson planning

Module 14: Child development & management of pupil behaviour

On completion of this module 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

Module 15: Sociology of education 

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the importance of education as a socializing agency
  • Understand the roles of education in contemporary society
  • Understand the sociological explanations of labelling and the use of stereotypes
  • Understand the concept of meritocracy

Module 16: Influences on educational achievement

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the influence of socio- economic background on educational achievement
  • Understand the influence of gender on educational achievement
  • Understand the influence of ethnicity on educational achievement

Module 17: The psychology of learning 

On completion of this module you will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a range of theories of learning
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different learning and teaching styles

Module 18: Behavioural studies 

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the learning process
  • Have knowledge of a range of theoretical perspectives in relation to children’s learning and development

Requirements

Anyone wishing to continue their education with an Access to Higher Education Diploma, it is necessary they have a GCSE Grade A-C in maths and English (or Functional Skills Level 2 or new GCSE Grade 4-9) with a desire to continue a related degree at university.

Our Access to Higher Education Diplomas fulfil entry criteria for a broad range of university degrees and can be used in conjunction with the standard UCAS application process. In short, Access to HE courses have a track record of helping learners get to the university and degree of their choice. Learners must bear in mind each university has their own set of admission criteria and places are subject to demand. Varying admission criteria can include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Number of credits to be attained at merit or distinction level.
     
  2. Successfully passing a face-to-face interview at the University.
     
  3. Passing a Universities proprietary literacy and numeracy assessments.
     
  4. Completion of specified work placements or work experience.
     
  5. Learners starting an Access to Higher Education Diploma must have a GCSE Grade A – C in maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills).

Learners must undertake their own research to ensure their diploma is properly specified and gives them the best possible chance of gaining entry to their university of choice. It is not possible for learndirect to accept any liability if any Access to Higher Education Diploma students fail to secure an offer from a higher education institution.

Assessment

Each assignment brief outlines what the learner is required to do along with guidance for each unit.  Once you have complete each piece of work, you need to submit it to your tutor who will mark and produce constructive feedback. Following this, you should be able to see improvements as you complete the modules.

The Access to HE Diploma is regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). To achieve the HE Diploma, you much achieve 60 credit in total. 45 of these are taken from graded united whereas 15 are taken from ungraded united, designed to help you develop your study skills.

Each module should allow 1-2 hours of study to complete the question paper, this approximately works out at 342 hrs to complete this course, however, this is completely dependant on how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the subject.

Qualifications

Open College Network West Midlands

Open College Network West Midlands logo

On successful completion of the Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) you will receive a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma at level 3 (QAA ref: (400/0388/7). This course has also been assigned 60 credits.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

Developing your career

Your Access to Higher Education Diploma and the way it is delivered within our innovative learning platform is designed to give you the best possible chance of fulfilling your dream of studying at university. Higher Education Degrees confirm to any employer your intellect, motivation and ability to work independently to succeed not just in your area of specialism but also life itself. A higher education degree is a gateway qualification that will allow you to apply 1,000's of graduate programmes as well as setting you apart from those who don't have a degree.

For those wishing to pursue a degree course in education, this Access to HE Diploma is perfect.

Comprising of modules in childhood studies, education practice and theory and education studies, this course has been expertly designed and tailored towards learners who have been out of education for an extended period of time.

The course structure gives students a distinct opportunity to understand the classroom environment as it is unique in the way it hones in on the teaching and learning in the classroom whist also educating about the principles and ethics involved in teaching.

Check this is the right course for you

After completing your Access to HE Diploma, you should have the confidence to enrol on an undergraduate degree course. This specific qualification is suited for a teaching and learning degree. It is important that you check with the university, or further educational establishment, you wish to attend to ask if your Access to HE Diploma will meet the entrance criteria for the particular degree you want to study.

Once graduated, you will be able to apply for a range of different jobs which requires your degree. If you want to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you will have to check if your undergraduate degree includes this, if not, you could enrol on a PGCE course. If you do not want to follow this path, you can consider other career pathways such as social work, local government and charity work.

How does the course work?

Our easily accessible online course materials makes studying more enjoyable than ever. All of our programmes are interactive and easy to follow and can be broken down into manageable, bitesize units. What's more is that students will be able to discuss and assignment, ask questions and gain support from learndirect tutors who are on hand to help students along the way via a phone call or email.

Distance Learning

It is important to develop discipline, to set realistic targets and to make predictions about what you aim to achieve. You will have a great deal of flexibility in your studies and will be working independently in your own time. However, you don’t have to do this alone. As well as having personal tutors for help and support, you will also be able to share thoughts, ideas and support with fellow students by logging on to our innovative learning platform.

Once enrolled, you will be able to start studying right way. Distance learning has been designed to fit around your life as everything is accessible from a computer. Whether you decide to complete your qualification in six months or spread out your studies over 18 months, this course is designed to make re-entering education as easy as possible for people with busy lives.

Modules

Module 1: Preparing to study

On completion of this module 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

Module 2: Academic writing skills 

On completion of this module 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

Module 3: Preparing a written assignment   

On completion of this module 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

Module 4: Independent research 

On completion of this module 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

Module 5: An introduction to classroom teaching

On completion of this module you will:

  • Plan and prepare for teaching within the National Curriculum
  • Understand the importance of classroom design

Module 6: Progressing to Higher Education

On completion of this module 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

Module 7: Behaviour problems in the classroom

On completion of this module 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

Module 8: Theories of child development

On completion of this module 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. 

Module 9: Roles, responsibilities & relationships in education

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the teacher/trainer
  • Understand the need to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment
  • Understand the professional relationships between teachers and trainers engaged in education

Module 10: Disability

On completion of this module you will:

  • Know how to plan action learning relating to disability
  • Understand areas of anti discriminatory practice and core social work values relating to disability
  • Understand legal and policy frameworks relating to disability
  • Understand theoretical perspectives relating to disability that inform practice
  • Understand skills relating to working with disability that inform practice

Module 11: Child protection 

On completion of this module you will:

  • Know how to plan action learning relating to child protection
  • Understand areas of anti discriminatory practice and core social work values relating to child protection
  • Understand legal and policy frameworks relating to child protection
  • Understand and explore relevant theoretical perspectives relating to child protection that inform practice
  • Understand skills relating to working in child protection that inform practice

Module 12: Theories of cognitive development & learning

On completion of this module 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

Module 13: Introduction to teaching & learning

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand models of teaching and learning
  • Understand ‘blocks’ to learning
  • Understand curriculum planning and lesson planning

Module 14: Child development & management of pupil behaviour

On completion of this module 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

Module 15: Sociology of education 

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the importance of education as a socializing agency
  • Understand the roles of education in contemporary society
  • Understand the sociological explanations of labelling and the use of stereotypes
  • Understand the concept of meritocracy

Module 16: Influences on educational achievement

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the influence of socio- economic background on educational achievement
  • Understand the influence of gender on educational achievement
  • Understand the influence of ethnicity on educational achievement

Module 17: The psychology of learning 

On completion of this module you will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a range of theories of learning
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different learning and teaching styles

Module 18: Behavioural studies 

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the learning process
  • Have knowledge of a range of theoretical perspectives in relation to children’s learning and development

Requirements

Anyone wishing to continue their education with an Access to Higher Education Diploma, it is necessary they have a GCSE Grade A-C in maths and English (or Functional Skills Level 2 or new GCSE Grade 4-9) with a desire to continue a related degree at university.

Our Access to Higher Education Diplomas fulfil entry criteria for a broad range of university degrees and can be used in conjunction with the standard UCAS application process. In short, Access to HE courses have a track record of helping learners get to the university and degree of their choice. Learners must bear in mind each university has their own set of admission criteria and places are subject to demand. Varying admission criteria can include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Number of credits to be attained at merit or distinction level.
     
  2. Successfully passing a face-to-face interview at the University.
     
  3. Passing a Universities proprietary literacy and numeracy assessments.
     
  4. Completion of specified work placements or work experience.
     
  5. Learners starting an Access to Higher Education Diploma must have a GCSE Grade A – C in maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills).

Learners must undertake their own research to ensure their diploma is properly specified and gives them the best possible chance of gaining entry to their university of choice. It is not possible for learndirect to accept any liability if any Access to Higher Education Diploma students fail to secure an offer from a higher education institution.

Assessment

Each assignment brief outlines what the learner is required to do along with guidance for each unit.  Once you have complete each piece of work, you need to submit it to your tutor who will mark and produce constructive feedback. Following this, you should be able to see improvements as you complete the modules.

The Access to HE Diploma is regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). To achieve the HE Diploma, you much achieve 60 credit in total. 45 of these are taken from graded united whereas 15 are taken from ungraded united, designed to help you develop your study skills.

Each module should allow 1-2 hours of study to complete the question paper, this approximately works out at 342 hrs to complete this course, however, this is completely dependant on how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the subject.

Qualifications

Open College Network West Midlands

Open College Network West Midlands logo

On successful completion of the Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) you will receive a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma at level 3 (QAA ref: (400/0388/7). This course has also been assigned 60 credits.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

Your Access to Higher Education Diploma and the way it is delivered within our innovative learning platform is designed to give you the best possible chance of fulfilling your dream of studying at university. Higher Education Degrees confirm to any employer your intellect, motivation and ability to work independently to succeed not just in your area of specialism but also life itself. A higher education degree is a gateway qualification that will allow you to apply 1,000's of graduate programmes as well as setting you apart from those who don't have a degree.

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