Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education Diploma in Education, Level 3

Course overview

Would you like to embark on a career in teaching? Do you enjoy working with people and helping them to progress their educational aspirations and goals? Are you motivational, organised, able to think creatively and enjoy the prospect of working and inspiring students in a teaching environment.

Do you want to study teaching at a university level? If the answer is yes, then our Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) could be the perfect route for you. You will learn about the psychology of teaching and learning, classroom management and organisation and how to help develop learning with and for learners across a range of subject specialisms.

Our Access to Higher Education course will give you the essential knowledge needed to succeed in higher education and progress your future teaching career and includes study techniques and IT skills.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from anyone who wishes to move into higher education. There is no upper age limit, however this course may not be suitable for younger students as one of the entry requirements is to have had substantial life experience prior to the course. Ideally you will have either GCSE English or maths at grade C or above but alternative qualifications are considered, including our own Access Foundation course. You will also be asked to attend an interview where you will have the opportunity to discuss your options and decide on the most suitable course. For more information on how learning will improve your career prospects, click here:

Course Modules

- Psychology of Learning
- Classroom Teaching and Management
- History and Literature
- Numeracy
- Science
- Academic Study Skills

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on a continuous basis throughout the course through essays, reports, exams and presentations. You will have the opportunity to experience a formal examination setting to help prepare you for exams in higher education.

What can I do next

You can progress onto a broad range of academic and vocational higher education courses at a Foundation Degree, HND or BA (Hons) level.