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Access to HE Diploma in Education Professions

  • Overview of the course

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    This is a one year, full time course that will help you achieve the qualification you need to gain entry to a degree course at university such as a BA in Education.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will be assessed in a variety of ways including essays, presentations, timed assignments and workbooks. Although there is no formal examination, you are expected to work on assignments in your own time as part of directed study.
  • What can I expect to learn?

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    In order to gain your Diploma you will study the following academic modules:

    - Education
    - Psychology
    - English

    Within these modules will be a variety of units, ranging from Assessment Strategies and Skills, Theories of how Children Learn, Child language Acquisition, to Appreciating and Play and Appreciating Poetry. In addition, you will study a selection of developmental skills units that underpin the research, essay writing, study and critical skills required for this course, and that will support your future academic studies at university.
  • What qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

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    You will be awarded the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Primary Education.
  • How can I progress after this course?

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    Many of our learners progress to undergraduate degrees at local and national universities in Primary Education.
  • What do I need to join the course?

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    You will need English, maths and science GCSE at a grade C or above, prior to enrolling on this course, and/or prior to your university application. You may require additional GCSEs if they are required for entry to your chosen university course. You are advised to investigate potential university progression routes to establish specific entry requirements they may require.

    All applicants are interviewed prior to acceptance on the course, and this is a two-stage process. You will be asked to complete a written assessment during the first part of the interview, which assesses your academic reading and writing ability to ensure you are at a level suitable for study at level 3. You will then be invited for a 1-to-1 interview with a course tutor to establish the suitability of the Primary Teaching pathway for your intended progression route.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    Please be aware that this course is highly demanding, both academically and in terms of demands on your time. You will have 5 taught sessions per week equating to approx. 10 hours of contact time in college. In addition, you will be expected to participate in independent study to prepare for future lessons and assignments, and it is advisable that you also have in place suitable vocationally specific workplace experience as this will enhance your university application.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Further details on this course please contact Jeanna.soloman@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • I'm interested, what do I need to do next?

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    The first step is to attend an Access Admissions Event. Click here to book your place today.
  • Course Fees

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    Other fees: £3384
  • Additional Information

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    Assessment


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.

    Financial


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.

    Contact


    Tutors teach throughout the day and evening and are not always available by phone. Please leave a voicemail message where possible and we will ring you back as soon as possible.
    Please note: Learners on a Learner Responsive course (shown under the course code) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    • OCR: www.ocr.org.uk
    • Edexcel: www.edexcel.com
    • AQA: www.aqa.org.uk
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.

    Helpline


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000. Lines are open Monday to Friday between 8:45am and 7pm during term time and between 9am and 5pm out of term.
    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement


    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at customer.services@boltoncc.ac.uk or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Enrolment Details


    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
  • Start Date:

    10/09/2018

  • End Date:

    05/07/2019

  • Time:

    09:00 - 17:00
    10 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    AH147-AD14