Access to Higher Education Diploma: Education | Walsall College

Access to Higher Education Diploma: Education

Access to HE Diplomas are well established national qualifications, which allow students without traditional Level 3 qualifications to apply for Higher Education courses either at university or at Walsall College.

Our Access to Higher Education Diploma: Education course runs over one year and offers a route for adults to enter the teaching profession. The pathway specific subjects cover education practice, English literature, science, history, psychology and sociology, and provide a thorough preparation for Higher Education. Assessment is through a combination of assignments and examinations. Homework or private study is required. Students are also strongly advised to source a placement in an appropriate educational environment.

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You will need to have previously achieved a GCSE grade C or above in one or more of the following subjects: Maths, English or Science. You will also need to be able to demonstrate that you are currently working at Level 2 competency in Literacy and a minimum of Level 1-2 in Numeracy through a rigorous interview, online Initial Assessment and a written comprehension exercise. You will need to possess the necessary motivation and determination to succeed on an intensive programme and must have at least three years work/life experience following full time compulsory education.

You can progress onto a degree course in a variety of fields such as education, English, creative writing, sociology, psychology and childhood and family studies. Successful completion of the unit assessment is required for progression.

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Basic Information

Course Code M01F3EDU0P
Location Wisemore Campus
Level Level 3
Type Full-Time
Fee £3300, Exam/reg fee: £98, Other fees: £10 Learning Pass with Photocopying & Printing Credit
Start Date Sep 21 2020

Maths & English Requirement

English and Maths is a mandatory part of the 16-19 study programme.
If you have GCSEs in English and Maths at:

  • A* - C or 4-9 - You will continue to study English and Maths but do not have to take another exam.
  • D or 3 - You will need to resit your GCSE English and Maths at college.
  • E, F or G / 1 or 2 - You will study for Functional Skills until you get to Level 1. Then you will take GCSE English and Maths.

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