Course Code: SD1FE21 Education (Teaching - Primary) - Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 04 Sep 2023 University Centre 1 Year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis course is ideal if you are looking to develop a career in some aspect of primary education whether that's because you want to be a primary school teacher or because you want to provide a teaching or administrative support in a primary education environment. The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a qualification which will prepare you for study at degree level. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you. The course is run over 1 academic year and is designed for learners aged 19 years and above. Advanced Learning Loans are available. Entry Requirements Direct Entry 3 GCSEs Grade 4 (C) or above including maths or English Grade 4 (C) or above. Relevant Level 2 or 3 qualification plus maths or English Grade 4 (C) or above/ level 2 Functional Skills maths and English. Not achieved Maths or English GCSE at Grade 4 (C) or above. You will need to complete the one-year Level 2 (GCSE) maths or English alongside your Access to HE qualification. If you do not meet the entry requirements Don’t worry – you can apply for our Pre Access course https://blackpool.ac.uk/course/sd1fe08 which will prepare you for the Access to Higher Education course. You can also work towards achieving your Level 2 (GCSE) Maths and/or English at the same time. Qualification ObtainedAccess to HE Diploma (Education) Industry Placement and Field TripsThere is no work placement as part of this course; however you may wish to contact your chosen university and check if work experience or voluntary work in the education sector is a requirement for their degree programme. This would need to be done in your own time as no time allowance would be given as part of this course. Learning and Teaching Methods Units include: Education Studies, (24 credits total) Introduction to Education Studies - 3 Credits Research Project Education Studies - 6 Credits Key Developments in Education Policy and Change - 6 credits Digital Tools for Teachers - 3 Credits Foundations in Learning and Social Practice - 3 Credits Psychology and Education - 3 Credits Education Theory and Practice (27 credits total) Introduction to Education Theory and Practice - 3 Credits Practical Applications Planning and Delivery - 6 Credits The Role of Play in Child Development - 6 Credits Key Developments in Education Policy and Change - 6 Credits Foundations of Learning as Social Practice - 3 Credits Planning a Research Project - 3 Credits Additional units (9 credits total) Study Techniques (Level 2) - Ungraded – 3 credits Study Skills - Ungraded – 3 credits Academic Writing - Ungraded – 3 credit We recognise that students have different preferred learning methods so the programme employs a variety of teaching techniques to provide a stimulating and dynamic learning environment. These might include: Interactive lectures, seminars, group-based activities, research projects, remote learning and presentations. Classroom time is 340 hours over the year which equates to 10 hours a week. We would expect private study time (research/background reading/creation of drafts and final reports) to take an extra 10 hours a week. The course is held over 2 days a week on Monday/Tuesday. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods This is a 60 credit diploma with two external exams and marked assignments throughout the course at either a pass, merit or distinction. The assessment is based entirely on coursework so there are no exams on this programme. Other Costs and Equipment NeededAll equipment/resources you require for this course are provided by B&FC at no extra cost. However, a laptop would be desirable. Tuition Fees Read our tuition fees guide. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: ASCENTIS Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression Successful students can move to higher education study, either at Blackpool and the Fylde College or other institutions. This course is ideal if you would like to have a career as a primary school teacher, teaching assistant, special educational needs practitioner, administrative support or other primary school related role.