You'll take units in education studies, study skills, complete an extended project. In addition, you will choose two of the following subjects:
- Linguistics and original writing.
If you want to study primary teaching at university you will need to set up a short placement in a school alongside your course as some universities require a minimum of two weeks classroom experience prior to submitting a university application.
You'll be assessed by written assignments, presentations throughout the course and also take exams. You need to gain 60 credits in total, with 45 at Level three, to achieve the qualification.
Applicants are required to have GCSE English Language at grade C/4. If you do not have GCSE Maths at grade C/4 you may be given the opportunity to study this subject alongside your Access Diploma to achieve a grade 4 or above.
Acceptance onto the GCSE course will be dependent on the result of an initial assessment.
Please note that universities will require a C/4 in GCSE Maths and GCSE Science to gain entrance onto a Primary Education course.
Additionally, universities require a minimum of two weeks classroom experience prior to submitting a university application.
For international students, you will need an IELTS score of 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in each section) or equivalent. Find out more in the international pages.
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).
Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.
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All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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Degrees in Education
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Teaching Ideas and Techniques
Training to Support Teachers in the Classroom
Training to Teach in the Further Education and Skills Sector