The Access to HE Diploma (Early Years Education) aims to develop your
knowledge and skills in a range of different early years education-related
professions. You will study the early years of a child's life from
psychological, educational and sociological perspectives. You will develop an
understanding of how children develop language and explore the importance of the
What Will I Learn
This qualification will allow you to undertake units in ITT/Education, psychology, health studies, sociology and social policy subject groups including: The Teaching Experience, Key Studies in Child Development, Memory and Sociology of Education units.
Throughout the Diploma, you will also develop transferable skills such as working with others in teams, planning and preparing, understanding how people learn and explaining complex ideas effectively.
The fees for this course are currently being agreed and will be shown as soon as possible. You may be able to study for free if you are aged 19 to 23 and do not hold a full Level 3 qualification. You may also apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your fees.
How Will I Be Assessed
The Access to Higher Education Diploma is predominantly based upon continuous assessment (coursework). There will be a variety of teaching methods used throughout the course, including individual practical work, small group exercises, on-line research, group presentations, whole-class teaching and peer assessment. You will be supported and encouraged to develop and practice the skills that will enable you to become an independent learner and fully prepare you for Higher Education.
The assessment methodology will take a variety of forms including:
Timed Assessment/End Test;
Presentations (with hand-outs/notes);
Independent Research Study.
This qualification is for students aged 19 and over. You must have achieved GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above.
We are looking for applicants with a high level of motivation to be an independent student with a willingness for self-study, the commitment to study a full time, challenging course with a clear idea of the university level programmes that you wish to progress onto.