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Course overview

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You will study a number of modules focusing on teaching and learning theory, current developments in education as well as supporting children through crucial aspects of their physical and mental development. Understanding assessment, target setting and how progress is made will also be a key part of your learning. You will have the opportunity to take specialist modules in your chosen area of education whilst gaining vital study skills preparing you for academic learning at university.

Crucially, you will begin your course by following a core of units that ease you into level 3 work and begin the preparations for academic study. You will also undertake key units in Academic writing to prepare your for the academic nature of your Access diploma. Research into applying to university as your course gathers pace will also be supported by your tutor as you are encouraged to devise and refine your UCAS application.

Although not essential, it is highly recommended that you gather experience of working with children alongside studying for this qualification. This may be through volunteering, working in the sector or your own experience as a parent.

You can access our Access to HE Learner Information Guide here.

Session details

Typically, you will have one session per week with your tutor alongside 10 hours per week of guided online study. Your tutor will set study targets each week for your online learning and will incorporate tutorials into your weekly classroom based sessions. You must be able to dedicate a minimum of 15 hours per week of active study to your course. When you decide to do your online learning is flexible and up to you but you will be required to attend the classroom based session each week. Classroom sessions will complement the teaching and learning materials that will be made available to you via online learning. All assessments and assignments will take place and be submitted via the online portal with access given to you, your tutor and external moderators.

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Eligibility criteria

You will need at least GCSE A-C/ Grade 5 or above or Level 2 equivalent in English Language to apply plus at least a Level 1 qualification in maths and science. If you wish to pursue a teaching degree you will be expected to have a Level 2 qualification in maths and science as a passion for learning and the desire to achieve your goal. If you do not have the necessary GCSE qualifications, but feel you can demonstrate skills at that level, please make this clear in your application. You will undertake a pre-course online assessment module prior to being offered a place to demonstrate your suitability for the course.

You will need to be able to dedicate a minimum of 15 hours per week study to the programme, 5 of which will be classroom based.

Once you have applied and have successfully completed the online assessment you will be informed of how to pay for your course. Your attendance on the course is only secure once payment is in place.

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Venue and accessibility

The face to face seminars will take place in a fully accessible room in the Ramada Inn, Forge Gate, TF3 4NA (close to Telford town centre).


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What to Do Next

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Please use the Register interest link at the top of this page to send us your details and we will let you know the application process.

For enquiries contact:

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Telephone: 01952 382888

Email: support@learntelford.ac.uk

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