Access Education - Online

Course Code: 158FACED1A

Want to study an education related subject at undergraduate level but not yet sure which area suits you best? Then this Access to HE Diploma (Education) with its General Pathway is the ideal course for you. It provides a great balance of educational practice alongside theory and childhood studies, making it the perfect programme for students who want to gain a valuable insight into the world of education.

The course is made up of 19 units:

•   Preparing to Study
•   Academic Writing Skills
•   Preparing a Written Assignment
•   Independent Research
•   An introduction to classroom teaching
•   Progressing to Higher Education
•   Theories of child development
•   Behaviour problems in the classroom
•   Roles, responsibilities & relationships in education
•   Human nutrition & the digestive system
•   The human musculo-skeletal system
•   Human reproduction, growth & development
•   Theories of cognitive development & learning
•   Child protection
•   Understanding the intellectual & language development
•   Play
•   Introduction to teaching & learning
•   Child development & management of pupil behaviour
•   The developing child.

If you're a UK resident aged 19 or over then you'll have to pay your own fees but you can apply for the government backed 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. This will be paid back in monthly instalments but the payments only begin once you've finished the Access to HE Diploma and are earning over £25,000 per year.

Ideally, once you've finished the Access to HE Diploma you'll then go on to complete a Higher Education (HE) qualification, such as a degree course. The outstanding balance of your 19+ Advanced Learner Loan will then be written off.

Details

Details

  • Venue Highbury Campus

  • Start Date 01/08/2018

  • 16-18 Tuition Fee i x 16-18 Tuition Fee See Costs and Payment for Details FREE

    19+ Tuition Fee i x 19+ Tuition Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. £3350

    19+ Registration Fee i x 19+ Registration Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. £150


If you do not possess the traditional qualifications, such as A Levels then the Access to HE Diploma is an excellent alternative route to university. This diploma is accepted by most UK universities and helps prepare you for the demands of Higher Education. It has been specially constructed to suit the needs of potential students who have been out of education for some time.

We strongly recommend that you first select the degree course you would like to study, and make sure that the university you wish to attend is happy with your Access to HE Diploma (Education). Once you have checked that it meets their entrance criteria, you will know that this course is the right path for you.

Distance learning courses offer you freedom with your studies. First of all, you are not required to wait until September to get started. You can start straight away or begin studying at a time that suits you the most. Secondly, you are not required to attend classes, you can study from home, at a time that is convenient for you. This is perfect for those who have a particularly demanding work or family life.

Nothing can stop you pursuing a career in any number of areas once you have the undergraduate degree under your belt. Many students go on to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by studying towards an undergraduate degree or a PGCE, but that does not mean just because you study education that you need to be a teacher. There are plenty of alternative career paths which you can take after you graduate.
You will study this course fully online. You will be supported by an online tutor. The guided learning hours for this course are 600 hours.
A range of units make up this qualification, with an assignment at the end of each. You will submit your work to your tutor for marking and tailored feedback. You must acquire 60 credits in total in order to achieve the Access to HE Diploma in Education. Of these credits, 45 will be taken from graded units which focus on academic content. The remaining 15 come from ungraded units included to help you advance your study skills.
As part of your programme you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.
On successful completion of the Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) you will receive a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma at Level 3.
You are required to have a GCSE in Maths & English at grade C/4 or above, or Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths & English.
Your Access to Higher Education Diploma and the way it is delivered within an innovative learning platform and is designed to give you the best possible chance of fulfilling your dream of studying at university. Higher Education Degrees confirm to any employer your intellect, motivation and ability to work independently to succeed not just in your area of specialism but also life itself. A higher education degree is a gateway qualification that will allow you to apply for thousands of graduate programmes as well as setting you apart from those who don't have a degree.
You can apply by clicking on the ‘apply now’ button below. Alternatively, if you have any questions prior to making your application, please call the admissions team on 02392 383131 and selecting option 3.

Fee guidance

General fee guidance (not including Apprenticeships, Foundation Degrees and HNC/HND’s)

Considerations

  • 19+ Tuition Fee indicates the cost of the core tuition and materials required to complete the qualification. Please note these fees may change for 2017-18.
  • 19+ Registration Fee indicates the cost to register with the awarding body. Please note these fees may change for 2017-18.

For more information, please contact the College on 02392 383 131.

Courses below Level 3

You will usually not be expected to pay a fee if you are:

  • under 19 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August)
  • aged 19 or over at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are unemployed and in receipt of certain government benefits
  • aged 19–23 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are applying for a course Level 2 or below and do not already hold a full Level 2 qualification

If you are aged 19 over at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are not in the above categories then you will usually pay the advertised fee.

Courses Level 3 and above

You will usually not be expected to pay a fee if you are:

  • under 19 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August)
  • aged 19–23 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and do not already hold a Full level 3 qualification

Advanced Learner Loan

If you’re 19 or older, you may be able to apply for a loan to help with the costs of a college or training course. The programme must be at Level 3 or Level 4 (such as Access). You won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £21,000 a year.

For more information or to apply please contact 0845 240 2024 or visit www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans.

If you’re unsure about taking out a loan and want to seek advice then you’ll have the opportunity to do so. If you want advice on managing your finances, the Money Advice Service, established by the UK government, can offer free, impartial money advice. Visit their website at www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

Students who are not ordinarily resident in the UK should contact Highbury College to discuss unfunded fees.


Apprenticeships

Apprentices under 19 at the start of their Apprenticeship do not pay fees. Where the apprentice is 19 or over it is usual for the employer to cover the course fees.


Foundation Degrees and HNCs/HNDs

We’re completely open about all our costs and payments at Highbury. We want to make sure there will be no hidden charges or nasty little surprises when you least expect them – enabling our students to plan their finances well in advance. That means you can focus on your studies, instead of worrying about money (at least not when it comes to your course!) For full details, or for more information on funding your course – please click here.


Please note: The College reserves the right to change the fees before the start of the course, such a course of action will only occur in exceptional circumstances.

Terms and conditions

Confirmation

In these terms and conditions, the ‘Student’ signifies a person who has applied or enrolled on any type of learning provision offered through Highbury College. These terms apply to all website applications and once enrolled, the Student is deemed to have accepted these terms. Before you apply or enrol please be sure that you're clear about:

  • the level of study
  • the time you'll need
  • how the course fits into your qualification and career development plans
  • the resources you'll need access to
  • your payment options
  • the financial support available to you
  • the English language requirements for your study
  • whether your study plans are appropriate for your country of residence

Convictions

Relevant proceedings or ciminal convictions are only against the person, whether of a violent or sexual nature or offences involving unlawfully controlled drugs or substances.  Failure to declare information may result in disclipinary action being taken. If yes, please seek supplementary information from the college before completing.

Payment

You may not be required to pay fees, be eligible for a loan or have financial assistance. For more information please contact our Information Services team on 02392 383131 or click here.

Equality and Diversity

At Highbury College we are committed to fairness and equality of access, opportunity and outcome for all students.

We expect everyone who learns and works with us to treat each other with dignity and respect, regardless of individual differences in age, gender, gender identity, race, background, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

We aim to provide students with the best possible support. We explain more about the range of our services in our Disability Statement, available on our website and in our centres.

Disclosure of Disability

We want you to enjoy learning with us. If there is anything you wish to tell us, e.g. relating to a disability or medical condition, that may affect your learning or using any of our facilities, please contact the Head of Student Services on 02392 32 8950

Enrolment Requirements

Some of our courses require students to satisfy certain criteria before they enrol. Students should ensure they read all the information on the website about their specific course before enrolling. By enrolling via the Highbury College website, students are confirming they have read these details and meet any enrolment requirements specified on the Course Outline. If you have any concerns or queries about the content of the course or the requirements, please contact the Advice and Guidance Team on 02392 38 3131 Option4.

Course Fees

Current prices are published in our brochure and on the website. These prices are subject to change. The total price quoted is the amount payable in order to secure a course place. The total price includes tuition costs, examination fees, where applicable and in some cases, additional costs which relate to the particular course.

Course Cancellations by Highbury College

Courses usually run as advertised, but Highbury College reserves the right to alter or cancel courses in some cases. Students will be contacted and offered an alternative course if the original course they enrolled on is cancelled or closed by Highbury College. If no suitable alternative is available a refund can be requested.

Cancellation / Transfer Requests from Students

If a Student has enrolled via the Highbury website and wishes to cancel an enrolment or transfer to a different course they should contact Highbury College by emailing: info@highbury.ac.uk or by contacting the Advice and Guidance Team on 02392 38 3131 Option4.

Students will not be entitled to a refund unless the withdrawal from the course is due to exceptional circumstances (evidence maybe required) and then refunds will only be permitted if the withdrawal is within the first third of the course duration. A minimum charge of £50.00 will apply in any event.

Student Charter

A copy of our Student Charter is available from the College website. This sets out the services you can expect from Highbury College and what we expect from you.

Student Safety

At Highbury College all students are entitled to learn in an environment which is physically safe and free from abuse, as set out in our Student Charter.

Student Disciplinary Procedure

This is available on the College website

Data Protection

All personal information (including Credit and Debit card details) entered on the Highbury College website is processed through a secure server link and is encoded for security and protection. The information you provide may be shared with other organisations for purposes of administration, the provision of career and other guidance and statistical and research purposes, relating to education or training.

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Details

  • Venue Highbury Campus

  • Start Date 01/08/2018

  • 16-18 Tuition Fee i x 16-18 Tuition Fee See Costs and Payment for Details FREE

    19+ Tuition Fee i x 19+ Tuition Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. £3350

    19+ Registration Fee i x 19+ Registration Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. £150


Qualification gained

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: Education