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Qualification name Access to HE Diploma (Teaching)
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Aim Qualifications
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Part-time
Course start date 13th September 2022
Cost £3,384.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

Are you considering a career in school teaching or another educational role working with young people or children? Would you like a stepping stone to university study? If so, our Access to Teaching course may be right for you.During this full-time one-year course, you will develop your study skills and have the opportunity to enhance your skills in communication and improve your awareness of subject pedagogy. You will also deepen your knowledge across a broad spectrum of subjects, including psychology, sociology, science and English so that you are prepared for study around the field of education. This broad curriculum will prepare you well for university study and provide a pathway which enables you to apply for primary or secondary teaching courses.The programme is delivered by a team of well qualified, enthusiastic and experienced teachers who understand the needs of Access learners and are therefore able to provide appropriate support and guidance. You will learn through a wide range of activities including lessons, small and large group work, seminars, projects, tests and presentations.This programme is delivered at our Ilkeston campus.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

You will need to have a minimum of a grade 4 (or equivalent) in GCSE English, Maths and Science. It is desirable that you have gained some paid or voluntary experience working in a school or with children in a different capacity. It is recommended that you gain further experience working in a school setting and organise an additional placement (one day per week). Universities are seeking trainee teachers who have gained experience working in the sector.

View the key features of this course.

This is a broad course, equipping you to progress to university study. The specific units have been selected so that you are able to compete for places on BEd Primary programmes or on a BA (Hons) Education Studies. The course comprises*: Study Skills such as research, referencing and assignment writing Units such as Educational Theories, Educational Psychology, Planning and Delivering a Teaching Session and an Introduction to Special Educational Needs An o

Understand how the course will be delivered.

Most units are assessed through assignment work. This can include written assignments, reflections on practice, presentations, debates and portfolios. Some units are assessed through examination. This helps prepare you for the range of assessments that you will experience when studying for a degree.

Find out what material you will need.

You will require an electronic device for word processing e.g. a laptop or a PC and access to the Internet. There are no additional costs involved.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

Most units are assessed through assignment work. This can include written assignments, reflections on practice, presentations, debates and portfolios. Some units are assessed through examination. This helps prepare you for the range of assessments that you will experience when studying for a degree.


Upon gaining the Access to Teacher Training qualification, you can progress to a range of higher education courses, including:


BEd (Primary) - a four-year degree leading to full qualification

BA (Hons) Education Studies (offering pathways in SEND, Early Years or Childhood and Youth Studies followed by a PGCE Primary)

Joint Educational Studies and Specialist Subjects, if you decide on a career in teaching in secondary schools, followed by a PGCE Secondary



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Name DERBY COLLEGE @ ILKESTON
Address Field Road
Ilkeston
Derbyshire
DE7 5RS
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Email enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk
Phone 0800 028 0289
Website https://www.derby-college.ac.uk

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