Level: 3 | Duration: 1 Year | Start Date: September
Online Study: You will need to travel to college for the induction sessions at the start of the course and also any drop-in progress/support meetings throughout the course. They are NOT fully distance learning courses. See below for more information.
- Flexible online learning with the added security of face-to-face induction and weekly support sessions when needed
- Understand education and development
- A qualification which is equivalent to 3 A-Levels for entry to university
- Education Access course assessed through end-of-unit assignments with no exams!
If you have a dream and ambition of becoming a teacher, or you already work within education and wish to progress to a higher level and achieve the promotion you desire, the Access to Higher Education in Education could give you the qualifications to progress to university and achieve your career goals.
This course is ideal preparation for a degree in education. The modules which focus on education and development provide you with knowledge specific to teaching and education. Throughout the course, you will learn all about:
- How to manage behaviour in the classroom
- Development of children
- Psychology of learning
- Child development, disability, and special education needs.
- Roles, responsibilities, and relationships in education
Riverside College Criteria: You will need GCSE Maths and GCSE English Language at Grade 4/C or above.
University Entry Criteria: Each university will set its own admission criteria. You will need to check the entry requirements of your chosen university and course. The specialist Access tutors alongside the ACE/ Careers team at Riverside College can support you with your application to university. You are likely to require:
- A certain number of credits passed with a merit or a distinction grade* (see the Modules tab for the individual modules included in this course)
- GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English alongside literacy and numeracy assessments provided by the university. Primary Teaching may require Science GCSE at grade 4/C or above.
- A face-to-face interview at the university
- Course-related work placements or work experience
Course Fees:You can apply for an ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN; the Loan eligibility does not depend on your income and there are no credit checks. The loan will cover the full cost of your Access Course, this will be written off when you complete your degree – saving you up to £9,000 in fees and not using any of your Student Loans allowance.
Assessments:There are no exams on the Access to HE course, you will be assessed via academic reports, essays, case study analysis, illustrated mind map, illustrated report, worksheet, journal article, portfolio, academic poster, presentation (video and audio recording), revision guide, series of questions, academic writing skills tasks.
Why choose Riverside College:
- Flexible online learning for your Access to Higher Education qualifications with the support of weekly face-to-face drop-in support sessions when and if needed*
- Initial face-to-face induction to fully prepare you for your studies
- Up to six hours per week of drop-in support sessions with tutors when needed (Daytime and Evening sessions available)
- Interactive online sessions (Assessed and marked online).
- Access college facilities including the Learning Resource Centre, Study Rooms with PCs and printing, UCAS support, and bursaries
- Streamline your qualification to fit into your spare time giving you the option to complete the Access to Higher Education faster.
- Social groups offering tutor and peer support and encouragement.
- Ofsted Outstanding Access teaching and support teams
- Dedicated specialist Access teachers with over 10 years' experience in successfully supporting adults to progress onto degrees
- Study for FREE, saving up to £9,000 in fees AND you won’t use up any of your Student Loans allowance. See ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN for more details.
Developing Your CareerBy completing this Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) and a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree with QTS, you can become qualified as a teacher and work in an array of exciting roles. Teachers are required to educate children and young people of all ages and abilities. You could become a:
- Primary School Teacher
- Secondary School Teacher
- Special Educational Needs Teacher
- Early Years Teacher
- Head of Department
- Head of Year
- Pastoral Manager
- Deputy or Assistant Head Teacher
- Head Teacher
- Academic or School Librarianship
- Education Administration
- Educational Psychology
- Educational Publishing
- Education Social Work
- Museum Education
- Careers Guidance
- School Liaisons
Unit 1: Preparing To StudyOn completion of this unit you will:
- Understand how study is organised and planned
- Understand how to apply theories of learning in relation to personal approaches to learning
- Understand a range of constraints upon study
- Understand the importance of assessment feedback.
Unit 2: Academic Writing SkillsOn completion of this unit you will:
- Be able to write with relevance in responding to an academic task.
- Know how to interpret and discuss ideas and issues in responding to a set, academic writing task
- Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas.
Unit 3: Preparing a Written AssignmentOn completion of this unit you will:
- Understand how to use key information sources.
- Understand why sources are acknowledged and referenced.
- Understand a range of reading strategies.
- Understand note-making methods.
- Understand how to plan draft and produce a written assignment.
Unit 4: Roles, Responsibilities & Relationships in EducationOn completion of this unit you will:
- Understand the role and responsibilities of the teacher/mentor/trainer
- Understand the professional relationships between teachers and trainers engaged in education.
- Understand the importance and use of Teacher’s Standards.
- Understand the importance of continued professional development for education staff.
Unit 5: The Developing ChildOn completion of this unit you will:
- Understand the stages of development of children from birth to 18 years.
- Understand the stages of cognitive development of children from birth to 18 years
- Understand factors which affect social, emotional, physical and cognitive development in children from birth to 18 years.
Unit 6: Influences on Educational AchievementOn completion of this unit you will:
- Understand the differences in educational achievement between different groups.
- Understand measures to address differences in educational achievement.
Unit 7: The Psychology of LearningOn completion of this module you will:
- Understand what is meant by learning.
- Understand what is meant by conditioning and its practical applications.
- Understand Social Learning Theory and Observational Learning.
Unit 8: The Human Nutrition and the Digestive SystemOn completion of this unit you will:
- Understand the structure and functions of the organs of the digestive system.
- Understand nutrients and their sources.
- Understand the components of a healthy diet and the consequences of an unhealthy diet.
Unit 9: Theories of Child DevelopmentOn completion of this unit you will:
- Understand Piaget’s theory of development.
- Understand the major criticisms of Piaget’s work in child development.
- Understand alternative theories of development
- Understand how stages of development link to practical situations
Unit 10: Language AcquisitionOn completion of this module you will:
- Understand the stages of development on children’s language
- Understand the contrasting views on language acquisition
Unit 11: The Development of EducationOn completion of this unit you will:
- Understand changes and developments in the educational system
- Understand contrasting theories of the role of education in society
- Understand the relationships between educational opportunity, social class, gender and ethnicity
Unit 12: Developmental PsychologyOn completion of this unit you will:
- Understand the importance of early relationships in child development
- Understand explanations of the development of individual differences
Unit 13: Disability and Special Education NeedsOn completion of this unit you will:
- Know the different types of disability and special education needs
- Understand key features of the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for working with learners with disabilities and special education needs
- Understand the planning approaches used in the classroom to support inclusive learning involving learners with disabilities and special education needs
Unit 14: PlayOn completion of this unit you will:
- Understand types and the value of play
- Understand the theories of play in relation to children’s life stages
- Be able to plan, deliver and review an activity linked to a theory of play, which meets an intended learner’s needs
Unit 15: Short storyOn completion of this module you will:
- Understand narrative elements of the story
- Understand textual features and language
- Understand the influence of social and historical factors on the text
Unit 16: Managing Behaviour in the ClassroomOn completion of this unit you will:
- Understand the importance of maintaining a positive learning environment in a classroom
- Understand how to maintain a positive learning environment
- Understand some of the underlying causes of behavioural problems as displayed in the classroom
- Understand methods for managing pupil behaviour
Unit 17: Human Reproduction, Growth & DevelopmentOn completion of this unit you will:
- Understand the structure and function of the human reproductive system
- Understand how hormones regulate the reproductive system throughout life
- Understand the sequence of events from conception to childbirth
Unit 18: Sociology of EducationOn completion of this unit you will:
- Understand the importance of education as a socialising agency
- Understand the roles of education in contemporary society
- Understand the sociological explanations of labelling and the use of stereotypes
- Understand the concept of meritocracy
Unit 19: Equality of OpportunitiesOn completion of this unit you will:
- Understand the main aspects of the legal framework which identify rights and responsibilities about equality of opportunities
- Understand how to promote equality of opportunities, inclusiveness and diversity in the workplace
Unit 20: Safeguarding in EducationOn completion of this unit you will:
- Understand the development of legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding learners in education
- Be able to categorise different types and recognise indicators of abuse
- Understand policies and procedures in relation to safeguarding in an educational institution, and their use
- Understand how different agencies work together to safeguard learners in education
- Understand the importance of application of accepted Codes of Practice in classroom practice
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