Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) - Teaching English

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) - Teaching English

Overview

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) is a nationally recognised alternative to A-Levels. This pathway has a higher focus on English Language and Literature units. Combined with relevant Education Theory and Education Practice units means it’s the perfect preparation for someone wanting to go into teaching with a focus on teaching English. Gain a broad understanding of key themes, with opportunities to specialise at university. You’ll develop the study skills you need to start a range of educational degree courses.

This Access to Higher Education Diploma is designed for students with an interest in teaching or working in the education sector. If you don’t have the grades you need to apply for further study, our diploma is a fast-track solution.

We offer the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) as a flexible online programme. Unlike traditional college courses, you can enrol and get started at any point throughout the year. Study from home, to a schedule that suits you. You won’t need to give up your job, or other commitments to work towards a new career.

Complete your studies in as little as 9 months, or take up to 2 years. You can progress at a pace which works for you.

How does my Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) work?

All of our course materials are easy to understand and provide you with a broad range of additional information to support your learning. You’ll be allocated a Learner Support Advisor who’ll have regular contact with you via our platform, by phone, email or text. You’ll be responsible for setting your own study schedule to fit around your lifestyle and responsibilities; you can therefore study at your own pace and in your own way.

Whilst you will have a great deal of flexibility with your studies, you’ll need to develop the discipline to study independently as well as be realistic about what you can achieve in the time you have available. Contact is all available with fellow students via our unique platform, and through debates and forums where you can share thoughts and ideas.

Remember that this is distance learning so our Access to Higher Education Diploma fits into your life rather than the other way round. You can choose how long you’d like to study your Access to Higher Education Diploma for. The minimum expected time a learner would take to complete their Access to Higher Education Diploma is 9 months, the maximum is 2 years. After a short amount of time on the course you’ll be capable of things you hadn’t previously thought possible.

How will my Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) be assessed?

Your Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) will be made up of a number of units, each of which will require you to complete an assignment. You’ll find ‘assignment planners’ included within the course materials for each unit; these are designed to help you to complete the relevant assignment. Your personal tutor will be responsible for marking your assignments and giving you with feedback about the work you’ve produced, and how you can improve.

All assignments provide the evidence required to award you with learning credits. You will need 60 credits to achieve an Access to Higher Education Diploma. Of the 60 credits required, 15 will be ungraded and 45 will be graded as a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

What happens after the Access to Higher Education Diploma?

Once you have completed the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) you’ll be ready to take on the challenges of university study. Choose from a wide variety of degree courses, which come with fantastic job prospects.

After your degree, you could go on to qualify as a teacher through a PGCE, but a degree in education does not limit you to the classroom. As a graduate, you could work in publishing, museums, youth work or childcare.

Course modules

Module 1: Preparing to study

On completion of this module 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.

Module 2: Academic writing skills 

On completion of this module you will:

  • Be able to write with relevance in responding to an academic task.
  • Know how to interpret and discuss concepts and debates in responding to a set, academic writing task.
  • Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas.
  • Understand the role of reference, allusion and paraphrase to avoid plagiarism.

Module 3: Preparing a written assignment   

On completion of this module 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.

Module 4: Independent research 

On completion of this module you will:

  • Be able to plan a piece of research on an approved subject area.
  • Be able to collect research material from different sources.
  • Be able to use data to substantiate an argument.
  • Be able to record sources of information.
  • Be able to present research findings.

Module 5: An Introduction to classroom teaching

On completion of this module you will:

  • Plan and prepare for teaching within the National Curriculum.
  • Understand the importance of classroom design.

Module 6: Progressing to Higher Education

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand potential next steps in education.
  • Understand key sources of information relevant to HE application.
  • Understand personal HE opportunities.
  • Understand the financial implications of further study.
  • Know how to apply for a course.

Module 7: Theories of child development

On completion of this module 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. .

Module 8: Human nutrition & the digestive system

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the structure and functions of the organs of the digestive system.
  • Understand nutrients and their sources.
  • Understand how diet may influence health.

Module 9: Human reproduction, growth & development 

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the structure and function of the human reproductive system.
  • Understand how hormones regulate the reproductive tract throughout life.
  • Understand the sequence of events from conception to puberty.

Module 10: Behaviour problems in the classroom

On completion of this module you will:

  • Recognise anti-social behaviour.
  • Recognise anti-institutional behaviour.
  • Understand the formal discipline processes/procedures of a school.
  • Understand the informal methods of implementing discipline within a classroom setting.
  • Understand some of the underlying causes of behavioural problems as displayed in the classroom.

Module 11: Language acquisition

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the stages of development on children’s language.
  • Understand the contrasting views on language acquisition.

Module 12: Theories of cognitive development & learning

On completion of this module you will:

  • Have knowledge of theories of cognitive development.
  • Understand learning theory.
  • Have knowledge of the application of theories of learning and cognitive development to classroom practice.

Module 13: Introduction to teaching & learning

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand models of teaching and learning.
  • Understand ‘blocks’ to learning.
  • Understand curriculum planning and lesson planning.

Module 14: The psychology of learning 

On completion of this module you will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a range of theories of learning.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different learning and teaching styles.

Module 15: Child development & management of pupil behaviour

On completion of this module you will:

  • Be aware of the physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social development of the child.
  • Understand the main aspects of social and emotional development.
  • Know factors which may affect pupil development and behaviour.
  • Know methods for managing pupil behaviour.

Module 16: Language, communication & communities

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand styles used in written English.
  • Understand factors influencing language.
  • Understand the role of the writer.
  • Understand the process and effects of language change.

Module 17: Study of a novel

On completion of this module you will:

  • Know how to respond to a novel.
  • Know how to demonstrate skills in the analysis of novel writing.
  • Understand the contextual aspects of the novel.

Module 18: Understanding drama

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand how an author creates character.
  • Understand the structure of plot within a drama.
  • Understand the part played by language in dramatic effect.
  • Understand how a play transfers from page to stage.
  • Know how to articulate a personal response to the impact of drama and performance.

Module 19: Short story

On 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.
  • Know how to make a personal response to the text.
  • Know how to use supporting evidence.

Requirements

All learners starting an Access to Higher Education Diploma must have a GCSE Grade A-C in maths and English (or Functional Skills Level 2 or new GCSE Grade 4-9) and aspire to study a related degree at university.

Access to Higher Education Diplomas fulfil entry criteria for a broad range of university degrees and can be used in conjunction with the standard UCAS application process. In short, Access to Higher Education Diplomas have a track record of helping learners get to the university and degree of their choice. Learners must bear in mind each University has their own set of admission criteria and places are subject to demand. Varying admission criteria can include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Number of credits to be attained at Merit or Distinction level.
  2. Successfully passing a face-to-face interview at the University.
  3. Passing a Universities proprietary literacy and numeracy assessments.
  4. Completion of specified work placements or work experience.
  5. Learners starting an Access to Higher Education Diploma must have a GCSE Grade A – C in Maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills).

Each learner must undertake their own research to ensure their diploma is properly specified and gives them the best possible chance of gaining entry to their university of choice. This research should be undertaken as soon as possible. learndirect will not be able to accept any liability for the inability of any Access to Higher Education Diploma learner failing to secure an offer from a Higher Education institution.

Assessment

Your chosen pathway will be made up of a number of units, each of which will require you to complete an assignment. You'll find 'assessment planners' included within the course materials for each unit; these are designed to help you to complete the relevant assignment. Your personal tutor will be responsible for marking your assignments and giving you with feedback about the work you've produced, and how you can improve.

Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education (Education)

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 (QAA ref: (40003887).This course has also been assigned 60 credits.

Open College Network West Midlands

Open College Network West Midlands is a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. Open College Network West Midlands also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

Developing your career

Your Access to Higher Education Diploma and the way it is delivered within our innovative learning platform 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 1,000's of graduate programmes as well as setting you apart from those who don't have a degree.

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