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Bradford College

Access to Higher Education – Education

Qualification Gained
ASCENTIS Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma in Education
Study Level
Access to Higher Education, Level 3
36 weeks Full-time
Start Date
Study Mode


The Access to Higher Education Diploma is an intensive one year course that enables students without the necessary academic qualifications to gain a level 3 certificate with A level equivalency and to prepare them for degree level education. Students must have a real desire to study and a commitment to attend. This course is for mature students who are at least 19 years old on 1st September.

  Key Info

You will develop skills in:

  • Independent Research Referencing (Harvard)
  • Critical thinking and evaluative skills
  • Word Processing (including the use of footnotes)
  • Time Management
  • ILT (Information and Learning Technology – including the use of Virtual Learning Environments and the library online.
  • Solving or offering solutions to problems.

We will introduce you to the UCAS system and provide support for university applications. You will develop the necessary skills to progress onto a Higher Education course.

Examples of modules you will study:

  • Introduction to Education Studies
  • Planning a Research Project
  • Research Project
  • Key Developments in Education Policy and Change
  • Digital Tools for Teachers
  • Education Placement
  • Foundations in Learning as Social Practice
  • Psychology and Education
  • The Role of Play in Child Development

Entry to this course requires GCSE English and Maths at a grade 4 or C or above. Ideally Science at grade 4 or C or above if intending to study teacher training at university.

You are at least 19 years old on 1st September (18 year olds will be accepted by exception / interview).

Students will study through a variety of methods including self-assessment, coursework and time constrained exercises.

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression to a degree in Teaching, Social Work, Youth & Community Development, Health & Social Welfare, Counselling, Psychology & Community Settings, Childhood & Youth Studies and Social Nutrition & Health. The Access to HE diploma opens up progression to a range of degree courses in UK universities for adult learners, applying via UCAS.

Fees: Course fees are £3485, these fees can be self-funded or you can apply for an Adult Learner Loan to help to fund your studies. (Fee remission is available)

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service ay any time.

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