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Tameside College Access and Higher Education

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Access to HE Teaching

If you are thinking of a career in education but are lacking the prerequisite qualifications for university, then this is the right course for you. An Access to Higher Education qualification is a fast-track course that is widely recognised by universities and bridges the gap between existing education and what is needed to study at degree level. The Access to Education pathway is an intensive and challenging one-year course that will give you an overview of education in the 21st century and help you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed for university and beyond.

You will study core education modules such assessment strategies and lesson planning by our skilled and highly qualified teacher educators who also deliver university level courses in education. Alongside these modules you will also study core curriculum subjects English and History; this is important as both of these modules give you a grounding in the wider curriculum which is vitally important in education especially if you are applying for a primary education degree at university. A full list of the units studied in the course is below:

National Education Policy for English Schools

Lesson Preparation Skills

Theories of how Children learn

Assessment Strategies and Skills

Practical Teaching Skills

Standard and non-standard English

Appreciation of a Play

Shakespeare

Appreciation of a Novel

Poetry

Studying History

The Viking Age

Hitler's Persecution of the Jews

The Wars of the Roses

The Suffragette Movement

For many Access students, they may have not been in formal education for a many number of years and what most students realise when starting an Access course is that it is not like school. Class sizes are smaller which allows you to get more attention from your teacher. Classes are more like seminars which you would have at university which allows for greater discussion of the topic being covered. All of the teachers on the pathway have higher degrees (or are working towards them) and have a wealth of experience in their field.

The Access course is very intensive and the need to show commitment to the course and be motivated and determined to be successful will be matched by your teachers.

Grade C/4 (or above) in GCSE English and Maths. If you will be applying for a primary education degree you will also need GCSE Science at grade C/4 (or above). Please note we do not accept Functional Skills as an equivalency. Also any overseas qualifications must be officially recognised in the UK and these will be checked and, if in doubt, you may need to use an exams equivalence service. Also be aware that a high standard of technical English is needed as all units are partly assessed on communication.

The way Access is structured means that assessment is on-going throughout the year. Many different modes of assessment are utilised which prepare you for how you will be assessed at university. Current assessment methods include essays, presentations, reports and a microteach

The course is recognised by all UK universities and the majority of students usually go on to study for Bachelor of Education (Primary) at university. Recent destinations have included The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitain University, The University of Leeds and Liverpool John Moores University.

Fees:
£3,384(Fee is per year)

Financial support could be available through Student Finance England.
For further information regarding finance please refer to the below links:

For Access and Pre-Access Courses:https://he.tameside.ac.uk/about/funding-your-access-course

For Higher Education Courses:https://he.tameside.ac.uk/about/funding-your-he-course

Course Code:
NL0014MQ/1
Duration:
1 Year

Start date:
09/09/2024
Times:
(Mon 09:30-15:15)

Application Deadline:
Please note the deadline for applying to this course is 1 week before the start date stated above.

Is the course accredited? Yes, all Higher Education and Access Courses at Tameside College are fully accredited by an awarding body. Please see the 'What can I achieve and what is next?' section for more details.

Course Overview

Fees:
£3,384(Fee is per year)

Financial support could be available through Student Finance England.

Course Code:
NL0014MQ/1
Duration:
1 Year

Start date:
09/09/2024
Times:
(Mon 09:30-15:15)


Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.

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