All units are class based and learning is facilitated by formal lectures, practical group work and ICT interaction. The subjects are relevant for those wishing to undertake degrees in primary teaching/early years.
Subjects offered on this diploma can include:
- English Language and Literature
- Education Studies
These are complemented with timetabled study skills and tutorial support. More details on combinations and unit content can be discussed at the interview stage.
You will develop the academic skills, knowledge and understanding to enable you to progress into HE to study Primary Teaching or related subjects.
Assessment includes coursework and exams in two semesters over the year. Some units may include presentation elements. All work is internally moderated by teaching staff and then externally moderated by Certa assessors.
This course will be delivered at Quarry Hill Campus.
You must be 19 years of age by 1 September in the year the course starts.
Students must hold an A-C in GCSE Maths and English. For entry into a primary teaching degree, students will also need either a GCSE Science, or an equivalent accepted by their chosen university. If a student with Level 2 Functional Skills wishes to study a GCSE alongside their Access to HE course they can, but we would recommend only one due to the demands of both courses. Those students without a pass at level 2 can be supported to achieve these qualifications though our GCSE and Step Up programmes before enrolling on their Access to HE Course.
The diploma is designed for access to many HE courses both locally and nationally. We have some excellent universities here in Leeds. All of them welcome our Access students. Leeds Trinity University, for example, has a strong tradition of offering our students places for psychology, English, History and primary teaching.
We also have close links with Leeds Beckett University and the University of Leeds, who support the aims and objectives of the Access Diploma and increased participation for adult students. Students do not have to restrict themselves to local universities. They are encouraged to pick the courses that best suit their situations, needs and interests.
Following your application to an Access to HE course, you are strongly advised to research the individual entry requirements for the HE courses and universities you wish to progress to.