This course will supply you with the requirements to progress into higher education, including modules specifically designed to progress you onto BA in Education courses (qualifying you as a teacher) or give experience ideal for progressing onto a teaching course (PGCE) after your degree in history, English or a related subject. If you want the pure academic route without teaching see information for Access to English and History.
You will study
Teaching and Learning
How Children Learn (child psychology)
Lesson Preparation and Planning (practical teaching unit)
Assessment Strategies (practical teaching unit)
War of the Roses
The English Reformation
The Collapse of the Republic
Appreciation of a Play
Access courses are designed for adult students as an alternative to A levels. You will be with other adult students and you will study units in six week blocks, rather than been given an exam at the end of the course. The focus will be on developing independent learners who are equipped for the demands of university life and, in this case, with experience relevant to primary or secondary teaching courses.
You will study two academic subjects English and history which are both highly valued by teacher training courses as they are national curriculum subjects. The teaching and learning module delivers specific units which include practical based teaching units, child psychology and professionally related areas such as educational policy.
Via the tutorials you will gain support in applying to university, in particular this will include support with personal statement writing.
You will need experience of working with children and have worked/ be working in a school by the time of application, though this can purely be as a volunteer a few hours a week.
You will need to have GCSEs in both English and Maths at grade C/4 or above to enrol on this Access to Higher Education programme.
Each unit on the course is assessed individually through a variety of assessment methods. You can achieve pass, merit or distinction for each assessment.
You can apply for teaching courses BA (Education), Early Years teaching, Level 4 or above teaching assistant or other education related courses like Childhood Studies. You can also apply for a wide range of history and English related courses.