Access to HE (Level 3)

Access to Higher Education (Early Years) Level 3 Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR ADULT FULL TIME 2020
£3000 * Southend Campus
Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR ADULT FULL TIME 2020
£3000 * Southend Campus

Overview

This course is for people that would like to study on a Higher Education programme in Early Years e.g the Early Years BA (Hons), but need to gain the required entry qualifications and skills.

Access programmes entail 13 hours of direct contact time in addition to a minimum of 13 hours independent study.

Entry Requirements

You must be aged 19 or above by the 31st of August 2020.

You must have at least one GCSE C/4 or above in either English Language or Maths, or a Level 2 in Functional Skills (evidence of this will be required during the application cycle).

Ideally you will have both. However, if you only hold the one, you may work towards the one that you do not have whilst studying for your Access Diploma; this will be dependent on being accepted onto a Level 2 course, either GCSE or Functional Skills.

Many universities require GCSE Maths and English rather than an equivalent. It is your responsibility to begin checking which qualifications you require with the university or college you wish to progress to.

Course Structure

You will study a range of different units across the programme, some focusing on your academic skills and some more subject specific, such as:

  • Child Development
  • Special Educational Needs Awareness
  • Understanding Play as a Tool for Early Learning
  • Physical, intellectual and Language Development.
  • Safeguarding
  • Research
  • Educational Studies

Assessment & Feedback

Assessment is through a range of assessment techniques which may include assignments, presentations and examinations.

Attendance

Southend - 13 hours directed study per week in addition to a minimum of 13 hours independent study.

The course runs 3 days a week, on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between the hours of 9am and 4pm.

Please note that course days are subject to change if required before the enrolment date.

Course Cost

Advanced learner loan may be available

Adult, full time: £3000

Course fee based on 2019-20 for UK/EU students. Please note the cost stated is for 2019/20 and may increase for 2020/2021.

What Next...

Following successful completion of this Diploma, students will be able to progress to University to a range of pathways including, Early Years, Childhood Studies or Education.