Access to HE Education

Diploma – Open Award
Study Area: 19+
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Part Time

Course Overview

Our Access to Higher Education Diplomas for Education give you the opportunity to apply for a degree in Education or Early Years. This can lead to a career working in schools, Further Education, Early Years and a range of children’s services.

Access to HE- Education


Whilst studying the Access to HE Diploma (Education) you will complete units which may include the following modules:

  • The Education System
  • Curriculum Design
  • Positive Behaviour Strategies


In addition to these subject specific modules, the course includes developmental units to support you in developing your academic skills in preparation for university.
When applying to university, we will support you with completing your UCAS application, personal statement and we will provide you with an academic reference. It is important to note that successfully completing your Access to HE Diploma does not guarantee you a place at university. While most universities accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas, it is your own responsibility to check that your UCAS application meets the current entry requirements for your university course choices.

Start Date

Start Date: September 2024

Two days per week

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

You are recommended to have GCSE Maths Grade C/4 and GCSE English Language at Grade C/4 or above or a Functional Skills Level 2 equivalent.

If you wish to study Teaching, you must have GCSEs in English, Science and Maths at Grade C/4 and above at point of entry.

You are highly advised to check, prior to enrolling, the entry requirements of any courses you wish to apply for at degree level.



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Progression to other HE providers: 

Degree programmes in Social work, Psychology, Counselling, Youth & Community, Teaching 

Assessment Methods

Learners are assessed throughout the course via a variety of methods such as assignments, presentations, portfolio building and examinations.

Course Fees

Tuition Fee: £3,380

Registration Fee: £200

An Advanced Learner Loan is available to cover the cost of the Tuition Fee on this course. The Registration Fee is a separate fee, which you may not need to pay depending on your circumstances. Advice will be given about this during enrolment.

When you complete a HE qualification the Advanced Learner Loan is written off and you will not need to repay it.

Awarding Body

This programme is validated by Open Awards.

Access to HE Education

Study Area: 19+
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Part Time
Unsure of which course to pick?

Calderdale College has a set of standard entry requirements. Apply for the course you want to study and we will help you get there.

There are a lot of courses available – work focused, practical and academic so it is important to think about the future and whether you want to proceed to university, move onto another course or get a job. We offer BTECs, Apprenticeships, T Levels, NVQs, VRQs, Degree Level Courses and more.

If you’re still not sure, don’t worry, just speak to a member of our advice and guidance team who will advise you.

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