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Access to Higher Education: Teaching - Full-time

Access Teaching

Course outline

This course is perfect if you want to prepare for degree-level study, with the ultimate goal being to become a teacher or work in a related profession.

You’ll learn about what it takes to join the rewarding teaching profession, whether your goal is to become a teacher in a Primary or Secondary school, or to work with children in an area such as child development or a related career. This course will provide you with a great springboard to future degree-level study.

The course covers:

  • Teaching theory
  • Teaching techniques and practices
  • Psychology and behaviour

In addition, you will study a number of units such as study skills, target setting, biology, assessment practices and working with others. Some of the units will be optional depending on whether you plan to go into Primary or Secondary teaching.

You can expect to combine theory with valuable practical experience, which means you will have the opportunity to arrange a placement in a school during your studies. This work with young people will help to boost your application for university and future employment.

How to apply for this course

Apply online now for 2021/22.

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Location Date
111 Canal Street

Start: 13th September 2021

Course code: C000110 / Q000683


CAVA Access to HE Diploma


1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades 9–4 (A*–C) including English and Maths (equivalents may be considered).

It is not possible to study both GCSE English and Maths on this course.

If you already have a level 3 qualification or higher you may be able to move straight to our Foundation Degree in Educational Practice (SEND)If you already have a level 3 qualification or higher you may be able to move straight to our Foundation Degree in Educational Practice (SEND).


You’ll complete a portfolio of evidence which will showcase your practical skills and theoretical knowledge.


Choose to follow with the degree-level study required to move into a career in teaching or perhaps youth studies, child development or other specialist area.

Additional information

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