Access to Higher Education Primary Teaching

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Important information

  • A Level
  • Distance Learning
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The Course will provide the required nationally accredited qualification to apply to Higher Education Universities and Colleges to study to become a Primary School Teacher.
Suitable for: Access courses are for people who wish to gain entry to Higher Education, but have not yet achieved the necessary entrance qualifications. They are particularly suited to adult learners including those who have been out of education for some time. There are no fixed course start or completion dates, the programme is flexible to suit your needs.

Important information

Where and when

Starts Location
Distance Learning

Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

Please note that if you are looking to attend university to study a teaching degree and are looking to enrol on any Access to Teaching Diplomas you must have GCSEs at a grade C or above before you enrol. These cannot be added to your studies at a later date. We would recommend you contact the university you would be looking to attend to find out the exact GCSEs needed and the course entry requirements you need before you enrol.

· Qualification

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Primary Teaching - English) or Access to Higher Education Diploma (Primary Teaching - Science)


Paul Molloy
What I would highlight Out of learning for more than 20 years. Working at a full time position which implied a ton of movement from one place to other and additionally having a developing family implied that getting the capabilities to change to my picked vocation would be troublesome. My fantasy was dependably to be a Primary School Teacher however not having the degree that was required was an obstacle for me.

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What you'll learn on the course

Teaching Assistant
Higher Education Access
Primary Education Teaching
Teaching Methods
Teaching Techniques
Primary school teaching
Primary Teaching
Primary School

Teachers and trainers (1)

Mrs Jo Clark
Mrs Jo Clark

Jo has a BSc (Hons) in Zoology, a Post Graduate Certificates in Education (PGCE) and a Masters Degree in Sustainable Education. Jo has taught a range of Science and Maths subjects for over 30 years in schools as well as working for a number of years teaching Access to HE in an FE college. She has also been an External Moderator for science with OCR, as well as examining and moderating for AQA. Jo also works for the Open University and Edge Hill University as an Associate tutor on the PGCE programmes.

Course programme

Course review:

We provide 2 teaching pathways: Humanities and Science.

Nationally recognised Access to HE Diploma in Science by Distance Learning (60 Credits) from an Online College established in 1993.

QAA accredited through Ascentis

Study from home at your own pace. We pride ourselves in our friendly, personal and professional service from fully qualified teaching staff.

Your personal tutor will support you in your studies through weekly phone contact and quick response to your emails. We will also help you with your UCAS application for Higher Education.

Course Modules change a little from time to time so visit the web site at for the most up to date information.

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Additional information

Payment options: Regular instalments can be spread across the course. Additional Awarding Body Registration fee (currently £185) charged in two stages: after first month and after achieving 24 credits. Prices may vary slightly from those published on this site. Please check the fees directly on our web site for the most up to date prices.
Career opportunities: You can apply to universities for a Primary Teaching degree course which can lead to a career as a qualified primary school teacher. Acquiring the knowledge and skills to become a professional involves training and study at degree level but there is a range of vital support roles that require no set academic qualifications for which an Access Diploma is an ideal way to maximise your job prospects, examples include: Administrative roles in schools & colleges, Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant and Technical roles in schools & colleges
Credits/Points: 60 Credits

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