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Access to HE Diploma in Education

This course is suitable for individuals who would like to apply to university to pursue a career in a variety of education roles or teaching and for people working in support roles who want to take their careers to the next level.
1 year
Lee House, Manchester City Centre

The course will improve your academic, vocational and personal skills; it will also improve your CV and boost your confidence.

Successful candidates will be awarded a nationally recognised Access to HE Diploma awarded by Ascentis. The diploma is approved by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and is accepted for entry to a wide range of universities and higher education institutions.

When does the course start?

September 2024

What does the course cover?
  • Study skills
  • Study techniques
  • Psychology of education
  • Theories of teaching and learning
  • Educational policy and practice
  • You will also carry out independent research


When will I attend?

Attendance is required on the following days:

  • Monday 10:00am - 2:30pm
  • Tuesday 10:00am - 2:30pm
  • Friday 10:00am - 2:30pm
What will I achieve?

On successful completion you will achieve a Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma in Education.


What are the entry requirements?
  • Applicants must be over 19
  • We would usually expect adult learners to have maths and English at Level 1 or equivalent,  although we will also welcome applicants with overseas qualifications and/or relevant life experience
What does the course cost?

If you are aged 19 – 23 without a full level 3 qualification you will be eligible for full funding through the Skills Funding Agency.

If you are aged 19-23 and already have A Levels, or other Level 3 qualifications, or if you are 24 or over, you can apply for course fees to be paid through Student Finance England (SFE). SFE will write off the outstanding balance for your Access to HE Diploma loan once you complete your degree.


Lee House,
90 Great Bridgewater Street,
M1 5JW