Access to Higher Education: Primary School Teaching & Childhood Studies Level 3

During this one-year course you will cover a variety of contemporary topics surrounding the childcare sector to give you the necessary foundations and knowledge required to progress in this field. Many of the skills learnt on this course are highly transferable and can be applied in a range of employment and educational settings.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Validated By
    • Learner Aim Reference
    • Price
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Part Time
    • Course Location
      Chorley Campus
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
    • Course Duration
      34 weeks
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  • Overview
    • Higher Education Toolkit
    • Introduction to Childhood Studies
    • Social Policy and Practice
    • Health and Well-being
    • Studies in Adolescence
    • The Role of Play in Child Development
    • Education Studies
    • Planning a Research Project
    • Key Developments in Education Policy and Change
    • Introduction to Developmental Psychology

    You will plan and carry out a research project and develop your study skills in: note taking, planning and structuring essays, critical and creative thinking and effective research and

  • Entry Requirements

    GCSE English and maths at Grade A*-C/ 9-4 or equivalent.

    Although not a requirement for this course, GCSE English and maths at grade A*-C/9-4 may be a requirement for progression to some careers and Higher Education Programmes.

    Applicants wishing to progress to Primary or Early Years Teaching, will need a minimum of GCSE English Language, Maths & Science at Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent dependent on individual University entry requirements.

    You will also be required to attend an interview with a member of our admissions team.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Assessment will be through assignment work, research projects, examinations, presentations, reports and reflective accounts.

  • Progression Pathway

    On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress to a higher level qualification / degree. It is important that prior to enrolling you research and contact the institution you wish to progress to, to ensure you are aware of the entry requirements for your chosen progression route and that this access course will be accepted as an entry requirement.

  • Safeguarding

    Runshaw College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

  • Health, Safety & Well-Being

    Runshaw College is committed to ensuring you have a happy, successful and productive time with us – ensuring your health, safety and well-being is at the heart of everything we do.

    We proactively encourage the disclosure of any disabilities or issues which may impact on your learning experience – this can be at interview, enrolment, or at any other stage during your studies. Any information you disclose will be held in strict confidence and will be used to assess your in-class support needs and inform a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) to ensure your safe evacuation from the College in the event of an emergency. If you would like further information, please contact Course Enquiries on 01772 642040.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.

  • Delivery Method

    This course is currently delivered through blended learning. This means a mix of online delivery and a small amount of classroom-based lessons, with social distancing measures in place. This is under regular review and any changes will be updated here.