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(Education) Pathway Level Three Access to Higher Education Diploma at East Riding College

Course description

The aim of this one-year full-time course is to enable mature learners to gain entry to higher education, particularly onto teaching and education related courses. . The Level Three Access to Higher Education Diploma programme provides an entry qualification to a range of undergraduate programmes and degrees at local and national universities. The course is fast paced and will normally be timetabled for approximately 15 hours per week, for the full academic year.

Course content

  • Current developments in education
  • Teaching and learning


  • English literature
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Study skills
  • ICT
  • Statistics

Entry requirements

  • Good level two (GCSE) skills with at least a minimum of three GCSEs at C or above, to include English and mathematics (and science for primary teaching) , plus a successful initial assessment or
  • Level Two Diploma in Progression and GCSE Mathematics and English at C or above (and science for 
    primary teaching) plus a successful initial assessment


For people whose first language is not English, you must have GCSE English at grade C or above or IELTS 7 (International English Language Testing System)

In addition a range of evidence will be considered when assessing the potential of an applicant to succeed on this course, such as life skills, previous employment, prior achievements and professional qualifications


A variety of assessment methods are used, typically including assignments, presentations, essays and examinations

Future opportunities

A variety of degree and other higher education courses, including the College’s range of HNCs, HNDs, foundation degrees, degrees.and teacher training courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Riding College directly.

Last updated date: 04 April 2016

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