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Professions in Teaching and Education — Access to HE

Course information

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a level three qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. The course is structured to allow students to develop both knowledge of their subjects and the academic skills to progress to university. The evening and blended learning course is designed to fit in around busy schedules with a minimum of one evening per week studying at the college, combined with a distance learning programme.
The combination of subjects will allow you to build up an extensive knowledge of teaching practice and skills, through the education professions module. You will also have the opportunity to develop your subject knowledge in areas such as history and English literature.

You will have access to outstanding academic and pastoral support, detailed online materials and the full Microsoft 365 suite during your studies.

The course is taught at the Clarence Street building, takes one academic year (September to the end of June) and is taught over 3 days.

IMPORTANT: You must be aged 19 or over to be able to study on an Access programme.


Level Three Access to Higher Education Diploma in Education Professions

This course leads to...

This course leads to degrees in education, primary teaching and educational psychology.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements to study on the education professions pathway are:

You must be aged 19 or above with a GCSE 4/C or above in English and Maths. A GCSE 4/C or above in a modern foreign language is also desirable.

Equivalent qualifications will not be accepted unless otherwise confirmed after an interview with the course managers and relevant higher education institutions.

Why study with us?

The Access to Higher Education team at the City of Liverpool College are a specialist team of teachers with extensive experience in working with adult learners, who have taken either a short or long break from formal education. We provide a supportive and respectful learning environment, which will allow you to fulfil your academic potential and career ambitions. We realise that returning to education can be a daunting prospect, and will help you to learn new academic skills and knowledge to allow to progress smoothly through to your chosen degree course.
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Further Information...

Need more information or can’t find the course you’re looking for? We can book you in to speak with our dedicated Advice & Guidance team about your options at The City of Liverpool College. With hundreds of courses and flexible learning, we’re sure to have something to meet your needs.

You can contact us online via or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 163261

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


This course is only available to learners aged 19 and over. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 3384.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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