Professions in Teaching and Education — Access to HE

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


Access to Higher Education Diploma

This course leads to...

This pathway is designed for students looking to go onto a career in teaching.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements to study on the education pathway are:

You must be aged 19 or over 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.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 158517

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. 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

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