This course offers a real opportunity to think outside the box to anyone who cares to take that chance. How else will you engage your learners’ attention in class?
Students will take subject-centred courses such as History and Philosophy of Education, Childhood Studies, and the history of post-1945 education in Britain, but they will also join with their peers to study in crossover subject areas such as Sociology, English Literature, Critical Thinking, History, Media and Film, and others that aid understanding of the wider world. The 20-unit SCCH course will fully support your UCAS application and enable you to apply for most university courses in Education Studies, and those that focus on specific types of primary and secondary education.
However, you are advised that if you wish to study to teach at primary level you will be expected by your university/ies of choice to have obtained GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths and Science: this is a government requirement and nothing else will do.
What do I need?
To be over 19 and at least two years out of education.
How will I be assessed?
This is a coursework-based qualification and you will be assessed through assignments.
What will I learn?
Psychology, sociology, childhood studies, education and practice, research skills.
Teacher-training courses at a range of institutions.
What are my career opportunities?
Previous learners on this course have gone on to teach at both primary and secondary schools.
Are there any extra costs?
Commencing in 2014, Access courses nationally will have been re-shaped to better reflect the key aims of the educational pathways studied. At Sussex Coast College, our provision will not alter fundamentally, but may be re-named. If in doubt, ask! Additionally, prospective applicants for Access should now expect to find that from October 2014 entry requirements to HE at national level include English and Maths GCSE at grade C (and Science for Education Studies). If you do not have these grades, or if you need to re-sit, it is advisable that you attain that grade before entry to Access.