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Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
13.1 Teaching and Lecturing
Credits:
39
Qualification No:
601/6292/2
GLH:
308 hours
Total qualification time:
390 hours
Price:
£122.00 per learner
Age Range:
18+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass/Merit/Distinction

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The Pre-Access Diploma in Further Study in Education is intended to support progression to an Access to HE Diploma in a related area.

    The Diploma will provide learners with a firm foundation in terms of knowledge, skills and understanding of education, while at the same time giving them the opportunity to develop and practice their study skills. Individuals will have the chance to practise producing written work in the format expected when progressing to an Access to HE Diploma and to experience the same approach to assessment, making the learner better prepared for further study.

    Each of the pre-Access qualifications has a single mandatory, graded unit which requires learners to complete an extended project in their chosen sector or subject. Learners can then choose the remaining units from a range of optional ungraded units, selecting those that match their interests and best fit with their planned progression route. They may also select a unit in effective learning skills, if they need an additional focus on these skills.

    The Certificate and Diploma in Further Study in Education will support progression to Access to HE Diplomas including Teaching, Early Years, Education Studies and Primary Teaching.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve a minimum 39 credits with 6 credits taken from the Mandatory Group (M), and the remaining credits from the Optional Group (O).


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must achieve the single mandatory unit totalling 6 credits.

    Education Project

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/507/2055
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    Optional

    Learners must achieve a minimum of 33 credits from this group.

    Adult Learning

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/507/2022
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    Assessment in Education and Training

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/507/2023
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    Child Protection and Safeguarding Children

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/505/2434
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    Classroom Management

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/507/2024
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    Communicating with Children or Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/505/2440
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    Communication for Education Professionals

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/507/2059
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    Curriculum Planning

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/507/2025
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    E-learning Tools for Teaching and Learning

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/507/2050
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    Effective Learning

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/505/1088
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    Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in education and training

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/507/2027
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    How Children Learn

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/507/2046
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    Intellectual and Language Development of Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/505/2462
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    Introduction to Psychology

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/507/2052
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    Introduction to Sociology

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/507/2032
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    Observing Teaching and Learning

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/507/2047
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    Physical Development of Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/2467
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    Planning a Career in Education

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/507/2056
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    Professional Relationships with Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/507/2105
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    Reflective Practice in Education

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/507/2045
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    Schools as Organisations

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/507/2048
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    Social and Emotional Development of Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/2470
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    Special Educational Needs

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/507/2042
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    Supporting Learning

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/507/2049
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    Teaching and Learning

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/507/2053
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    The History of Education in England

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/507/2043
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    The Sociology of Education

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/6039
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    Understanding Counselling Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    K/506/4763
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    Value of Play and Recreational Activity to Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/2489
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is designed for adult learners who are aspiring to higher education, lack the necessary qualifications to apply for a degree course but are not yet ready to embark on a preparatory Level 3 qualification, such as an Access to HE Diploma.

    The Diploma in Preparing for Further Study in Education (as opposed to the Certificate of the same title) is particularly suitable if learners have been advised that they would benefit from an extended Level 2 course before moving on to an Access to HE Diploma.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    The primary purpose of this qualification is to support learners to progress to a higher level vocational qualification, specifically an Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma relating to education.

    This qualification includes one mandatory unit:

    • Education project

    Learners must then select further units from a list of optional units. These include knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to all the possible progression routes from the Diploma, e.g.

    • Reflective practice in an education context
    • Teaching and learning
    • Assessment in education and training

    Learners can also choose units which are specific to the particular pathway you are planning, e.g.

    • Special educational needs
    • Adult learning
    • Supporting learning.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    There is a Level 2 Certificate and Diploma in Preparing for Further Study in Education. The Certificate will be appropriate for most learners preparing to progress to an Access to HE Diploma. However learners should take the Diploma if they have been advised that learners would benefit from a significant period of time developing their knowledge, skills and understanding at Level 2 before progressing to an Access to HE Diploma, perhaps because they have been out of learning for a long while or are studying in English for the first time.

    The Diploma may also be the right choice if they are still uncertain about the specific Access to HE Diploma they want to progress to and need time to explore several different progression options within the broad field of education.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification is not intended to support progression to employment.


    What are the progression options?

    The Diploma in Preparing for Further Study in Education is intended to support learners progression to an Access to HE Diploma in a related area. The Diploma will provide learner with a firm foundation in terms of knowledge, skills and understanding of education, while at the same time giving learner the opportunity to develop and practise your study skills.

    The learners will have the chance to practise producing written work in the format expected of them when they progress to an Access to HE Diploma and to experience the same approach to assessment, making you better prepared for further study.

    Depending on the combination of optional units that learners choose they could progress to an Access to HE Diploma in any of the following areas:

    • Teaching
    • Early Years
    • Education Studies
    • Primary Teaching


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    There are no specific entry requirements, in the form of prior qualifications or levels of attainment, for this qualification. However, if at the start of their course learners have not already achieved Level 2 English and maths (in the form of functional skills or GCSE), they can expect to be offered the opportunity to include English and maths in their programme alongside the Diploma in Preparing for Further Study in Education. Learners must be aged 18 or over to take this qualification. Learners can also decide to take a unit, ‘Effective Learning’, which will give the them opportunity to focus explicitly on developing the study skills they will need to succeed on an Access to HE Diploma and on a degree course. The minimum vocational content for this qualification is 90% (if learners choose to include the unit ‘Effective Learning’); the maximum is 100%.

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