Course Overview

JLC has a proven track record of delivering Access to HE courses that gives mature students (19+) the opportunity to study part time, term time only and with some flexible study hours towards a career change into the Teaching and the Education sector. JLC has produced consistently outstanding results over many years with full academic, study skills and UCAS support being given, so you will be fully prepared for academic progression.
The course is aimed at anyone wanting to go to university to study for a degree in teaching or the education sector.. It is useful for people already working in education for example as a teaching assistant who want to upskill to go into teaching as well as people who have no current education experience but who have a passion and desire to work in education.

The majority of students go on to study at a range of regional and wider universities in a variety of degrees for example Primary Teaching, Secondary Teacher, Special Educational Needs and Educational Studies. However, some students take the course for CPD and to upskill to progress their current knowledge.

This qualification will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress to university or into employment in the teaching and education sector.

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Who is this course aimed at?

The course is aimed at mature students (19+) who wish to progress to university who do not currently have the required qualifications. * If you have no GCSE or equivalent in Maths and/or English, providing you have eduation experience you will still be considered. It is especially targeted at people who want to work within education , for example as Teachers (including Primary, Secondary and SEND) The course runs part time and is designed for people who still have to work as there is flexibility in the Guided Learning Hours. The course is funded if you do not have a Level 3 qualification, so there is no direct payment required to the college by students unless you already have Level 3 quals.

What will you learn?

  • How to successfully study in higher level education
  • A range of Biology units that give you the specialist subject knowledge to deliver the national curriculum.
  • A range of English units units that give you specialist subject knowledge to deliver the national curriculum.
  • A range of units based on current education issues and digital technology
  • Modules covering teaching practice and professional standards in education
  • Work placement where you put theory into practice
  • For further information see the CAVA website

What skills will you develop?

Skills students will develop on this course include:

  •  Comparison 
  • (Digital) Literacy 
  • Research 
  • Oracy 
  • Confidence 
  • Collaboration 
  • Effort 
  • Collaboration 
  • Time management 
  • Meeting Deadlines 

Progression Routes

There are a variety of different progression routes you can follow with this course. This can include different pathways to achieve numerous careers through Higher Education, Apprenticeships or directly into Employment. Here are some progression routes:

  • Teaching


Course Leader:
Kath Ambler

Course Length:
One Year

Entry Requirements:
GCSE or Equivalent in Maths and English at Grace C.

How is the course assessed:
A range of assessments including written essays, portfolios, presentations, professional discussion and examinations.