Access to Teaching

L3 Level 3
Full Time
7 September 2020 — 18 June 2021
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

This Access to Education and Humanities course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to progress into Higher Education courses such as Teaching, Literature, History or Geography.  

What you will study

English Literature, History and Geography are key subjects covered by this course.  You will also be required to study Numeracy, Communications and Study Skills as mandatory core subjects.

Weekly personal tutorials are held to support you through your studies.

Please note that some degree pathways require additional qualifications (e.g GCSE Maths/English at Grade B) alongside the Access to Higher Education Diploma qualification. Please ensure that you sign up to the appropriate provision, based on your planned exit route - you can discuss this with us during your interview if you wish.

If you do not already possess the appropriate GCSE qualifications required for your preferred university course, you might like to consider our pre-Access course - Adult Foundation.

This is an intensive course and applicants must be certain they are ready for both the academic demands and the workload of the course. Upon successful completion of the course, students will achieve the Access to Higher Education Diploma qualification. This is a nationally recognised qualification that is accepted for entry into Higher Education courses.

This course is designed for those with life experience and is not typically suitable for applicants aged under 19 years.

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £350.00

Entry requirements

Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy assessed at interview and GCSE Grade A* - C in English Language. Learners need to be outside of FT education for three years prior to studying this course. Alternatively, learners studying on Adult Foundation may be able to progress on to this course.

Teaching and assessment

  • Continuous assessment including essays, presentations, in class tests and exams.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

7 September 2020

End date

18 June 2021

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

17.5 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code



Access to Higher Education Diploma (Huma
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What our students say

I think I have really grown in confidence on the course, and have gained basic skills which I didn’t have before, I left school at the begin in Year 11, so getting a C in maths and English at GCSE was a big deal for me, and it boosted my confidence. 

Francessca Hill
Studied Adult Foundation and Access. Now studying Foundation Degree Care Studies at CAVC.

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE