Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science & Humanities)
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Who is it for?
This course is designed to prepare students for degree-level study. It offers a rigorous standard of study in a supportive environment. Access to HE Diplomas are flexible and attractive to students who would like to improve their educational qualifications and are popular with students who may have been out of formal education for some time and who appreciate a more adult-friendly learning atmosphere.
Most students studying the Social Science and Humanities Diploma aim for careers in social work, teaching, criminology, history, English, law, psychology, or politics, but the range is not limited to these.
GCSE English grade C/4+ (Other Level 2 English qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis.)
*GCSE maths or L2 Functional Skills may be studied alongside the part-time course.
A commitment to study,
What does the course involve?
Students wishing to study Social Sciences, Humanities or Education related courses will enrol to the Access to HE Diploma (Social Science and Humanities). The modules of study are Psychology, Sociology, Literature, History and Skills for Learning.
The full-time programme runs over one year and the part-time programme is available over two years (34 weeks a year) day and evening to fit around other commitments and responsibilities.
How is the course assessed?
The assessment techniques are varied throughout the programme and include essays, presentations, posters, and practical experiments. Modules are broken down into units and you are assessed at the end of each unit of study.
If you are completing an additional course such as GCSE maths, external examinations are required.
How much does it cost?
Fees will be confirmed on application or via our website. In many instances, funding such as the Advanced Learner Loan may be available to cover the cost of the course. Successful completion of the Access to HE Diploma and your subsequent HE course currently means you do not have to pay this loan back.
While it is not required, some students choose to obtain additional books to assist their studies.
The next classes due to start will be in September 2022 at the London Road Campus. Guidance is offered at advice events, interview and induction to ensure students are choosing the best pathway to meet the requirements for their intended university course.
What do I do next?
Please enrol online by clicking on the Enrol button above. If you are under 19 or haven’t lived in the UK for the last three years, please contact the college either in person or by phone on 01743 342333 between 9.00am-5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am-4.30pm on Friday to discuss your options further.
You will be required to pay any course fees at the time of enrolment, so please ensure that you have your payment method ready.