This course has a Distance Learning option – please select at application
Why study this course?
The Access to HE Diploma Social Science is a one-year, full time, level 3 course, which has been designed for people who want to study either social science subject at university.
Sociology and psychology will give you the opportunity to sample a range of different topics to help you decide your preferred field of study and prepare you for university.
There are a wide range of courses that you can study on completion of this Access diploma. It may help to consider the type of job you would like to do in the future to help you select a degree
The degree you choose following the Access to HE Diploma will determine the type of job you could do in the future. Possible jobs
Social Work Units
There are a range of strategies used to assess each unit on the social work diploma, these vary and could come in the form of a presentation, a professional discussion, essay, podcast, academic poster, report or video. Each assessment will be marked and graded by your lecturer and then returned to you along with useful feedback and tips for improvement.
You require a GCSE grade C/ 4 in English Language or an equivalent qualification, such as L2 Functional Skills English.
It is desirable to have GCSE grade C/ 4 in Maths or an equivalent qualification, such as L2 Functional Skills Maths as well. If not, you can study this alongside your Access Diploma, as you will need it for your Degree qualification.
You will need access to notebooks and stationery.
Day, time and duration
Full 23/24 timetable to be confirmed
If this is your first full level 3 course and you are aged 19 – 23 years, this course may be free
An Advanced Learner Loan is available for this course
If applying for an Advanced Learning Loan we will need evidence of application before enrolment can be completed, we can also support you to make this application