Access to HE Diploma (Social Science) – DISTANCE

Course code


At application, this course can be found under the Adult & Part Time >> Access category 

Why study this course?

The Social Science Access to HE Diploma (Distance) course is extremely useful for people wishing to pursue a professional career working with people.

Learners have progressed into a range of courses, for example:

  • BA(Hons) Clinical Psychology
  • BA(Hons) Counselling Psychology
  • BA(Hons)Educational Psychology
  • BA(Hons) Forensic Psychology
  • Further Education Teaching
  • BA(Hons) Occupational Psychology
  • Policy Officer
  • Social Researcher
  • BA (Hon) Youth work
  • BA (Hon) Social Work
  • BA (Hon) Psychology
  • BA (Hon) Sociology
  • BA (Hon) Criminology

Course content

Social Science is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling careers as it grants people the chance to achieve social change. It is the best qualification to prepare you for a career in supporting and transforming the lives of the most vulnerable in society, through the essential concepts of sociology and psychology.

This array of content will give you a solid foundation for a course at university.

Entry requirements

Applicants require GCSE grade C/4 in English Language or an equivalent 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.

You must have access to a laptop or PC to access the online learning platform, produce your assignments and create PowerPoint presentations.

Day, time & duration

The day, time and duration of this distance programme is varied.

Start date

This programme has a rolling start – students can enrol at any time as this is a distance learning course.



An Advanced Learner Loan is available for this course.

If this is your first full level 3 course and you are aged 19 – 23 years, this course may be free.

Click here for more information about funding your course.

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