Access Foundation Diploma: Social Science (Level 2)

Access Foundation Diploma: Social Science (Level 2)

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Access to Higher Education Diploma: Humanities and Social Sciences Professions (Level 2)

This is a nationally recognised qualification. It enables learners with few or no formal qualifications to gain the knowledge and skills they need to progress on to further learning in the social sciences sector. It is the first step in a vocational progression route into higher education for social sciences and social work.

You will also study GCSE Maths and English alongside this course.

Duration 1 year
Study mode Full Time or Part Time
Start date 02/09/2019
Campus Technology Campus
Course code 73111-01
Fee £1,987.00

Specific pathways in general social sciences, social work and psychology available – please ask at interview or open events for more info.

What you learn

All units are class-based and learning is facilitated by lectures, practical group work and ICT interaction. Lesson materials can also be accessed online via Google Classrooms.

Subjects taught on this course include:

• Psychology

• Mental Health

• Equal Opportunities, Prejudice and Discrimination

• Sociology

• Social Policy


Study skills taught on this course include:

• Academic writing

• Study skills including reading, note taking and research skills

• ICT skills including word processing and spreadsheets.

• Building numeracy skills such as data handling, fractions, decimals and percentages

• Improving English skills such as spelling, punctuation and grammar


You will also study GCSE Maths and English alongside this course including:

• GCSE Maths

• GCSE English

Benefits / Skills you will develop

You will develop the academic skills, knowledge and understanding to enable you to progress into Higher Education or pursue a career in Health and Social Care.

How you will be assessed

Assessment includes coursework and exams in two semesters over the year. Some units may include presentation elements. All work is internally and externally moderated by Certa assessors.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

 This course is delivered at Technology Campus.


Entry requirements

You will need GCSEs at grade D in English and maths (or equivalent).

Additional requirements: Successful interview and demonstration of appropriate sector care values.

What's next

Successful completion of the Level 2 Access to Higher Education Diploma will allow progression to the Level 3 Access to HE Humanities and Social Sciences route. However, you will also need to achieve grade 4 or above in both maths and English to progress to level 3 study.

Other progression routes include:

• Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care - Level 3.

• Health and Social Care Extended Diploma - Level 3

Campus Locations

Technology Campus

Cookridge Street
West Yorkshire
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.5 MilesWebsite

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