All units are class based and learning is facilitated by formal lectures, practical group work and ICT interaction. The subjects are relevant for those wishing to undertake degrees in Social work or Social Science degrees such as Sociology or Psychology.
Subjects offered on this Diploma can include:
- Social policy
- English Literature
- Education studies
- Media studies
These are complemented with timetabled Study Skills and Tutorial support.
More details on combinations and unit content can be discussed at the interview stage.
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.
Assessment includes coursework and exams in two semesters over the year. Some units may include presentation elements. All work is internally moderated and externally moderated by Certa assessors.
This course is delivered at Technology Campus.
You need GCSEs in Maths and English at grade C or above (Grade 4 or above if you did your GCSEs from 2017) or equivalents qualifications.
Additional requirements: Successful interview and demonstration of appropriate sector care values.
The Diploma is deigned for access to many HE courses both locally and nationally. Fortunately we have some of the best Universities here in Leeds. All the local Universities welcome our access students. Leeds Trinity University College for example has a strong tradition of offering our students places for Psychology.
We also have close links with Leeds Beckett University and Leeds University who support the aims and objectives of the Access Diploma and increased participation for adult students. Students do not have to restrict themselves to local universities. They are encouraged to pick the courses best suited to their situations, needs and interests.
Following your application to an Access HE course you are strongly advised to research the individual entry requirements for the HE courses and universities you wish to progress to.
Students who have successfully completed the course have progressed to university to study criminology, sociology and social policy. Students have also gone on to study politics, international relations and history. However, you will need to check with the universities to ensure that the units delivered on this pathway meet their entry requirements.