Access to Higher Education Diploma: Humanities and Social Sciences (Level 3)

Access to Higher Education Diploma: Humanities and Social Sciences (Level 3)

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Access to Higher Education Diploma: Humanities and Social Sciences (Level 3)

The Diploma is divided into units grouped into subject areas including Psychology, Sociology and Education for each of which you can gain credits.

The Diploma is divided into units grouped into subject areas including Psychology, Sociology and Education for each of which you can gain credits. It is perfect if you wish to work within the healthcare or social care professions. It is recognised by universities worldwide.

Access to HE courses aim to prepare mature students (19+) for entry into Higher Education. It’s ideal for those who did not gain the qualifications needed for university whilst at school or college.

Humanities and Social Sciences is a course for adult learners who want to study sociology, criminology and  social policy at university. For those wanting to study social work, you do a social work unit in place of crime and deviance. There is also a specialist Access to HE psychology pathway for students wanting to study psychology at university.

 
Duration 1 year
Study mode Full Time or Part Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Technology Campus
Course code 56700-01
Fee £3,022.00 (Advanced Learner Loan Eligible)

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 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:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social policy
  • English Literature
  • Education studies
  • Politics
  • 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.

 

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 moderated and externally moderated by Certa assessors.

 

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

 This course is delivered at Technology Campus.

 

Entry requirements

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.

What's next

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Progression opportunities

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.  

Campus Locations

Technology Campus

Cookridge Street
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS2 8BL
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.5 MilesWebsite

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