Access to Higher Education Diplomas are full Level 3 national qualifications accepted as a standard entry qualification by Higher Education (HE) providers in England and Wales. Each year over 40,000 learners in the UK register on Access to HE Diplomas and most go on to succeed in HE and embark on life changing new careers.
The ‘Access to HE Diploma (Social Science and Humanities)’ provides the opportunity to apply for a degree across a range of subjects such as education, sociology, psychology, social work, literature, and media studies and more.
The course is designed to prepare learners without formal educational backgrounds for academic work and university life. In addition to academic content, study skills and IT skills are supported and developed.
The course starts in September for the duration of one academic year and is organised to allow students to fit their study around their home, family and work commitments (9.30am – 3.00pm). You will be expected to attend all teaching sessions for approximately 10-12 hours in college over 2-3 days a week. Please note that you will need to supplement this by studying in your own time.
Sessions will be delivered in well-equipped classroom settings; you will also be required to access on-line material.
Access to HE Courses are eligible for Advanced Learner Loans
– Loan eligibility doesn’t depend on your income and there are no credit checks.
– If you complete your Access to HE course and subsequent degree, your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off.
More information on paying for your Access to HE Diploma is available at https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan
Ideally, applicants should have a GCSE at Grade C (4) or above in both English and Maths.
However, we will consider applications from those who have and a Grade D (5) in either Maths or English – please note where this is the case the relevant GCSE must be studied alongside the Access to HE Diploma (evening class).
On receipt of your application to study this course you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the teaching team to discuss the course and its requirements further.
The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Humanities) covers a range of topics:
Psychology (such as Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology and Abnormal Psychology)
Sociology (such as the Sociology of Heath, the Sociology of Education and the Sociology of the Family)
Literature (such as Film Adaptations of Literary Texts and How the Poet Works)
Related Studies (a Research Topic)
Skills for Learning and a Common Core Subject (Number at Level 2)
Assessment is both formal (graded) and informal with an emphasis on continuous assessment and coursework to include essays, presentations, case studies, scientific reports, practical work and a research project.
Fees Advanced Learning Loan: 3022.00
Successful completion of this course will enable entry onto a relevant degree. (You are advised to check the specific entry requirements for the degree you wish to apply for in advance of applying for this course).
Additional help and support is available to you should you require it and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview
For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410002.
Duration and Times
Start date: 14/09/2020
End date: 24/06/2021
Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm
Days of week: Tu W Th
Number of Weeks: 33