Access to Higher Education Diploma: Humanities and Social Science
This programme is ideal for students who are 19 plus, who have some experience and qualifications already and who wish to gain entry to higher education to study a social science subject (such as Sociology, Law, Social Policy or Psychology) or social work.
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
The course is suitable for people who would like to apply for university but have been out of education for some time and are keen to ‘brush up’ on their academic skills, or for those who are considering a change in career.
It is delivered by a team of well qualified, enthusiastic and experienced teachers who understand the needs of Access learners and are therefore able to provide appropriate support and guidance. You will learn through a wide range of activities including lessons, small and large group work, seminars, projects, tests and presentations.
You will also be encouraged to undertake a placement within a relevant workplace setting to help you develop organisational, planning, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
Access to Higher Education Diplomas ensure that you are well prepared for university study as well as future employment, so we deliver additional subjects covering study skills and academic writing. If you are returning to learning after a break from education, then this course is for you.
All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss their qualifications, experience and any other related issues. You are also encouraged to attend an open evening to discuss the course with the tutors.
Applicants need to have at least a grade C (4) in GCSE English Language and it is advantageous to have at least a grade C (4) in Maths, although you may be able to study GCSE Maths alongside the course if you do not already have it.
Applicants who have not achieved English and Maths GCSE recently will have to undertake an English and maths assessment.
What will you learn?
Modules* will include:
- Study Skills
- Social Policy
* Please note modules may be subject to change.
How will you learn?
You will learn on-site.
What will you need to bring with you?
You will require an electronic device for word processing such as a laptop or a PC and access to the Internet.
There are no additional costs involved.
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed using a variety of methods: assignments, practical work, reports, group presentations, poster presentations and exams (practical and theory).
There is potential for progression to higher education study in social work, youth and community work, other social work-related professions or a degree in subjects such as Law, Politics, Sociology, Psychology or Criminology.
As with all qualifications, the award of the Diploma does not guarantee progression to higher education: this will depend upon learners meeting conditions set by individual universities for specific degrees.
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Information for Employers
Information for Employers
This course could lead to one of these careers...
Social and Humanities Scientists
Natural and Social Science Professionals n.e.c.
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Course Information Last Updated On: May 12, 2022 3:53 pm