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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.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Access to Higher Education
Adult and Community
Location: Ilkeston
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 34
Hours: 13.00
Start: 13/09/2022
Days/Times:
Tuition: £3022
Adult Loan Amount: £3022
Ilkeston

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/access-to-higher-education-diploma-humanities-and-social-science
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Course Information for Students

It is also 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.

The course 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 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.

Modules* will include:

  • Study Skills
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Criminology
  • Social Policy

* Modules may be subject to change.

You will learn on-site

You will require an electronic device for word processing e.g. a laptop or a PC and access to the Internet.

There are no additional costs involved.

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.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Social and Humanities Scientists

£32665

Social and Humanities Scientists

Natural and Social Science Professionals n.e.c.

£37842

Natural and Social Science Professionals n.e.c.

Psychologists

£55682

Psychologists

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:53 pm