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Access To Humanities with Social Sciences

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: GCSE English at grade C is required. GCSE Maths at grade C is desirable depending on the degree you wish to progress on to, but essential for applicants wishing to progress to teacher training degrees. All candidates are expected to attend a Taster Day before receiving a firm offer for a place on the Access course.

What will I learn?

The Access to Humanities combined with Social Science Diploma is aimed at students who wish to progress onto degree courses leading to professions such as Teaching, Social work and Law. It is also suitable for students wishing to study subject specific degrees such as Psychology, History and Business studies.

In the first semester the course provides you with units to develop your study, IT, data presentation and analysis skills, alongside introductory units in Critical Thinking, Social Research Methods and Contemporary Psychology.

Your knowledge and understanding is then further developed in semesters two and three, providing you with a broad range of modules including Cultural Studies, Cognitive and Language Development, Historical Studies, Philosophy and Literature studies.

In addition a number of optional modules are offered including Education Studies, Organisation and Methods of Teaching, Special Needs in Education, Creative Arts, Film Studies, Childhood and Society and Media studies

Access to Higher Education courses are one year intensive courses for adult students aged 19+ who are intending to study for a degree at university but do not have the necessary entry requirements.

As with all Access courses we want to develop your confidence and ability to study independently. You will be assessed through a variety of methods, including essays, oral presentation, debates and exams. In the last semester you will also complete an extended Independent Project on a subject of your own choice.

What could I progress on to?

Students who have successfully completed this Diploma have progressed onto university courses at a range of institutions including Kingston, Chichester, LSE, UCL, Royal Holloway, Christchurch Canterbury, Kent, and Brighton.

Previous learners on this course have gone on to university studies in

• Teacher education • Law • Business studies • history • economics • philosophy • theology • anthropology • applied social sciences • sociology • social work • psychology • criminology • Drama • Digital film production

Additional Course Details for 19/20

  • Course code 18132
    Course name Access To Higher Ed: Humanities & Social Science
    Campus Ore Valley Campus
    Study mode Full-Time
    Start date 09/09/19
    Duration 36 week (s)

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Sometimes it can be difficult to decide the right level at which to study. The guide below will help you work which level is best for you.

Entry Level

These courses are for students who want to start progressing up the qualifications levels or have no previous qualifications.

Vocational Level 1

You must have a mixture of grades E to G at GCSE to study at this level.

Vocational Level 2

You must have two grade D's and two grade E's at GCSE or a relevant level 1 qualification to study at this level.

Vocational Level 3

These courses are equivalent to A levels, you must have at least four GCSE's at grade C or above or a relevant level 2 qualification.

A Levels

A levels are level 3 courses, you must have or expect 5 A-C grades at GCSE level including Maths and English.
Foundation Degree and Degree Our university courses typically require a relevant level 3 qualification or 120 UCAS points.