Access to Higher Education Diploma - Social Science Level 3

Part Time 19+ Learner Loan available

About the course

The Access Diploma Social Science is for adults who have limited qualifications but would like to progress after completion to a degree course or go on to further professional training. The course is studied full time over one year or part time over two years and learners study Sociology and Psychology combined with a third subject from History, English Literature or Mathematics. There are also supplementary modules on study skills and IT to be taken. The higher education opportunities available to students are varied and include primary and secondary school teaching in a wide range of subjects.


Course units include:

Sociology

The Sociology of Education

Sociology

The Sociology of Family

Sociology

The Sociology of Health

Sociology

Introduction to Sociology

Sociology

Social Stratification

Psychology

Introduction to Psychology

Psychology

Forensic Psychology

Psychology

Research Methods in Psychology

Psychology

Psychology and Therapy

Psychology

Social Psychology

History

Historical Concepts – Significance and Perspective

History

The Individual in History

History

Historical Controversy

History

Using Historical Sources Effectively

History

Historical Concepts – Cause and Consequence

English Literature

Studying a Play

English Literature

Prose

English Literature

Pre-20th Century Prose

English Literature

Pre-20th Century Poetry

English Literature

Shakespeare’s Drama

Mathematics

Arithmetic

Mathematics

Calculus

Mathematics

Statistics

Mathematics

Trigonometry

Mathematics

Algebra


Entry requirements

You must be 19 years or over and wish to progress to university or professional training. You should have had a break from formal education for at least a year prior to starting this course. GCSE grade 4/C or above in English and Mathematics are required.


Where next?

Once you have completed the Access to HE Social Science Diploma, you can progress to study a wide range of degree courses at university. During your studies, you will receive support from a personal tutor to enable you to complete your university application. Recent Access to HE completers have progressed to study a diverse range of degree subjects, including Education Studies (primary and secondary), Social Work, English Literature, Creative Writing, History, Psychology, Sociology, Mathematics and Criminology. A number of our learners chose to study a combined degree.


What additional resources will I need?

Depending on the subject choices, you may be required to purchase some texts.


Fees information

You may wish to access the Advanced Learner Loan where the Government cover the course fees, only repayable when you’re earning over £27,295. Find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan on the Government website. Loan eligibility doesn’t depend on your income and there are no credit checks.

For further career guidance, the National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. This service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers.

Get your Access Diploma for free if you go on to complete a higher education course!*

Student Finance England will ‘write off’ any outstanding Advanced Learner Loan balances you owe for an Access to HE course once you complete a Higher Education course. This means you don’t have to repay it.

* The Higher Education course must be eligible for student finance.


Contact

For queries about the course, please contact the course leader: (Julie.blackwell@newcollege.ac.uk)
For general enquiries, please contact: enrolment@newcollege.ac.uk