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Qualification name Access to HE Diploma (Counselling and Psychology)
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Ascentis
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Part-time
Course start date 9th January 2023
Cost £3,384.00
Cost description This course may be available for free, or via a Student Loan
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a Level 3 qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. They are qualifications that give you the relevant academic subject knowledge needed for higher education study and the opportunity to develop study skills to help you to succeed. Normally, the course is delivered over a full academic year (September - July). However, we have designed a special -fast track- version of the course which can be completed in just 20 weeks and apply for university or college courses starting as early as September 2022 (although you will need to apply either as a late applicant in the Spring or through Clearing, which opens in July). Our Careers Advisors will support you with this process. The qualification is well established and widely accepted by universities, qualifying for UCAS tariff points that are comparable to the tariff points for three A-Levels. The number of Tariff points for the Access to HE Diploma varies between 48 and 144 points, dependent on your grade profile. The Access to HE Diploma (Counselling and psychology) will provide you with foundation knowledge of the social sciences with a strong emphasis on counselling and psychology. The course offers an equal balance of theory and practice and includes compelling units such as: contemporary approaches in counselling, Stress and wellbeing, contexts in counselling, counselling skills in Practice, crime, poverty and families and households. You will also learn generic study skills relevant to studying science, including undertaking effective research, collecting and analysing scientific data and writing experiment reports and essays.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

You must be aged 19 or over and have GCSE English and Maths at Grade A-C / 4-9. At interview, you will need to demonstrate an understanding of the commitment required to complete the course over a shortened period of time. Excellent attendance and punctuality will be required to complete the course successfully. It is therefore essential that you think about how you are going to balance work, family and social life with your studies. Applicants are expected to show a high degree of verbal and wr

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1. Study Skills: Academic essay writing, Critical Thinking, Researching and understanding opportunities for HE report writing, examination skills and more 2. Counselling: Contemporary approaches in counselling, Counselling skills in Practice, and Contexts in Counselling 3. Sociology: Crime, Poverty, Families, Households and Personal Relations 4. Psychology: Introduction to psychology, Psychological abnormality, Developmental and social psychology, Research Methods and indep

Understand how the course will be delivered.

The course is delivered both online via MS Teams and in-person at our North Kensington Centre. You will need to attend college for one day per term and additionally attend online sessions on another day as well as one evening each week. Excellent attendance is essential. Due to the intensive nature of the course, you will also need to plan to work independently for at least another day each week. The Diploma is made up of units that amount to 60 credits at Level 3. The 60 credits include 45 cred

Find out what material you will need.

You should arrive to your lessons prepared to learn with pens, pencils and a writing pad. All other resources and materials you need will be provided. For online sessions via MS Teams, you will need a computer with microphone and camera capabilities, internet access and a quiet place to work from.

Upon successful completion of the year, you will be able to progress on to a university degree course. Learners who complete an Access to HE Diploma in Counselling and Psychology go on to study for degrees in subjects such as: Psychology, Psychology with counselling, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Education with psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Psychology with Professional Development or such other similar subjects.

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Name Morley College London North Kensington Centre
Address Wornington Road
W10 5QQ
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