Access to Social Sciences - Higher Education Diploma

1. Course details

Qualification name Access to HE Diploma (Social Science)
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Ascentis
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Course type Classroom based
Course hours PartTime
Course start date 01 September 2021
Cost £3,022.00
Cost description Students who are 18 or under pay no fees. 19-23 year old students may have fees fully or partially waived depending on circumstances. 24+ year old students may be eligible for a loan to help pay for course fees.
Attendance pattern Daytime

2. Who this course is for

This course is ideal if you wish to have a career in social work, mental health, nursing, criminology, sociology, psychology, policing. The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a qualification which will prepare you for study at degree level. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you. The course is run over 1 academic year and is designed for learners aged 19 years and above. Advanced Learning Loans are available.

3. Entry requirements

3 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language and/or maths. NVQs may be accepted in place of GCSEs. (Evidence must be provided.) Prior to enrolment literacy and numeracy assessments must be completed alongside a written exercise and an informal discussion with the course tutor.

4. What you'll learn

The Access to HE Health and Social Professions is a 60 credit Diploma. You will complete the following subjects: Sociology (30 credits) Psychology (21 credits) HE Study Skills (9 credits) The Access to HE course has a range of assessment methods including essays, reports, presentations and exams. There will be formal exams at the end of the programme Assignments (including seen tests) = 86%, exams 14%.

5. How you'll learn

A variety of teaching and learning strategies and techniques are used to motivate and support students. Classroom time is 340 hours over the year which equates to 10 hours a week. We would expect private study time (research/background reading/creation of drafts and final reports) to be an extra 10 hours a week.

6. What you'll need to bring

Although course textbooks are available in the College library, you may wish to buy a textbook (following consultation with your tutor).

7. How you'll be assessed

The completion of the Level 3 Access to HE programme is usually acceptable for progression to Higher Education. It is advised that you check with the university you would like to study at to check their entry requirements. Successful students can move to Higher Education study, either at Blackpool and the Fylde College or other institutions. This course is ideal if you would like to have a career in mental health, nursing, social work, criminology, sociology, psychology, policing.

8. Next steps

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9. Venue

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