• Salia-Isabela Tramandau

Social Sciences Pathway – Access to HE

This course is for students aged 19 or over when the course begins who wish to progress onto Higher Education.

  • STUDY MODE Part-Time

What will I do?

This course covers a variety of topics in different modules, including:

  • Sociology; the history of welfare in the UK, How the British state functions and deals with issues, Poverty and safeguarding.
  • Health Studies; Developing professional practice in healthcare, health promotion, introduction to safeguarding.
  • Social & Developmental Psychology; How and why human beings change over the course of their life.
  • Criminology; What makes some people commit certain crimes?
  • Psychopathology; The scientific study of mental disorders, including studying the social, genetic and biological causes.

What's next?

The options of what you could go on to do after completion of this course are extremely broad. You could go on to a degree course in any Humanities based subject that you are passionate about, including sociology, history, psychology, and many more. Most students progress to higher education in a range of subjects such as Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Health Studies, Biomedical Sciences, Podiatry, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Education – Teaching or Early Years, Criminology, Law, Accounting, Marketing and Business Studies.

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Is it for me?

This course is for students aged 19 or over when the course begins who wish to progress onto Higher Education in a Social Sciences related topic, but wish to take the course on a part-time basis.



  • Start Date 17/09/2019
  • End Date 23/07/2020
  • Duration 10 Month(s)
  • Day Tuesday & Thursday
  • Start/End Time 17:30 / 21:30
  • Course Ref 1041S-1/1
  • Location Bletchley Campus
  • Fees
  • 16 - 18 £ 0.00
  • 19 - 23 £ 3022.00
  • 24+ £ 3022.00
  • Overseas £ 3022.00

Ideally, you will require a Level 2 English and a Level 2 Maths qualification to join one of our Access to Higher Education Diploma course programmes. Entry will be dependent upon a review of previous qualifications in addition to a literacy and numeracy assessment undertaken at interview.

Assessment is continuous and you will be required to submit a portfolio of coursework for each unit by the end of the course. We use a range of assessment methods, including class exercises, formal written assignments and tutor records of performance during class discussions and presentations. There will be some end of unit examinations.

Student progress is regularly monitored through 1:1 tutorials and assessment of class work and homework. You will have a Personal Tutor who will support you with your studies.

This is a Level 3 and is delivered over one year.

You should be prepared to study for around 20-25 hours per week. Approximately 8 hours will be taught sessions at College, the remainder will be homework and additional self-study research.

You can expect to be in College on 2 evenings per week 5.45 pm – 9.30 pm.

You will need to provide your own stationery (notepad, pen, additional equipment for Maths etc.)

Please contact the Course Information and Enquiries Team on 01908 684452 or 01908 684453.

16-18: N/A
19+: £3022
Advanced Learner Loan: £3022
Overseas: £3022
Funding support may be available on this course, click here to find out more.


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