Level 3 Access to Higher Education – Social Science

Level 3 Access to Higher Education – Social Science

Level 3 Access to Higher Education – Social Science

This course is for learners who are 19 and over.

The Access to Higher Education course prepares you to study at university and is also widely recognised by employers. It is designed for those who have left school without the usual qualifications such as A Levels.

The hours of study consist of 10 mandatory class contact hours per week. You will also need to commit to self-study outside of class times.

Within the course we offer 3 subjects which have been specially selected to fulfil university entry requirements:

  • Psychology
  • Criminology & Law
  • Sociology

You will study a range of modules that will make up 45 credits:

  • Access to Justice
  • Human Rights, the Individual & the Law
  • Understanding Crime and Deviance
  • Critical Criminology
  • Social Psychology
  • Memory Processes
  • Globalisation
  • Understanding Poverty

In addition to the 45 credits, a further 15 credits will be ungraded, 6 credits will be from study skills and the further 9 credits will be from core modules.

Assessments for these subjects will be a mix of written assessments/essays, presentations, exams, online-based assessments and reports.

This Access course is aimed at learners who wish to progress on to social science related professional training courses. For example, these courses may include teacher training courses, degree courses in social science, psychology, sociology, criminology, youth studies, early years studies and law.

You will need to show they have sufficient skills in English and maths, which means satisfying one of the following requirements: English GCSE grade 4 (C) or above, Level 2 or equivalent, Maths GCSE grade 3 (D) or above, Level 1 or equivalent.

If the above criteria cannot be met you will be asked to complete a screening test at interview to determine the appropriate level.

For 19-23yrs, this course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 3 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:
Course fee £3,022; Exam £146; 24+ loan TBC

Loans & assistance are available from Student Services.

Course Summary

Length of study:
1 year


Study campus:

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 3

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

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