Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science)



Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science)

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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science) –Psychology & Sociology Pathway

This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science)** is designed for those who are interested in a career/degree course in Social Science with a particular interest in Psychology or Sociology. As such it has a high proportion of Psychology and Sociology academic subject units that your university of choice is likely to expect you have completed as part of their entrance criteria. To see more detail on these exact units check out the ‘Syllabus’ tab on the right hand side menu. The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science) is a popular, nationally recognised qualification designed to provide you with the skills needed to apply for education degree courses at universities.

This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science) is suitable if you wish to take a social science related course at university, but don’t have the required entry qualifications. It’s been created for learners who’ve been out of full time education for some time.

There’s no waiting to enrol on a specific start date (traditionally September) as this Access to Higher Education Diploma can be studied from home at anytime in the year.

How does my Access to Higher Education Diploma work?

All of our course materials are easy to understand, and provide you with a broad range of additional information to support your learning. You’ll be allocated a personal tutor who’ll have regular contact with you via our on-line platform.

How long it takes you to complete your Access course really depends upon how much time you are able to dedicate to your studies. The programmes are designed to give you the flexibility to study at times that are suitable for you, and to fit your studies around your other commitments. The maximum time you have to complete your Diploma is outlined in your Individual Learning Plan (ILP). The minimum time you can complete your Access course is six months.

Contact is all available with fellow students via our unique platform, and through debates and forums where you can share thoughts and ideas.

How will my Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science) be assessed?

Your Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science) will be made up of a number of units, each of which will require you to complete an assignment. You’ll find ‘assessment planners’ included within the course materials for each unit; these are designed to help you to complete the relevant assignment. Your personal tutor will be responsible for marking your assignments and giving you with feedback about the work you’ve produced, and how you can improve.

All assignments provide the evidence required to award you with learning credits. You will need 60 credits to achieve an Access to Higher Education Diploma. Of the 60 credits required, 15 will be ungraded and 45 will be graded as a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

What happens after the Access to Higher Education Diploma?

The goal is for you to be fully prepared, so you can apply to a University and begin your journey on a Social Science related degree course.

If you make the most of your time at university then it will open doors to a range of exciting career options, which could include (but are not limited to):

  • Private Enterprise
  • Public Services
  • Education
  • Health and Social Care
  • Law
  • Media