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This course is designed for 19+ adults.

Our level 3 Access to Higher Education: Social Science is designed for people who would like to study social science and humanities related subjects at University.

The course content focuses on the core knowledge and skills you need to successfully progress to study at degree level in your chosen subject. The teaching and learning methods will give you opportunities to develop transferable skills including:

  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Thinking and independent study skills

The course is 1 year and scheduled over 3 days per week and will be a mixture of theory and practical lessons.

Your progression from this qualification will be to: 

Higher education course including:

  • Criminological psychology, psychology and criminology
  • Police studies with criminological psychology
  • Psychology
  • Social psychology, social sciences and humanities extended degree
  • Social sciences

The entry requirements for this course are:

  • You must be aged 19+.
  • GCSE Grade 4 (C) or above in both maths and English Language or Functional Skills Level 2 in both maths and English.

If you meet only one of the above qualification requirements then:

  • You will be required to complete an assessment in the remaining qualification, which needs to be at least Level 1.

All applicants will be required to attend a formal interview to confirm the course is suitable for them.

You will study a wide range of units that will prepare you for study at University:

  • Sociology of the family
  • Human rights for the twenty first century
  • Understanding the impact of crime
  • Introduction to criminology
  • Globalisation
  • Aspects of social psychology
  • Atypical development and abnormal behaviour

This course is supported by our Create Your Future Programme. An online curriculum, specially tailored to your course and level, to help you develop essential workplace skills, strengthen your independence, boost confidence and increase progression opportunities.

We will use a range of assessment methods to test your knowledge and understanding, these include: 

  • Presentations
  • Essays and reports
  • Leaflets and posters
  • External exams
  • Tutor observations

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