Access to Higher Education Humanities & Social Sciences

Key Facts
  • Starts September
  • Course Type Part Time
  • Duration One Year
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The Access to Higher Education Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences Diploma is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. 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. There is no upper-age limit for Access to HE courses. Courses are part time and students complete the course in one year. This course is an evening class, which is currently two evenings a week.

What will I learn

The diploma is made up of a series of level 2 and level 3 units which are individually graded. Subjects will include Level 2 English Skills for Higher Education and Level 2 Maths. The graded level 3 units include: > Psychology > Contemporary Care Practice > English Studies > History > A Humanities or Social Science Research Project

How will I learn

Class sessions which involve lectures and demonstrations as well as interactive learning using IT and Teams. Learners are supported and encouraged to develop independent learning techniques.

What's next

On successful completion of the access diploma learners can apply to university for a place on a range of degrees or other higher education degree programmes. These include Psychology, Criminology, Sociology, Law, English, Education and History.

Additional Information

Access to HE can be fully funded with a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (conditions apply). Your 19+ Advanced Learner Loan will be written off if you successfully progress onto University and complete your course. If you are aged 19 to 23 you may be entitled to full funding of your course if you have not already achieved a full Level 3 qualification.

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Student loan for your Access to HE Diploma can be wiped out following completion of a degree
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