Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science & Health)

This course is designed for students who want to access university and have been away from studying for some time. It is the equivalent of three A Levels, completed in 9 months, so it is a very intensive programme. All students will study units in Social Science, Biology, Health and Skills for Learning. Access alumni student Kyle returned to college to give advice and answer current student questions: Click here
Learner:Access to Higher Education
Subject:Health & Care
Duration:1 Year(s)
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About the course

The course is assessed via a combination of coursework and controlled examinations and upon successful completion will allow you to enter higher education. You are advised to contact universities prior to applying to check that you will be considered for your chosen degree with this diploma.

All students on the Access to HE Diploma (Social Science and Health) course will study the following modules:
• Criminology
• Psychology
• Social policy
• Social work
• Sociology
• Biology
• Health studies

What do I need?

Applicants are required to have a Grade 4 or above in GCSE maths and English/English Language. Selection is on the basis of an interview and completing an initial assessment. You should have substantial work experience in an area related to your chosen career. If you would like help with your numeracy and language skills before starting an Access to HE Diploma, please enquire about our adult GCSE programmes.

Where can I progress next?

Students who achieve this qualification can progress onto university. This course is particularly suitable for degrees including nursing and other health professions, social work, psychology and sociology. This course is also suitable if you wish to progress to HNC/HND's or Foundation Degrees in health or social science related areas.

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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science & Health)
Bordesley Green
Start date:
2 September 2024
Study mode:
Part time
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