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Access to HE Diploma (Humanities and Social Sciences)



Level 3

Subject Sector:

Health, Social Care and Wellbeing




£135.00 per student registered (other fees apply).

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This versatile Diploma allows for progression into a wide range of higher education programmes, from politics to social work to teaching, and provides students an opportunity to learn about a diverse range of topics including history, media, psychology, economics, sciences and sociology.

To ensure this Diploma meets our AVA policies and priorities for new provision, Skills and Education Group Access has worked with curriculum specialists and business development managers to coordinate and oversee the development of the Diploma, including meeting to agree curriculum content, level, grading descriptors and general rules of combination.

Subject Areas

Students studying this Diploma will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and practical skills through a range of subject areas, including:

Criminology: Theoretical Approaches to Criminology
Education: Teaching and Learning
English: Literature: From Critical Reading to Creative writing
History: European History
Psychology: Practical Counselling and Helping Skills

If you’d like to customise learning pathways for your students, we can do that too. Just speak with our team to discuss your requirements.

Progression routes

Successful completion of this Diploma will open doors to a number of university courses, giving students the chance to study a broad array of degrees leading to careers in:

Scientific research
Public administration and defence
Social services

And a university degree is not the only option to pursue; a Diploma can also lead to apprenticeships which can be studied at higher levels.

Why choose us

Skills and Education Group Access makes it easy to become an Access to HE Centre, with a simple approval process that will get you started quickly.

We’ll help you build specific, academically sound pathways to higher education, and guide you through the whole academic year.

Along with a dedicated team of external moderators to provide supportive visits, we offer flexibility to write your own assessments and help with assignment writing and the delivery of your Diploma.

You can choose to start delivery at traditional points in the year such as September or January, which may be suited to face-to face delivery, but with more interest in online delivery, it is possible to deliver all year round, with stepping on points to suit you and your students’.

To find out more about how to become a Skills and Education Group Access Centre, email us, or call us on 0115 854 1620.

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