Access to Higher Education: Social Sciences | Loughborough College

Access to Higher Education in
Social Sciences

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This specialist programme presents you with the opportunity to study across a broad spectrum of academic fields. The pathway may be constructed from a range of units in Sociology, Human Biology, Psychology, Leadership and Management, and Business.

Course Content

The Access to HE Social Sciences qualification is made up of Level 3 units totalling 60 credits; 45 of these credits are mandatory and 15 can be chosen from a variety of optional units.

Mandatory units include:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Sociological Theory
  • HE Study skills
  • Psychological Research Methods
  • Demographic Trends

Optional units include:

  • Sociology of Education
  • Early Social Development
  • Nutrition and Lifestyle
  • Criminal Psychology
  • Crime and Deviance

Features/Benefits

You will study at college for three days a week, and will need to allocate additional time for study.

The special features include:

  • Credit-based and graded qualification
  • Progression to Higher Education
  • Learn with other adults
  • Excellent support from tutors
  • Adult alternative to A Levels
  • GCSE Maths available
  • Three days per week at college

FAQs about Access to HE

This course may be eligible for the new Advanced Learner Loans.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum GCSE English Language at level 4
  • You will be required to pass a Level 2 English diagnostics test prior to entry
  • GCSE Mathematics at level 4 or above is desirable but not essential

Progression Opportunities

Following the successful completion of an Access course you will have the option of either moving into full-time employment or progressing on to Higher Education.

Should you choose the latter, we'll provide you with information, advice, and guidance to help you find and apply for a course that meets your needs and aspirations. The Access to HE Social Sciences qualification provides an established route into a variety of degree courses, including Psychology, Sociology, English, Education, Criminology, and many more.

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Key Facts

Dates:

  • September 2018

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time (FT)

Level:

3

Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 18/19HFH5051

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