Access to Higher Education inSocial Sciences

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Access to HE in Social Sciences is a specialist programme presenting you with the opportunity to study across a broad spectrum of academic fields. The pathway may be constructed from a range of units in topics such as sociology, human biology, psychology, leadership and management, and business.

Course Content

All of our Access to HE qualifications establish the foundations for further study and provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your chosen field. The Access to HE Social Sciences qualification is made up of Level 3 units totalling 60 credits; 45 of these credits are mandatory, while 15 can be chosen from a variety of optional units.



  • 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

Entry Requirements

Minimum GCSE English Language at grade 4/C and level 2 English diagnostics. GCSE Maths at grade 4/C 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 to find and apply for a course that meets your needs and aspirations.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Key Facts



Course Duration:

1 Year

College Course Code:

  • 20/21UFH1021
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