Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Level 3 Access to HE Diploma (Social Science) Online Course - Sandwell College

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Level 3 Access to HE Diploma (Social Science) – Online

Access to HE Diploma (Social Science)

1 Year Full Time. 2 Years Part Time



Course summary


For further information about this Level 3 Access to HE Diploma Social Science Online Course and to discuss your individual needs please contact: [email protected]

Course requirements

To apply for this Level 3 Access to HE Diploma Social Science Course, you will need:

  • GCSE English at Grade A-C (4-9) or equivalent (Level 2 Functional Skills) and GCSE Maths at Grade A-C (4-9) or equivalent (Level 2 Functional Skills).
  • Some Universities will only accept GCSEs to meet entry requirements. They will also require you to have additional GCSEs at Grade A-C (4-9) for some courses, including a science for some pathways.
  • As the course is fully online you must have strong ICT skills to enable you to cope with the demands of the course.
  • You will also need to have your own laptop.

This Access to HE Social Science Online Course involves:

  • Modules include - Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Law and Skills for Learning.
  • Online Course – You will have the opportunity to come into college for ‘drop-in’ support sessions with your course tutor who can provide guidance and support with your assignments.
  • Your learning will be fully online and will be managed and supported using the innovative PEARL platform, with ongoing support from the experienced Access to HE curriculum team.

Are there any additional costs the student should be made aware of?

The course costs £3384. Your UCAS application will cost up to £26.50.

Learning is assessed in a variety of methods to prepare you to study at university. These may include essays, report writing, online assessment, and presentations.

You must achieve 60 credits at Level 3. 45 are Graded Credits in Academic Modules at Pass, Merit or Distinction, and 15 are Ungraded Credits in Skills for Learning.

Learners who complete this Level 3 Access to HE Diploma Social Science qualification progress to university for an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology, Criminology, Policing, Law, Social Science, Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work.

What are the career routes for this course?

  • Psychology
  • Psychology with Counselling
  • Sociology
  • Social Policy
  • Social Sciences
  • Probation Service
  • Youth and Family Work
  • Family Support Worker
  • Criminology
  • Policing
  • Teaching

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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