Access to HE Combined Humanities and Social Studies - Level 3

West Nottinghamshire College
In Mansfield

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Description

Do you have a fascination for why people do what they do? Do you often find you have your head in a book? Are you intrigued by the world of politics? Maybe you are a history buff, or wish you had…

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Mansfield
Derby Road, NG18 5BH, Nottinghamshire, England
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Mansfield
Derby Road, NG18 5BH, Nottinghamshire, England
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Course programme

Access to HE Combined Humanities and Social Studies - Level 3 Overview

Do you have a fascination for why people do what they do? Do you often find you have your head in a book? Are you intrigued by the world of politics? Maybe you are a history buff, or wish you had been there when Richard III was recently ‘excavated’ in Leicester. Whatever your interest, this course can provided you with the opportunity to pursue your passion at university.

Access to HE is specifically designed for adults who have been out of formal education for some time, but want to enter university-level courses. The course is made up of various modules designed to prepare you for the demands of higher level study. You will become a critical thinker, develop writing techniques and research skills.

Cambridge Access Validating Agency (CAVA) designs and validates Access to Higher Education Diplomas. To find out more visit www.cava.ac.uk

Entry requirements
  • You must be at least 19 years of age to enrol on an Access to HE course.
  • GCSE English at C grade or above (GCSE equivalent qualifications will not be accepted).

Please note, many universities will also require GCSE maths, therefore you are strongly advised to contact the universities you will be applying to prior to enrolling on to this Access programme to ensure you have the correct entry requirements, including additional GCSEs and optional units you wish to undertake on this course.

Start dates and fees

The table below shows you when the course starts. You may be charged a fee for your course depending on your age and circumstances.

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions 19-2324+ Sep 20161 yr(s)1056A1327£400.00*£2960.00* | Loan infoApply online

*Course fees shown are for guidance only and are the fees charged for courses running this year. Fees for courses starting in September 2016 will be confirmed in spring 2016.

This course is eligible for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan

The 24+ Advanced Learning Loan is a new scheme introduced by the government to help mature learners study for qualifications that will improve their employability and develop high level skills and knowledge.

Loans are specifically designed for those aged 24 and over, who are intending to study on a Level 3 or higher course – including Access to HE diplomas.

Best of all, if you successfully go on to complete an HE qualification following an Access to HE course – you won’t even have to pay the loan back.

It’s easy to apply! To find out if you’re eligible, or for more information, see the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan page.

How long is the course?

Our Access to HE courses can be studied within one academic year – up to 450 hours of class time.

Location
  • Derby Road
How will I be assessed?

In order to prepare you for university, the assessments on this course will be varied. You will deliver professional presentations, write academic essays and reports, and sometimes sit an exam.

What does the course lead to?

This course offers you the potential to enter an extensive variety of professions (subject to your chosen degree and entry requirements), including: psychologist, archaeologist, academic researcher, counsellor, lecturer, museum curator, journalist, politician/MP, speech and language therapist.

What will I study?

You will have a choice of two pathways, depending on your career objective, and will study a range of subjects that will allow you to become a sought after university candidate. Modules include:

Humanities pathway:

  • Study skills
  • History
  • Literature studies
  • Language studies (optional)
  • Social policy (optional)
  • Sociology (optional)

Social science pathway:

  • Study skills
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Law (optional)
  • Human biology (optional)

You may also study GCSE maths or GCSE science alongside the Access programme if necessary.

How do I apply?

You can complete an online application form or contact the college for an application form to be posted to your home address.

All students must be interviewed before starting the programme.

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