Access to Higher Education Diploma Social Science

In Southport

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    A Level

  • Location

    Southport

Description

To enable students to achieve a nationally recognised Access Diploma that can be used to gain entry onto Social Science or allied degree courses in Higher Education

Facilities

Location

Starts

Southport (Merseyside)
See map
Mornington Road, PR9 0TT

Starts

On request

To take into account

Candidates wishing to start an Access to Higher Education Diploma - Social Sciences are recommended to have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above (or equivalents) as universities require these qualifications. For the Access programme there are no specific entry requirements. However acceptance is subject to interview to ensure that each applicant: * Has aims that match the programme * Has...

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Course programme

Access to Higher Education Diploma - Social Science

Course Aims:
To enable students to achieve a nationally recognised Access Diploma that can be used to gain entry onto Social Science or allied degree courses in Higher Education

Course Content:
Social Science is concerned with the study of contemporary social issues and problems. Students who choose the Social Science pathway will find the emphasis is on a multi-disciplinary approach and individual modules draw on the following subject areas; Sociology, Psychology and Criminology.
Core Modules: IT, Maths, English, Personal Development and Research Skills.

*Learners with grade 'C' or above at GCSE in English & Maths will be exempt from these units.

Progression:
The study of Social Science will enable students to progress on to many degree courses that could eventually lead to opportunities in a variety of careers.

Awarding Body:
Open College Network North West Region - OCNNWR

Exam:
The course is continually assessed by a combination of essays, exams, presentations and individual research projects.

Qualification:
Access to Higher Education Diploma - Social Science

Level:
Level 3

Duration:
The course runs over three days for 32 weeks. You will be advised of the actual programme at interview.

Please Note:
Courses are offered subject to viability of group size as defined by Southport College. The information in this leaflet is accurate at the date of printing only. Please refer to Southport College for confirmation.


Entry Requirement
Candidates wishing to start an Access to Higher Education Diploma - Social Sciences are recommended to have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above (or equivalents) as universities require these qualifications.
For the Access programme there are no specific entry requirements. However acceptance is subject to interview to ensure that each applicant:
* Has aims that match the programme
* Has the ability to benefit from the programme and
* Has the potential to achieve
Students who do not have the recommended GCSE grades (or equivalent) will be required to undertake a short written assessment prior to an offer of acceptance being made.
Students whose first language is not English should have IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Any learners who do not have a sufficient level of written English would be advised to complete relevant ESOL qualifications prior to enrolling on a Access to HE course.

Access to Higher Education Diploma Social Science

Price on request