Humanities/Social Science Access to Higher Education Diploma (C0104) (2016/17)

Leicester College
In Leicester

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Typology Course
Location Leicester
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Additional Enrolment Information :
The vast majority of University courses accept Access Diplomas as an entry requirement, but you are advised to check as some University courses will require that you achieve a certain number or combination of high grades from your Access modules.
Location :
Abbey Park Campus
Course Length :
1 year(s)

Where and when
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Painter Street, LE1 3WA, Leicestershire, England
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Painter Street, LE1 3WA, Leicestershire, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Social Science

Course programme

What is this course about?

Access to HE courses are designed to give mature, motivated and academically focused learners an opportunity to return to study and apply for Higher Education (HE) courses. Access courses are very demanding but very rewarding; you will need lots of commitment and a positive attitude to learning new skills and gaining knowledge. The course has a strong tutorial system and you will receive full guidance and support for your HE and career plans. Your personal tutor will help you manage your learning effectively and provide friendly, confidential support through any problems you may have during your time at college. Access courses are validated by the QAA and are considered to be the same standard as A levels. Course Description

You will study a range of topics, dependent on your HE plans, taken from Sociology, Psychology, History and English Literature. All learners will develop their study skills in preparation for University as these are embedded within the course. It may be possible to take a GCSE alongside the course if this is needed for progression onto particular University courses. Entry Requirements, Assessment and Qualifications

Entry Requirements As Access courses are so intensive, it is expected that applicants will have evidence of recent study (particularly in English and Maths) or already hold a number of qualifications to show that they have the potential to succeed at Level 3. Very good communication skills are essential, particularly in written English, as extended essays and reports are the main forms of assessment. English and Maths GCSEs at Grade C or above are a requirement for most University courses and applicants should ideally have gained these before applying for the Access course. Assessment Method Coursework and exams Qualifications Access to Higher Education Diploma, Humanities and Social Science Exam Board AIMAWARD Costs

Tuition Fee

Age 16-18 19-23 24+ Tuition Fees £0 £3022 Material Fees £0 £0 Exam Fees - £0 Exam Registration Fees - £0 Residential Fees £0 £0 Total Fees £0 £3022


  • If the course is longer than one year, the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in the future years.
  • If you are aged 24 and above there is no government funding available for this course. However you may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learning Loan for the course fee.
  • Workplace Learning fees are subject to employer size eligibility checks and may be subject to change depending on the criteria.
  • All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for more information on overseas fees.
Course and Career Progression

Learners progress onto a range of University courses, both locally and nationally. Examples include; English, Journalism, Education Studies, History, Law, Sociology, Psychology, Criminology, Social Work, International Relations and Archaeology.

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