Full Time

Subject Area

English, History, Psychology, Sociology, Media, Journalism, Social Work

Course Length

6 months beginning January 2017


St. Peter's

Course Level


Award to be received

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities and Social Sciences)

Regulatory Body

QAA approved

Awarding Body


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Who is this course for?

Students who are 19 years and above who are wanting to apply to university for degrees in ;

Suitable for Degrees in English, History, psychology, Sociology, Media, Journalism, Business, Computing

What do you need to apply for the course?

4 GCSE’s at grade C or a full level 2 plus Maths and English at level 2.

Complete an English and Maths assessment and attend an interview.

What are the key things you'll learn?

Pathway Units, level 3, 9 credits : History, Sociology, Psychology, Social Policy and Welfare, English Language Studies

Core Units ungraded : Higher Maths, level 3, 3 credits, Study Skills ,level 2 6 credits,IT level 2 ,3 credits, Word Processing, level 2 , 3 credits.= 15 credits

How you will learn

Lectures, Tutorials, Workshops,

Continuous Assessment involving building a portfolio to include :

Essays, Reports, Projects ,Academic Posters, Leaflets, Internal exams approx. three assessments per unit. Deadlines and submission dates set internally and portfolios examined by external moderators.

Where could this course take you?

University courses and progression to a variety of Careers.

What costs will you incur?

Tuition fees for the Access Diploma are wiped out when students pass their Access course and pass their degree.

Fees will be incurred if students leave Access or University before they have completed.