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    Access to HE: Humanities and Social Science Pathway

    Access to HE: Humanities and Social Science Pathway | Level 3 | P11762B

    Study options

    How to study

    Full Time, Part Time - Day

    Start Dates

    Start Date

    September 2024

    Days and times

    Days & Times

    2.5 days a week



    1 Year



    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      This qualification is designed for adults who wish to retrain and /or gain the qualifications necessary to go to study an undergraduate degree at university. 

      This pathway consists of Sociology, Psychology, English and History units with essential study skills components required for degree level study embedded within all sessions.  

      You will study introductory theory in Psychology and Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Culture (Sociology) Research Methods in Sociology, Psychopathology, Child Development, The Gothic novel, Fairy Tales, Women’s Suffrage, Victorian Society, amongst others. 

      This qualification is suitable for learners aged 19 and above.

    • Fees and Costs

      Educational entitlements or fee concessions are solely based on the individual programme and nationally set eligibility criteria. To see if you qualify for fee concessions then please visit the 'what will I pay' section of our website. You may be surprised what you are entitled to!

      • Course Fees Examination & Registrations
      • 16-18 School Leaver info FREE Course fee IncludedExam & Registration fee
      • 19-23 Educational Entitlement info FREECourse fee IncludedExam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Part Funded info £3022.00 Course fee £176.00Exam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Fully Funded info £3022.00Course fee £176.00 Exam & Registration fee
      • 24+ Fully Funded info £3022.00Course fee £176.00 Exam & Registration fee
      • Full Cost info £3022.00Course fee £176.00Exam & Registration fee

      Payment methods

      • Payment in Full (Credit Card / Debit Cards / Cash) accepted
      • Employer Sponsored accepted
      • Direct Debit Instalments accepted
      • Advanced Learning Loan accepted
      • Student Finance English Loan (HE) not accepted

      For International Learners

      Email us:

      Call us: 01283 494757 or 01283 494472

      Visit us: Chat to the Financial Support Team in the Learner Hub
      Just drop-in, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


      Further Education Programme Only: The College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including but not limited to; content, dates, times, venues, tutor, fees payable, concessions available, terms or conditions.

    • Entry requirements

      It is desirable for Applicants to have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 4, appropriate to the chosen pathway, including GCSE English.

      (or) A level 2 subject specific qualification including a level 2 or equivalent in English
      (or) Equivalent occupational experience including a level 2 or equivalent in English

      Entries will be validated prior to enrolment as part of 'Getting to Know You’. If you are interested in applying for Access but do not meet the entry requirements, please contact us to discuss this further.

    • What modules will I study?
      • Child Development
      • Gothic literature
      • Independent projects
      • Introductory theory in Psychology and Sociology
      • Prejudice and Discrimination
      • Psychopathology
      • Research Methods in Sociology
      • Sociology of Religion
      • The dark side of Fairytales
      • The Suffrage movement
      • Victorian women
      • What is culture?
    • Days and times

      2.5 days a week

    • How will I be assessed?

      To achieve the Diploma, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units as detailed in the qualification specification. Grades are awarded at a Pass, Merit and Distinction. 

      Assessment methods are very varied and include essays, presentations, leaflets, posters, newspaper articles, role play and other creative and academic responses. 

      All units must be completed to pass the course. The Access Diploma Level 3 is internally assessed.

    • What can I do next?

      The Humanities and Social Science pathway can lead to a wide variety of degrees and career paths, including:

      • Advice worker
      • Civil service careers
      • Community worker
      • Community education officer
      • Criminal psychology
      • Equality and diversity officer
      • Family support worker
      • Housing officer
      • Human resources
      • Immigration, Customs and border control
      • Intelligence analyst
      • International aid worker
      • Legal career
      • Local government careers
      • Mediator
      • Police/Prison officer/Probation officer
      • Psychologist/psychotherapy/counselling/mental health roles
      • Social researcher
      • Social worker
      • Substance misuse worker
      • Teacher/lecturer/education roles
      • Victim care officer
      • Volunteer coordinator
      • Youth offending worker/youth worker
      • Curator
      • Creative writing/journalism. 

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    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

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