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Humanities English & Social Science Access to HE
Qualification:
 
Date:
September 
Days:
TBA 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Practical Assessment 
Level:
Area:
Maths, English & Languages 
Course Code:
HDYSH1 
 
Entry Requirements
Grade C or above in English Language GCSE  
 
 

Access to HE Humanities English & Social Science

The Access to HE Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences is an intensive one year programme of study. It will equip you with the skills, experience and qualifications to go on to study a range of higher education courses in the humanities and social science areas that can then lead to careers in education, the community and other sectors.


About the Course

The Access to HE Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences is an intensive one year programme of study. It will equip you with the skills, experience and qualifications to go on to study a range of higher education courses in the humanities and social science areas that can then lead to careers in education, the community and other sectors.


Key Units

You are required to follow a common core curriculum of study skills and three more options according to your choice of pathway informed by your university aspirations, guided by your tutors. 

Current options available are:
- Black History
- British and European History
- Contemporary Social Issues
- Economics
- English Language
- Psychology
- Sociology



Entry Requirements

Grade C or above in English Language GCSE  


Assessment

Exams and Coursework


Where does this Lead

University level course for a related subject


Future Opportunities

Past students have gone on to higher education to study a wide range of courses such as counselling, creative writing, criminology, English, history, law, occupational health, primary education, psychology, social work, sociology and youth work. They have then progressed into careers in the following sectors:

Education
  • teaching
  • teaching assistants
  • tutoring and mentoring
  • early years teaching
  • special educational needs
  • educational administration
  • student welfare

Work in the community
  • social work
  • youth work
  • probation work
  • community development
  • housing
  • employment
  • benefits
  • health
  • mental health

You may also work within a range of overlapping areas in the public, private and voluntary sector for example; public administration, the NHS (not nursing), human resource management, charitable organisations, project management, and the sustainable environment.


Tell Me More

Course content

The core curriculum provides you with the underlying skills you need for study at HE level. These include reading, essay writing, note taking, presentation, research skills, use of statistics and some IT skills. It also provides tutorial support which may take the form of a group session or one-to-one support. All students will be allocated a personal tutor from the beginning of the course.

Will the course suit me?

The course is designed for mature adult students returning to study following a break in their education. The staffs are friendly, supportive and dedicated to helping you succeed. All we ask is that you come with an open mind, prepared to work and are willing to tackle challenges.

Personal study time

During a normal week you are expected to attend three 2.5 hour lessons (we have breaks during the sessions), a 1 hour tutorial and two 1.5 hour study still sessions. You are expected to attend a total of 11.5 hours class activity per week. You will need to match this with anything between 10-15 hours personal study a week (some weeks more especially nearer the end of the course if you are still chasing the target of 20 modules completed.)

Please note that if you are applying for the above course you need to have the following before you apply to UCAS. We would strongly recommend that you complete this requirement before you apply to do our Humanities Access Programme.


Extra Costs

There might be odd costs for trips and visits, however these are kept at a minimum.