Access to Higher Education (Social Sciences pathway) CERTA Diploma Level 3

This course offers mature students an excellent opportunity to progress to university. Access will help you to develop your skills and self-confidence so you can successfully return to studying and progress to university. We have long-established links with local universities which many of our students progress to. Experienced tutors will support you to apply for the university course of your choice.

Overview

You will need to complete a portfolio of work to show you have achieved the required number of credits in your chosen subjects and study skills.

You will study:

Sociology

  • Concepts and perspectives
  • Exploring the family
  • Socialisation
  • Research project

Psychology

  • Individual differences
  • Perspectives in psychology
  • Psychological disorders
  • Exploring social interaction

Media

  • Exploring stereotyping and the media
  • Film genre

Social Policy

  • Social policy and the British welfare state

History

  • Victorian values

Study Skills

  • Academic writing skills
  • Presentations skills

You will study two days at Dewsbury or two and a half days at Huddersfield.

Entry Requirements

You must be at least 19 years of age and have GCSE English Language (or Literature) and Maths at grade C or above.  If you are looking to going into teaching you will need to have a science at grade C as well.

Please note: Level 2 qualifications cannot be accepted as an alternatives to GCSEs and it is not possible to do GCSEs alongside the Access course.

All applicants are advised to take responsibility for checking entry requirements for their chosen degree course before applying for the Access course.

You will also have an interview to assess your suitability for the course.

Assessment Methods

A combination of coursework, exams, seminars, assessed discussions, presentations.

Progression

Students who have completed the Access course have gone on to a wide range of degree courses at local and national universities including mental health nursing, social work, criminology, psychology, forensics, youth work, probation and also working within the voluntary sector, teaching in further education.

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Fees & Funding

If you are 19-23 you may be eligible to pay a reduced fee. Please ask for further information from our Student Finance team.

Students who are age 24+ or over will pay the full fee and may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learning Loan.

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Course code

DA03D11-F01

Start date

2019-09-02 00:00:00.000

End date

2020-06-26 00:00:00.000

Location

Dewsbury Centre

Course code

DA03H11-F01

Start date

2019-09-02 00:00:00.000

End date

2020-06-26 00:00:00.000

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