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Access to HE Diploma (Social Science and Humanities) – Humanities and Social Science PT

Throughout this course you will study a range of different subject areas including Sociology, Psychology and Criminology.

The units are designed to help you to build on your knowledge and develop your skills in preparation for progressing to university.

This course is a part-time course, with 1 day a week attendance required in college over two academic years. There will be a requirement for you to complete additional study outside of the classroom.


Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 3

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Awarding Body

    AIM Network

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Some of the units you will study include:

  • English Literature: Comparative Study of Cross-Genre Prose Texts
  • English Literature: Shakespeare
  • English Literature: the Novel
  • English Literature: Original Writing
  • Historical Studies: Industrial Change in Britain, c. 1700-1850 Ungraded
  • Historical Studies: The Victorian Underworld
  • Social Policy: The Origins of the Welfare State
  • Sociology: Identity
  • Sociology: Sociology of Mass Media
  • Sociology: Sociology of Education
  • Criminology: Crime and Deviance
  • Criminology: Forensic Psychology
  • Psychology: Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology: Psychology of Learning
  • Law: Access to Justice
  • Academic Writing Skills
  • Speaking and Listening

At the end of each unit, you will complete an assignment to assess your knowledge of the unit.

To successfully achieve your Diploma, you will need a total of 60 credits.

Progress through the Access programme is dependent on each individual’s previous qualifications and experience. Students typically complete Access to HE in 1 to 3 years depending upon starting point and other commitments. Within the Access programme, a range of Level 2 courses including GCSEs are offered as part of your study programme if required. Your individual learning path will be discussed with you at your interview.

Please apply through the ‘apply online’ tab below to secure your interview.

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


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Apply or enquire about this course

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