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Course overview

Being a people person is a great attribute and often means that you strive to understand more about human behaviour within society. Our Access to HE course in Social Sciences is the perfect way to gain further knowledge and understanding about a range of societal issues such as poverty, discrimination, abnormal behaviour, crime and deviance to name a few. This course is designed to give you the stepping stone that you need in order to progress to university to pursue a degree in areas such as social work, probation, law, psychology, and counselling, This is a highly reputable course with an outstanding success rate and will provide you with the relevant accredited diploma which is accepted at university.

Following your application you will be invited to a two part taster session where you will begin to prepare for life as an Access student and to learn more about possible careers and Access course can lead to. Here you will meet the team, find out more about the course and begin to develop the basic skills needed to succeed as Access student.

A full induction to the programme will also be provided for two weeks commencing 12th September 2022

What else do I need to know?

A student loan may be applied for in order to cover the full cost of the course. On successful completion of the Access to HE Diploma and successful completion of a degree level course at university, this initial student loan will be wiped out! Therefore you are having the course for FREE! Please note there may be additional costs for books, materials or other expenses.

What are the entry requirements?

You are required to have one GCSE in either maths or English language at a minimum of grade 4/c or above or level 2 functional skills. During the interview process, you will receive an in-depth one to one interview where you will discuss any other qualifications and or industry experience, along with expert advice and guidance as to the programme best suited for you. It is essential that you research before your interview the entry requirements for your future degree course as this varies from course to course.

Where applicable a further interview with the GCSE team will be arranged if a GCSE in either English or maths is required to be studied alongside the Level 3 Access Diploma.

All applicants need to be 18 from the 31st August 2022

How is it assessed?

Our friendly and enthusiastic team can chat to you to see what type of career you would like to progress into and are on hand to prepare, guide, and support you whilst studying on the Access to HE course. . There are no formal examinations within this course as all your coursework will be assessed through essays, reports, case studies, as well as practical elements. You will be given plenty of advice to help you develop your academic skills so that you will be fully prepared to take on a university degree.

Modules studied on Access to HE Social Science

• Psychology - Obedience and conformity, mental health, development, relationships, as well as others
• Sociology - Social welfare, crime and deviance, the changing family, as well as others
• Related Studies - Safeguarding, equal opportunities, research project, as well as others

What financial support is on offer?

Do not be put off by the cost of the course, as an Advanced Learning Loan is open to anyone aged over 19 studying a Level 3 or above qualification, is not means tested or subject to credit checks and you only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,000 per year.
If you successfully complete your Access to HE course, progress onto and complete a degree level programme, you do not have to pay back your Advanced Learning Loan.
If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first full-time Level 3 programme your course will be completely free. For full details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance.

What can I do next?

Upon successful completion of our Access to HE Diploma you will be able to progress into areas such as social work, teaching, probation, law, education, psychology and counselling,

How do I find out more?

Please contact Michelle Davies on 01782 254124 or email michelle.davies@nscg.ac.uk

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