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Course overview

Do you want a career in teaching, social work, counselling, psychology, or criminology? Then the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Sciences and Humanities) could be the course for you.

The Access to Social Sciences and Humanities is a level 3 qualification, which is designed to give students a direct progression route into a varied set of degree courses including, social work, education, psychology, forensic psychology, social policy, history, geography, English, law and other non-science degree.

Initially all successful applicants will be invited to a two part taster session to learn more about which careers an Access to HE course can lead to. Following this you will attend one return to learn day where you will get an introduction to the teaching staff, content of the course, be taught some introductory sessions from the modules you will study, initial assessments, along with advise on how to start to formulate your personal statements.

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 expert and enthusiastic team can chat to you to see what type of role you would like to progress into and are on hand to prepare, guide, and support you to be in your chosen field. 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 and Humanties :

• History - Development of womens rights, dictatorship in the 20th Century , British Education Post 1780 as well as others.
• Psychology - Obedience and conformity, social relationships, mental health as well as others.
• Literacy - Language , communication and communities, literature and national identity 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?

Students who successfully complete the Access to HE Diploma go onto higher education level study in a wide range of subjects including Counselling, Teaching, Psychology, Law, History, Social Work, Social Policy, English, geography.

How do I find out more?

To find out more contact Michelle Davies by emailing michelle.davies@nscg.ac.uk or calling 01785 275467.

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