The Access to Higher Education Diploma: Humanities is perfect for those aiming to pursue new careers in a multitude of sectors, including education (primary, secondary, and postcompulsory), journalism, the heritage sector, the civil service, and many more areas.
You will study four distinct subjects: Literary Studies, History, Sociology, and Study Skills. Over the course of the year you will develop the skills necessary to progress onto university study. Past students have progressed to a multitude of different degrees, ranging from History, English Literature, and Social Sciences, as well as more specialist pathways (for example Theatre Studies, Events Management, and Korean Studies)
• It is desirable if you have a clear idea of the university course that you would like to apply for
• Please check your HE institute choice/s for their entry requirements
• Both Maths and English GCSE grade 4 (or equivalent) are required for all Access Diplomas (exceptions will be considered if you do not need this criteria in order to progress to your selected Higher Education Institute).
You may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for your course fees, which you will not have to repay if you progress to University and complete your degree.
Introduction to Sociology Sociology of education
The Novel, Poetry and Short Stories British education post 1870
Dictatorship in the 20th century Shakespeare
Please choose you preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
If you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
"The course was local and exactly what I needed to further my career. When I opened my results I felt so happy and very proud of myself, gaining a first was a result of both the hard work and the guidance I received from the course team. I can now fulfil my ambition of opening a kindergarten abroad."Ben Steadman
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