Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science) Full-time
The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a course that enables you to progress to university. The Social Science pathway is ideal for anyone interested in working in:
Criminal Justice & Law
Counselling or other ‘helping’ roles
Pastoral/Mental Health Support
Welfare related roles
The core subjects you cover are Psychology, Criminology and Sociology. Alongside three core academic subjects, you will receive training in study skills, support in academic writing and referencing, as well as guidance with the UCAS application process.
The Social Science pathway is widely accepted on a variety of university courses including Social Work, Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling, Teaching, Criminology and Criminal Justice.
If you are under 24, and haven’t achieved a Level 3 before, your course can be funded. Alternatively, you can 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.
Please check the website of your chosen university for their entry requirements.
This course is studied full time for one academic year. You will be in lessons three days a week and you will be expected to undertake study outside of this time in order to complete your assignments. If you would prefer to study part-time, click here to apply.
The Diploma is accredited by AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group.
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and 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.
"I will really miss my college days and from the beginning the tutor, Al, has been so supportive. From someone who has not completed anything academic in over 20 years, this course was a step in the right direction for me. I have learnt so much from the group of people, different organisations, but mostly from Al who has a wealth of HR knowledge. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Al and she will always go out of her way to support and guide you in the right direction". Kelly Gidley – Temporary Staffing Team Manager, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust