Our online Access to Higher Education course offers an exciting opportunity to gain the qualifications that you need to progress on to University in the convenience of your own home.
This is an online learning platform that includes innovative, interesting lessons and full support from a personal tutor.
We have two start dates; September and one in early Spring. The course takes two academic years to complete, although you do have the option to finish earlier, if you wish.
Please note, this is a term-time only course. Tutors may be unavailable during half term breaks and holidays.
The Social Science pathway consists of three core subjects; Criminology, Sociology and Psychology. Alongside three core academic subjects, you will also receive training in study skills; support in academic writing and referencing, as well as guidance with the UCAS application process.
This pathway is widely accepted on a variety of university courses including Psychology, Criminal Justice, Law, Social Work and many more. Check the website of your chosen university for their entry requirements.
*Funding is available via an Advanced Learner Loan which does not need to be re-paid if you complete the diploma and a foundation degree.*
• 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, should the Higher Education Institute that you wish to attend does not require maths or English.)
“I really enjoyed studying Health and Social Care. You're treated as an adult at the College and the tutors get to know you on a personal level, they are really supportive and their knowledge is invaluable. I felt as though I grew as a person during my time there, which is so important."Caitlyn Crofts
We have courses to suit everyone so if you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for yet, we recommend you take a look at the following courses. We’ve selected these for you based on your interests.
At South Devon College, we offer a wide range of adult education courses and qualifications, so whatever you want to do, you can achieve it with us. The only question is how far do you want to go?
With so many courses available, we understand that finding the right one for you isn’t always easy. Our Helpzone team offer dedicated careers advice and are open all year round. Drop in or call us if you would like to have a chat about your options.
If the idea of cost is holding you back from committing to a course, there is a wide range of financial support available for adults to help fund your studies with us.
Choosing to be part of South Devon College doesn’t have to be a daunting process. Let us help you make the right choice with our range of support, advice and guidance.