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Access to Higher Education Diploma: Social Science with Law

This is an exciting opportunity to discover more about the law and its role within society
You will cover units that explore the workings of the English Legal System including: the court hierarchy; how laws are made and interpreted and the people who work within the system. You will discuss both civil and criminal process as well as looking at aspects of negligence and personal injury and the issues surrounding human rights.
You will have the opportunity to visit local courts, practice interpreting laws and case judgements and, subject to student interest, participate in a mock trial.
Criminology is the scientific study of criminal behaviour. The focus of Criminology can range from crime scene investigation to theories surrounding why individuals commit crime and the effects of prison on the individual and society. Criminology incorporates both aspects of Psychology and Sociology. The Psychological aspects of Criminology focuses on the individual, whilst the Sociological aspects of Criminology focuses on society as a whole and how issues within society might be responsible for encouraging a criminal career. Topics covered on the course include the Criminal Justice System and its effects on society, Theories of Offending, Crime and Deviance, plus much more!

• 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).

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Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks 19+ Fee  
FC Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.
T2 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
T3 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
19+ Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.

Studying A Level Law at South Devon College helped me decide what I wanted to do as a career, and therefore what I wanted to study at university. We benefited hugely from termly trips, and we even shadowed a judge, which gave me a huge insight into what my future career could entail. My teacher, Kay Harding, is excellent, and went above and beyond in helping me revise, improve exam technique and keep me up to date on current legal affairs. She was also great at giving me advice even outside of College time.Callum Priestley

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