Access to HE Diploma: Social Sciences
This course will give you the qualifications needed to study a university degree in a social science or social work degree.
The Weston College Access team delivers highly academic programmes with a personalised approach, which results in success rates and progression to university being significantly higher than the national average for adults.
Be prepared to study hard. Although you will only be in college for 10 hours a week, you’ll be expected to study outside of this yourself. The good news is that you can do this anytime, anywhere, so it is still flexible to your needs.
You will study subjects such as psychology, sociology and social policy. All learners receive tutorial sessions and also complete independent study units in study skills sessions.
At Weston College, we work hard to provide a schedule of learning that fits in with your lifestyle. As the course is only two days per week, you have the potential to work and study if you wish.
If you have no relevant work experience we recommend you find voluntary or paid work now in the sector to strengthen your university application.
Most people qualify for FREE tuition and material fees due to discounts we offer. If you are between 19 and 23, your tuition and exam fees could be free. All adult learners who are UK residents can take out up to four Advanced Learner Loans. Student Finance England will ‘write off’ any outstanding Advanced Learning Loan balances you owe for an eligible Access to HE course once you complete a higher education course.
There are no additional costs.
This course could lead to progression to a variety of degree courses in psychology, sociology, social policy, social work, youth offending and criminal justice amongst others. Please check UCAS to find out if your chosen university accepts this.
It is expected that applicants should have a GCSE grade 4/C in English and maths (level 2 equivalents will be considered, but applicants must check that this will be accepted by their chosen university prior to starting on the Access course).
iAn interview is required for this course.
Most people qualify for FREE tuition and material fees due to discounts we offer. Click on the icon(s) below to find out what you’ll need to pay.