More course dates announced soon
Access to HE: Social Sciences
Take your first step towards your dream career in social sciences! At Weston College, we offer an Access to HE Diploma programme that will equip you with the qualifications needed to pursue a university degree in social sciences or social work.
Our dedicated Access team delivers highly academic programmes with a personalised approach, resulting in exceptional success rates and progression to university for our adult learners.
While the course is only 12 hours per week, be prepared to study hard outside of college to achieve your goals. The good news is that you can do this at your own pace and in your own time, making it flexible to your lifestyle.
At Weston College, we understand the importance of balancing family, work, and study, which is why our course is only two days per week, giving you the flexibility to work alongside your studies.
The Access to HE Diploma in Social Sciences covers a range of subjects or modules that are relevant to the field. The modules you take may vary depending on the specific diploma you are studying, but typically, the following modules are included:
- Sociology: This module introduces students to the study of human society and social relationships, including topics such as sociology of health, social structures and crime and deviance.
- Psychology: This module provides an overview of key psychological theories and concepts, covering areas such as child development, behaviourism, conformity and obedience, and abnormal psychology.
- Law: This module will provide an overview of different aspects of the law, covering areas such as what constitutes homicide, the law surrounding non-fatal offences against people, contract law and criminology.
- Study Skills: This module covers communication skills that are essential for success in the social sciences, including verbal and written communication, presentation skills, and teamwork.
Assessment for Access to HE Diploma: Social Sciences is designed to reflect the rigor and demands of undergraduate study. It includes a range of assessment methods such as essays, reports, exams, presentations, and portfolios. The assessments will be spread throughout the year, and you will receive regular feedback to help you progress and develop your skills.
This course will help you progress onto a variety of degree courses within social sciences pathways, including University Centre Weston’s:
- Counselling BSc (Hons) (please note, you will need a Counselling Level 2 in addition to Access to progress to the degree)
- Education, Society and Childhood BSc (Hons)
- SEND and Inclusive Practice BA (Hons)
Plus a range of degrees at universities across the country, including;
- Social Work
- Youth Justice
- Social Policy
- Primary Teaching/QTS.
At Weston College, we're passionate about helping our adult learners prepare for a bright future. We understand that whether you're looking to boost your career prospects, learn new skills or even switch careers entirely, it can be a daunting process. That's why our friendly and highly qualified careers advisors are here to guide you every step of the way.
Our dedicated team of experts is on hand to provide you with tailored advice and support to help you make the right decisions about your future career and course choices. Whether you need help developing your employability skills, exploring your options or deciding which course to take, we're here to help you achieve your goals. We also offer a free Career Coach programme, which provides a detailed careers assessment to help you discover your strengths and interests. You can then discuss your results with one of our advisors, who can point you in the right direction and recommend courses that will help you achieve your career aspirations.
Plus, as a Microsoft College, all of our students and apprentices get FREE access to LinkedIn Learning. This is an amazing online platform that offers expert-led courses to help you develop your business, technology-related, and creative skills.
At Weston College, we're dedicated to helping you achieve success in your career, whatever your goals may be. So why not take that first step today and join our adult community of learners? We can't wait to help you unlock your full potential!
Financing Your Course
At Weston College, we believe that learning should be accessible to everyone. That's why we offer a range of adult courses that could be free or significantly discounted. Apply online today and our friendly team will be in touch to see how we can ensure you can enrol and get the best price for your course. Don't let finances hold you back from pursuing your passion and advancing your career. Apply now and let us help you achieve your goals.
It is expected that applicants should have a GCSE grade 4/C in English GCSE grade 4/C in maths is desirable but can be studied alongside Access if not already achieved. For both 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.
Full Fee: £3,022.00 ?
Supported Fee: £3,022.00 ?
Occupations related to Access to HE: Social Sciences
Social or Humanities Scientist
Social and humanities scientists study and analyse human behaviour and the origin, structure and characteristics of language; undertake research in areas such as sociology, economics, politics, archaeology, history, philosophy, literature, the arts; organise the collection of qualitative and quantitative information, and perform subsequent analyses.
Employment in region: 509 positions
Social workers provide information, advice and support to those who are socially excluded or are experiencing crisis; they protect the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, young people, people with disabilities, elderly people and people who are mentally or physically ill, and they may specialise in specific areas of work.
Employment in region: 1,884 positions