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Access to Higher Education Diploma Social Science (Distance Learning)
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12 months
1,247 GBP
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Access to Higher Education Diploma Social Science (Distance Learning)

Our Access to HE Diplomas give you the opportunity to apply for a degree in the Social Sciences. This could include: Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology, Politics and Economics.

This can lead to a career working in a wide variety of sectors such as education, the charity and voluntary sector, the health sector, journalism, research, or public relations.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Access to Social Science Diplomas

You need to have a UK residential address to study this qualification.

Although there are no formal entry requirements for this Access to HE Diploma, to meet university entry requirements you may need GCSEs or further credits at Level 2. If you do not have these already, you can study them with us.

Our experience and strong relationships with universities means that our Access to HE Diplomas are well suited to meet both their entry requirements and to prepare you for undergraduate study.

Our Access to HE Diplomas are fully accredited through an Authorised Validating Agency (AVA) and regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), so are part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website

Outcome / Qualification etc.

All of our Access to HE Diplomas are fully accredited by recognised awarding bodies who are regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the official regulator for Access to HE. This means that our Access to HE Diplomas are accepted by the majority of universities and Higher Education Institutions in the UK.

Training Course Content

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science) Option 1

Subject Set: Developmental

  • Developmental - Preparing to Progress
  • Developmental - Writing for Academic Purposes
  • Developmental - Basic Principles in Number

Subject Set: Criminology

  • Criminology - Introduction to Criminology
  • Criminology - Theories and Perspectives in Criminology (Ex)
  • Criminology - Contemporary Issues in Criminology
  • Criminology - Forensic evidence and the reliability of Evidence

Subject Set: Psychology

  • Psychology - Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychology - Psychological Perspectives and Behaviour (Ex)
  • Psychology - Research Methods in Psychology
  • Psychology - Memory
  • Psychology - Defining, Classifying and Explaining Disorders
  • Psychology - Treating Disorders
  • Psychology - Cognitive Development
  • Psychology - Psychological Investigation

Course delivery details

Our Access to HE Diplomas are delivered completely online. This means that you can study when it suits you, your family, and your job. With our learning materials and your own personal tutor, you will have the one-to-one support and guidance that you need to succeed when studying an Access Diploma online.

Continuing Studies

Not all careers need a degree, and an Access to HE Diploma in Social Science is also an excellent way to maximise your job prospects, such as:

  • Therapy-related roles
  • Counselling
  • Advocacy and support worker

About provider has been providing QAA regulated Access to Higher Education courses for over 25 years, helping over 10,000 students to achieve their goals and transform their careers. We also provide Advanced British International Diplomas (accredited and certified by Ascentis) aimed...

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OL14 7LD Todmorden West Yorkshire

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