Access to Higher Education Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences

Key Facts
  • Starts September 2022
  • Course Type Part Time
  • Duration One Year
  • You Need 1 Requirements needed View


The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you. There is no upper-age limit for Access to HE courses and these can be completed in one year, on a part-time basis.

What will I learn

The diploma is made up of a series of level 2 and level 3 units which are individually graded. Subjects will include Level 2 English Skills for Higher Education and Level 2 Maths. The graded level 3 units include: > Psychology > Sociology of Crime and Deviance > Social Welfare > Contemporary Care Practice > English Studies > History > A Humanities or Social Science Research Project

How will I learn

You will learn through class sessions, which involve lectures and demonstrations. Interactive learning will include using IT and the virtual learning environment (VLE). Learners are supported and encouraged to develop independent learning techniques.

What's next

On successful completion of the access diploma learners can apply to university for a place on a range of degrees or other higher education degree programmes. These include Psychology, Criminology, Sociology, Law, English, Education and History.

Additional Information

This qualification is awarded by One Awards.

You can study the course over one year, on a part-time basis
We offer a wide range of higher education courses to progress onto
This course prepares you for university study
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