• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

Access to HE courses comprise 60 credits of which 45 are graded at pass, merit or distinction. Units are assessed by a variety of methods including essays, reports, oral presentations, discussions, and tests. There are no external exams but all assessment is externally moderated.

This course is suitable for students wishing to progress to university to study courses such as: social work, criminology, criminal justice, law/legal studies, psychology, sociology, politics, social policy, etc

This course runs on Monday and Tuesday 9.30am – 4.30pm. The course can be done over one year by attending both days, or alternatively over 2 years by attending one day per week (Mondays).

 

**WE ARE CURRENTLY RECRUITING FOR THIS COURSE FOR SEPTEMBER 2019 START**

Level
Level 3
Duration
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Awarding Body
CERTA
Course Fees
No fees for under 24. Age 24+ fees of £3 022 (Advanced Learner Loan available).
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Aged 19 and over? Click here to find out about our financial support available

Upcoming Course Dates

Course Code Course Title Course Dates Course Duration Weekday Times Price Remitted Fee
Course Code DFC00095 Course Title Course Dates Course Duration WeekdayMon/Tue Times9.30am - 4.30pm Price Remitted Fee

Units and Structure

The course is made up of a number of units which are worth 3 or 6 credits.

The units covered are:

Psychology: Perspectives in Psychology, Child Development and Early Socialisation, Psychological Profiling, Behaviour and the Brain

Sociology: Sociological Approaches to Contemporary Issues, Crime & Society, The Family, Youth Sub-Cultures

Social Policy: The Welfare State, Poverty in Contemporary Britain

Law: Human Rights, Law & Morality

History: The Victorian Underworld

Study Skills: Research Skills, Academic Writing, Presentation Skills, Reflective Practice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

You will need to already have a GCSE in English and maths at grade C (new grade 4) or above.

We interview all applicants to ensure we are placing you on the most appropriate course. You will need to bring your exam certificates with you the interview.

Students who have GCSE English but not maths can join the 2 year Access course and do GCSE maths alongside in the first year.

Within the Access department we offer GCSE English and maths and also a Level 2 Access certificate for students who are not ready to move directly onto Level 3 Access programmes.

 


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Progression and Employment

Students who successfully complete an Access to HE Diploma can progress directly to university study.

 

Courses you can progress to

Further study in other areas. Browse all our courses.

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

We're proud to be able to offer Dual Career Accreditation via the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. This is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies of sport.

The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

Click here to find out more about TASS

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Apply or Enquire

Want to know more or chat to us?

Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Ann Thompson
01302 553716
ann.thompson@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

You will need to already have a GCSE in English and maths at grade C (new grade 4) or above.

We interview all applicants to ensure we are placing you on the most appropriate course. You will need to bring your exam certificates with you the interview.

Students who have GCSE English but not maths can join the 2 year Access course and do GCSE maths alongside in the first year.

Within the Access department we offer GCSE English and maths and also a Level 2 Access certificate for students who are not ready to move directly onto Level 3 Access programmes.

 


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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