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Access to HE (Social Science and Humanities) OCNWESTMID Level 3 Diploma Online

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Through our online portal you will study a variety of units which will give you the knowledge and skills to progress to University in your chosen pathway.
You can study from anywhere in the UK and access your course materials at any time of day.

To complete this course, you will need access to a computer and the Internet.

Please Note – All Students must be based in the UK.


  • Duration

    12 Months

Module 1: Preparing to Study
On completion of this unit you will:
• Understand how study is organised and planned
• Understand how to apply theories of learning in relation to personal approaches to learning
• Understand a range of constraints upon study
• Understand the importance of assessment feedback

Module 2: Academic Writing Skills
On completion of this unit you will:
• Be able to write with relevance in responding to an academic task
• Know how to interpret and discuss ideas and issues in responding to a set, academic writing task
• Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information, or central ideas

Module 3: Preparing a Written Assignment
On completion of this unit you will:
• Understand how to use key information sources
• Understand why sources are acknowledged and referenced
• Understand a range of reading strategies
• Understand note-making methods
• Understand how to plan, draft and produce a written assignment

Module 4: Introduction to Psychology
On completion of this unit you will:
• Understand the importance of research in psychology
• Understand the main approaches in psychology
• Understand ethical issues in psychological research

Module 5: Understanding Crime and Deviance
On completion of this unit you will:
• Understand explanations of crime and deviance
• Understand theories of crime and deviance
• Understand perceptions of crime and deviance

Module 6: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
On completion of this unit you will:
• Understand research in an area of cognitive psychology
• Understand how the findings of research into cognitive processes can be applied to real-life issues

Module 7: Industrial Change in Britain 1700-1850
On completion of this unit you will:
• Understand the pattern of industry and urban society c1700-1760
• Understand the causes and nature of industrial change in Britain c1760-1850
• Understand the impact of industrial change on British social, economic and political life by 1850

Module 8: Political Parties
On completion of this unit you will:
• Understand the role of political parties in the British Political System
• Understand the difference between a single party, dominant party, two-party and multi-party system
• Understand the development, policies and structure of the Labour Party
• Understand the development, policies and structure of the Conservative Party
• Understand the development, policies and structure of the Liberal Democrats and the Minor Parties

Module 9: Sociology of Education
On completion of this unit you will:
• Understand the importance of education as a socialising agency
• Understand the roles of education in contemporary society
• Understand the sociological explanations of labelling and the use of stereotypes
• Understand the concept of meritocracy

Module 10: Imperialism in the Late 19th Century
On completion of this unit you will:
• Understand the importance of economics in late 19th century imperialism
• Understand the Political importance of late 19th century imperialism
• Understand the effect of late 19th century imperialism on the continent of Africa

Module 11: The Brain and Nervous System (Psychology)
On completion of this unit you will:
• Understand the major sub divisions of the nervous system
• Understand the structure and function of glial cells and neurons

Module 12: Sociology of Mass Media
On completion of this unit you will:
• Understand the patterns of ownership and control of the mass media
• Understand the role of the mass media
• Understand the process of selection and presentation of the news
• Understand how media stereotypes are presented

Module 13: Social Change in Britain 1914-1939
On completion of this unit you will:
• Understand the impact of World War 1 on British society
• Understand the social consequences of unemployment, housing, and health problems during the period 1918 – 1939
• Understand developments in family life, and leisure opportunities

Module 14: Abnormal Psychology
On completion of this unit you will:
• Understand the difficulties faced by psychologists in the definition and diagnosis of abnormal behaviour
• Understand a psychological disorder
• Understand possible treatments used to treat people with psychological disorders

Module 15: Sociology of the Family
On completion of this unit you will:
• Understand changes in family structure
• Understand sociological explanations of the family to include Functionalist, Marxist, feminist and interactionist views

Module 16: Understanding Drama
On completion of this unit you will:
• Understand how an author creates character
• Understand the structure of plot within a drama
• Understand the part played by language in dramatic effect
• Understand how a play transfers from page to stage

Module 17: Public Health During the 18th and 19th Centuries
On completion of this unit you will:
• Understand the nature of urban development and public health during the 18th Century
• Understand the causes and effects of public health problems in the 19th Century
• Understand the nature and impact of attempts to address public health problems in the 19th Century

Module 18: Political Representation – Prime Ministers, Ministers and Civil Servants
On completion of this unit you will:
• Understand what is meant by ‘Cabinet Government’
• Understand the extent to which Britain has moved to a system of ‘Prime Ministerial Government’
• Understand the roles and responsibilities of Ministers
• Understand the role of Civil Servants and their channels of influence
• Understand how the position of the Civil Service has changed over the past 20 years

A range of units make up this qualification, with an assignment at the end of each. You will submit your work to your tutor for marking and tailored feedback. You must acquire 60 credits in total to achieve the Access to HE Diploma (Social Sciences and Humanities).

Of these credits, 45 will be taken from graded units which focus on the academic subject areas included in the course. The remaining 15 come from ungraded units included to help you to improve your academic writing and study skills.

As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.

GCSE Math and English grade C/4 or above

 

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