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Access to HE Diploma (Social Science and Humanities) – Humanities and Social Sciences Level 3 FT

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Throughout this course you will study a range of different subject areas including Historical studies, English Literature and Sociology.

The units are designed to help you to build on your knowledge and develop your skills in preparation for progressing to university.

This course is validated through Open College Network West Midlands.

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  • Course Level

    Level 3

  • Awarding Body

    Open College Network West Midlands

  • FT / PT


  • Duration

    This course is a full-time course, with 2 days a week attendance required in college over one academic year. There will be a requirement for you to complete additional study outside of the classroom.

Some of the units you will study during the course are:

Historical Studies

  • Industrial Change in Britain, c. 1700-1850
  • Germany 1918-33
  • Dictatorship in the 20th century

English Literature

  • Comparative Study of Cross-Genre Prose Texts
  • Shakespeare
  • The Novel


  • Social Stratification
  • Sociology of Mass Media
  • Sociology of Education
  • Globalisation and Development


  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology of Learning

 Academic Studies

  • Academic Writing
  • Speaking and Listening

GCSE Math and English Grade 4 or Equivalent, or relevant industry experience subject to tutor discretion


Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.

Apply online Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 75 75

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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