Access to HE (Social Science)
Start Date: Please enquire
Day: Monday, Thursday, Friday at Accrington and Rossendale College
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Duration: 32 weeks
Course Overview

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a QAA accredited course that provides students with an essential qualification, subject knowledge, and skills to progress to studies at university level.

This programme prepares 19+ students who are returning to education, or those who left school with fewer qualifications, to be able to progress on to Higher Education. The programme provides a good foundation in the knowledge and skills required for studying at university level.

What will I learn?

Social Science
You will study Sociology, Psychology, Counselling and Mental Health.

In addition to your chosen pathway, you will also study Academic Writing Skills, Academic Research Skills and Preparing to Progress within the course.


Successful completion of the programme will provide you with the opportunity to progress onto studying a wide range of subjects at university level. These may include:

Social Science
Health and Applied Social Studies, Working with Children and Families, Mental Health Work, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, History, Social Work, Policing, Teaching and other Education Studies.

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