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Access 2

Access to Higher Education Diploma in Humanities and Social Science


1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2023


Adult 19+

Interested in studying a Humanities and Social Science related degree at university but don’t have the qualifications you need?

Perfect for those who have been out of education for some time, you will be able to progress directly onto a higher education course at university on completion of this Access programme.

This course aims to provide a balance of essential study skills with specialist subject knowledge to prepare you for university.

You will learn the following skills on this course:

  • Literature
  • Linguistics and original writing
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Psychology

Learners will be assessed through coursework, presentations, debates and exams.

You will need to have GCSE Maths, English Language and two additional subjects at grade 4 (C) or above.

As part of the application process you will also be asked to explain why you want to study this course, so that we can ensure any course offer made aligns to your career goals.

On completion of this course, you will have the qualifications needed to apply to university, where you can study areas including:

  • Sociology
  • Criminology
  • Psychology
  • Politics
  • English/ Creative Writing
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • History

Full 60 Credit Diploma with 45 credits graded units and 15 ungraded study skills.

Maximum UCAS 144 points from the course.

If you have a Level 2 functional skills qualification, it is important that you check with your chosen university to ensure it will be accepted as part of the entry requirements for your degree program.