Access to HE Diploma (Social Science)

Course Code: ASO-L3-0-HD

Course Duration

1 Year

Course Type

Part Time


Haybridge Road, Telford

Course Level


About the course

This pathway provides you with an overview of a range of different aspects of social science. It’s ideal for anyone looking to progress into a career working with other people, either in a caring, supportive or analytic way. You’ll gain insight into the workings of the human brain and it’s impact on learning and society. You will explore the differences and challenges that exist within society and the theories that support this.

An example of course units are:
– Introduction to Sociology
– Understanding Poverty
– Sociology of the Family
– Understanding Crime and Deviance
– Sociology of Education
– Introduction to Psychology
– Developmental Psychology
– Social Psychology
– Abnormal Psychology
– Psychology of Learning
– Intelligence
– Introduction to Planning Classroom Teaching
– Technical Skills for Writing
– Preparing to Study
– Progressing to Higher Education
– Placement
– Speaking and Listening
– Extended Essay

The course provides UCAS points that will allow you to apply for courses in a wide range of fields including those within the health sector.
Careers: Teaching, social work, probation officer, psychology, policing, criminology

3-5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including maths and English. Routes are available if you need to attain GCSE maths/English

 Access to HE Diplomas are accredited by Open College Network West Midlands

Curriculum Area
Access to HE
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