Access to Social Science
Access to Social Science
The Access course has been designed for those adults who feel they missed out on higher education when they were younger or would like a change of career.
- Course Type Access
- Subject Area Humanities
- Qualification Access to Higher Education Diploma
- Study Mode: Part Time Only
- Course Level Level 3
- Location Hele Road Centre
- Course Length 1 year
- Start Date September Yearly
- End Date July Yearly
- Day 3 days per week - TBC
- Times 9.00am-4.30pm (Hours may vary)
- Fee £3,022 plus £30 Resource Fee
- Reduced Fee See below
This programme aims to provide a firm foundation for study at degree level. Study skills and educational guidance form essential parts of the course.
Tutorial sessions support learners and offer guidance with the UCAS process and study skills.
The Diploma is taught by subject specialist teaching staff in a supportive environment to develop the academic skills necessary to progress onto higher education. You will have homework and assignment work set each week with strict deadlines. There is at least 20 hours of additional study at home each week. Additional support is available for students for particular difficulties/needs.
There is also:
- a Learning Support team
- Learning Centres
- Well-being team (Counsellors)
- a Learner Support Fund (apply through college)
- designated study space specifically for our HE and Access to HE students
*2019/2020 fees for Access to Higher Education courses are dependent on your age, circumstances and chosen course. Click here to view more information about fees. This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan, which may be written off when you complete your studies into higher education at college or university. For more information click here.
You may be entitled to support towards the fee, please phone 01392 400170 or email email@example.com for advice.
- Carrying Out Research in Psychology
- Conformity & Obedience
- Pro-social and Anti-Social Behaviour
- Understanding Stress
- Abnormal Psychology
- Psychopathology – OPTIONAL UNIT
- Sociology of Education
- Sex and Gender Studies
- Research Methods in Sociology
- Crime and Deviance
- Sociology of Religion – OPTIONAL UNIT
You will also complete units in IT and Study Skills.
All Access students will also be enrolled on a supplementary IT course, at no extra cost. The ITQ qualification has been designed to enhance and polish IT skills for use in the real world and is vital
What can the course lead on to?
University Level courses at Exeter College:
Past students have gone on to work in or study various subjects, including: Teaching, Psychology, Law, Research, Linguistics, History, Ancient History, Criminology, Psychology, Sociology, English, International Relations and
for university and future careers.
For the full credit breakdown for this course click here.
- Entry Requirements
All learners on Access to HE Diplomas must hold or be working towards GCSE in English and Maths or a Level 2 qualification. Many universities require you to have English and Maths GCSE at grade C and above. Some courses will accept Functional Skills Level 2 Maths or English as an equivalent to GCSE. We would encourage applicants to contact the Higher Education providers that they intend to apply to ensure that the age of their GCSEs are acceptable (written confirmation is advisable).
What we look for in a successful applicant:
- Motivation to progress onto higher education
- Evidence of recent study (desirable but not compulsory)
- A letter of application that demonstrates your commitment to study, considers the reality of study, shows some idea about what subject they intend to study at university and mentions which higher education institutions you intend to apply.
- Evidence ofin Maths and English(GCSE A to C/9-4).
- IELTS score of 5.5 or above for students where English is a second language
- A working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Powerpoint
If you have been out of education for some time we would recommend a course in Maths/English. Research the entry requirements for the universities you wish to apply to. You could do voluntary/paid work where relevant.
You will have access to a Learning Centre. There is a refectory in the Hele Building and coffee shops in the Tower Building. There are Learning Lounges specifically for Access to HE and HE students.
- Additional Costs
As well as the course fees, applicants need to factor in food, travel, books, stationery and printing costs. Applications for our college Learner Support Fund or the Bursary Fund are advisable for applicants who know that they may struggle financially. There will also be UCAS fees and a college materials fee of £30.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.
Have a question?
If you have questions or would like to speak to someone, our team of Customer Service Advisers can help answer your questions or direct your enquiry to the correct team.
Speak to us today on 01392 400500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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