Access to HE Level 3 Diploma – Social Science
This Access course is your ideal preparation for reaching Higher Education and following your career path into in the social science professions.
Purpose: Access to Higher Education
Guided Learning Hours: 450
Duration: 1 year full-time, Tues, Wed & Thurs, 9.30am – 3.45pm
Next Course: September/October 2021
What are the qualifications about?
You will cover topics relevant to further study in the area of social science. Modules range from social work, sociology, social development, sex and gender studies and some IT and English for academic study, so you will get an excellent all-round learning experience, readying you for further study. An Access to HE Diploma is accepted for entry on to degree programmes by the majority of UK universities.
Who are they for?
If your goal is to study in higher education towards a career in the social sciences, then this is the ideal course for you.
What do I need?
There are no academic requirements, but you will need to attend an interview and complete a Maths and English assessment.
Why choose Ruskin College?
Ruskin is a friendly and inclusive college, with an ethos that puts you very much at the centre of the learning experience. It is the ideal environment to set out on your path to your rewarding career in the social sciences, especially if you are an adult returning to education.
What sorts of things do they cover?
STUDY SKILLS UNITS:
- Essay Writing
- Report Writing
- Note-taking and Note-making
- Speaking and Listening Skills
- Reading and Comprehension of Texts
- Extended Project
SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL POLICY
- Intro to Sociology
- Sociology of Poverty
- The History and Development of the Welfare State
- Health Inequalities
- Intro to Psychology Or Psychological Perspectives
- Social Influence, Conformity and Obedience to Authority
- Families, Kinship and Marriage
ACCESS TO SOCIAL SCIENCE: SPECIFIC UNITS
- The Basic Economic Problem
- Democracy: Principles and Practice
- Sociology of Sex and Gender
- Social Stratification
- Ways of Living, Ways of Seeing: An Introduction to Social Anthropology
How will I learn and be assessed?
You will be assessed through a programme of coursework.
How long do they take?
Guided learning hours
Guided learning hours are the hours you spend learning with your training provider or on your own. The guided learning hours for this qualification are:
- Level 3: 450 hours
Usual course length
Completing the Access to Higher Education Diploma: Social Science usually takes:
- 31 weeks full time, 3 days a week, Tuesday – Thursday, 9.30am – 3.45pm
What jobs could they lead to?
This course prepares you for degree-level study in preparation for a career in the social sciences. Although the qualification has not been designed to lead directly to employment, it will support you to take steps towards a career in a range of related professions.
What would it cost me?
Full course cost: £3022. We will help you access financial support if you are entitled to it: find out if you are eligible.