Course description

The Access to Higher Education Diploma in Humanities and Social Science is a Level 3 qualification which will prepare you for studying at university. This qualification will give you the relevant academic subject knowledge needed for higher education study and as well as a range of study skills that will effectively prepare you for higher education.

You will have the opportunity to study subjects such as:

Social Policy
Exploring Values and Diversity

What our former students say:

“The Access to University programme is far superior to any studying I have done previously at another college; the support given is what elevates Northern College.”

“Great tutors and I loved being in such picturesque surroundings. What a beautiful place to learn.”

Our next Access to Higher Education Diploma in Humanities and Social Science course starts in September 2022.

What can this course lead to?

What could this course lead to:

BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work
BA (Hons) Early Childhood, Education and Care
BSc (Hons) Sociology and Criminology
BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling
BA (Hons) History and English Language

Future careers include but are not limited to Children, Families and Community Health, Social Work, Psychologist, Teaching, Clinical Psychologist, Social Services Specialist, Youth Worker, Therapy and Counselling.

Want to learn more?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Open Events.


Northern College, Yorkshire

Course session dates

This course will be delivered over 3 full days – Monday to Wednesday each week.

Course fees and funding support

This course is free to all eligible students aged 19 or over who have not previously gained a full level 3 qualification. We will assess if you are eligible when you apply.

If you already possess a level 3 qualification, you may consider covering the cost by applying for an Advanced Learner Loan (ALL) or arrange a payment plan with the college. Did you know you don’t need to repay your loan back if you complete a university degree afterwards, or until you are earning a certain amount? For full details and ALL eligibility visit:

Course Fee £3,022.00