Access to Higher Education Humanities and Social Sciences
This course course lets you explore the world beyond your experience and can help explain how our own society works – from the causes of unemployment or what helps economic growth, to how and why people vote, or what makes people happy.
This course starts on the 18th September. However we have extended the application deadline to the 27th September 2023. If you apply and are offered a place, you will be expected to start as soon as possible.
What are the entry requirements?
You will need a GCSE in English Grade 9-4 (A*-C) or Functional Skills English Level 2. Previous experience in the subject, through work or education, is desirable. To secure a place on this course you will be required to attend an interview and demonstrate sufficient reading and writing skills.
How much does this cost?
This course is free to all eligible students aged 19 to 23 who have not previously gained a full Level 3 qualification. If you already possess a Level 3 qualification or are over the age of 24 you may consider covering the cost by applying for an Advanced Learner Loan (ALL) or arrange a payment plan with the College.
Humanities and Social Science in its broadest sense is the study of culture, society and the way people behave and influence the world around us.
The benefits of studying this area:
Wide range of degree options
Flexible career paths
Exploring your curiosity
You will study:
Exploring Values and Diversity
What can this course lead to?
Higher Education – a wide range of degrees including:
BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work
BA (Hons) Early Childhood, Education and Care
BSc (Hons) Sociology and Criminology
BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling
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.
Course session dates
This course will be taught Monday – Wednesday each week.
This is equivalent to Access to Higher Education, A-Levels grades A to E or an Advanced Apprenticeship.
Amazing college and amazing tutors. I can't believe how quick the time went. I've left not only achieving my Diploma in Humanities and Social Science; I've also taken with me confidence and aspirations to be the best I can be.
They do everything they can to support you and help you, and it really does feel like a little community whether you live there or not. My confidence has grown immensely since starting here and I will miss coming when my Access to Higher Education Diploma is finished!
It's a life changing place. I started the access course in 2013 without a qualification to my name and not much hope. Last year I started my PhD. I'm now a different person.
Northern College for adults changed my life. I did short courses and an Access to Higher Education course. I am now a midwife with a first class degree.
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