Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities/Social Science)

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Qualification type: Diploma
Level: Level 3
Awarding body One Award
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date w/c 3rd Sept 2018
Duration 1 year
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Full time

Course overview

The Access to HE Diploma (Humanities and Social Science) is a nationally recognised qualification with common requirements relating to the description of student achievement.

The course is a credit-based, graded qualification and requirements relate to both the award of credit and to the award of grades.

In order to obtain the full Access Diploma you will need to obtain 15 credits at level 2; these credits are obtained from common core units. In addition you will need to obtain 45 credits at level 3 from humanities/social science units.

Attendance: Three days a week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.15am-3.30pm each day.

Entry requirements

If you do not have previous qualifications in English you will be advised to study Functional Skills English. It may be advisable for you to do GCSE mathematics and English if you do not have these qualifications at C grade or above as an additional qualification, as some universities may request these.

On the day of interview you will undertake maths and English assessments to assess your eligibility for the programme. You must be 19 years or older to start this course.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

Studying and learning

Common core units

  • Mathematics
  • Study skills

Humanities/Social Science units

  • English language
  • Introduction to sociology
  • History- social and cultural development
  • Social policy and welfare
  • Psychology

*modules can be subject to change.

How will I be assessed

You will be assessed through a wide range of assessments, this includes written assignments such as essays and reports, presentations, tests, group work and activities

Things you may need

If you don't have the relevant English Language grade, you will study Functional Skills at level 2, alongside this qualification.  Please ask the tutor at interview for further details.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

Fees and funding

This course qualifies for an Adult Learning Loan. Full details on the You may also wish to seek advice from the Student Services team on 01325 503030.
Course fees are payable to Darlington College. Registration and membership fees may be payable. All course fees are per year.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

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