Access to HE Diploma - Humanities/Social Science L3

Access to HE · Full Time · Bishop Auckland Campus

06 September 2021 - 24 June 2022
Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays
09:30 - 15:00
If you are aged 16 to 18 this course is free. Otherwise an Advanced Learner Loan is available.
Level 3
Taught at:
Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

The Access to HE Diploma - Humanities & Social Sciences Level 3 is a substantial part-time, Level 3 course which will run Monday, Tuesday & Friday 9.30 – 3.00pm.

The programme is designed to support learners who want to progress onto higher education study.

You will study a range of both Level 2 and 3 units

The Access to HE Diploma is accredited by One Awards

Course requirements

There is an interview and screening process. GCSE C / 4 or above in Maths and English are desirable and this will be discussed during the interview.

What will I do?

For the Access to HE Diploma- Humanities & Social Sciences Level 3 programme you will study a range of Level 2 / 3 units in preparation for progression to studying at HE Level.

You will have the opportunity to study for GCSE Maths / English alongside this qualification, if necessary.

The programme is focused on enabling you to attain the UCAS tariff points to study a degree programme which in turn will lead you to your ideal career.

Your assessment will be in a variety of formats including essays / reports / presentations / academic posters / podcasts / brochures / etc.

All Level 3 units are graded at Pass / Merit / Distinction.

Level 2 English Language Comprehension

Level 2 English Language Writing Skills

Level 2 Maths Data Handling & Statistics

Level 3 Access Project (ungraded)

Level 3 English Literature

Level 3 History

Level 3 Psychology

Level 3 Social Welfare

Level 3 Sociology

What will it give me?

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is designed for mature students (aged over 19 at the start of the programme), who want to go to university but don't have the formal qualifications to get there. The programme is structured into specific diplomas, which prepare students to study in Higher Education for a variety of careers as well as subject related degrees. it will give you a Level 3 Diploma in Humanities & Social Sciences.

Materials needed

Basic stationery.

What can I do when I finish?

Bachelor's degrees in Humanities & Social Sciences at university.

Career paths include:

Social Work


Politics / Economics

English & Creative Writing

Sociology / Criminology


Primary Education Studies

History / Social Science Studies.

Educational Studies

Social Policy


What next?

If you would like to apply, please click the "Apply Now" section below and follow the steps. Thank you!

Need to know more? Enquire about this course.