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Access to Higher Education Diploma in Education, Psychology and Sociology.

This is a 1 year intensive course which is equivalent to 3-A Levels. On completion you will be able to progress to a range of prestigious universities to study a wide range of social science degrees.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    • GCSE grade 4/C or above, FS L2. IELTS can be sat alongside the course if learners to not have GCSE/FS English at college

    • Level 2 diploma in science or health and social care

    Assessment Method

    You will be assessed through a mixture of assignments, examinations and presentations. This is aligned to assessment methods at university to ensure students are prepared for the transition to higher education.

    Aims of the course

    Learners will be prepared for the demands of an intensive degree in psychology, sociology, education, social work, law etc. We have carefully selected units which are often taught at a higher level on undergraduate degrees designed to give students a head start when they go to university.

    Progression Opportunities

    Successful completion of this course can lead to progression on to a degree level course in the education studies field, such as:

    • BSc Psychology
    • BSc Child Psychology
    • BA Psychosocial Studies
    • BA Education/ Education Studies
    • BA Youth and Childhood Studies
    • BA Sociology
    • BA Anthropology
    • BA Social Work
    • BA Counselling

    Facilities

    The course is delivered 2-3 days per week.

    Career Options

    You could choose to work in roles such as:

    • Teacher
    • Psychologist
    • Counsellor/Therapist
    • Social Worker
    • Youth and community worker
    • Legal professions/ policing
    • Academic

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 06/09/2021
End Date 01/07/2022

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 3,384 p/year
24+ £3,384 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

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And Then?

College isn't just about a social life and good grades. Check out what sort of careers this subject can lead to.

Psychologists

£34,000

Therapy professionals n.e.c.

£64,000

Chief executives and senior officials

£114,000

Gentjana Aliaj

One highlight of my time at university has been the opportunity to meet professionals in my field whose work and research has completely changed my perspective of the world we live in.

Eka Triandapilidi

Eka Triandapilidi

After a very successful year in Level 1 ESOL, Eka started her career path with a teaching assistant job in a primary school in Bromley. She is very happy and sees this as an opportunity to inspire and motivate children and to continue improving her own English skills, wherever possible.

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