Are you interested in a career in social sciences? Even if you have not studied for some time, this course will help you to develop your academic skills and confidence, setting you on a path to study humanities & social science-related degree at university or other higher education courses at college.
If you are aged 19 or over, studying a level 3 or above course, you will now be required to pay tuition fees. You can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan for this course. For more information, please contact Learner Services on 01925 494494 for advice on financial support.
You will study a variety of modules such as:
Please note, units may be subject to change.
You will be assessed during the course as each unit is taught and completed. You will be assessed through a variety of methods such as essays, presentations, research projects and exams.
Students who achieved this qualification go on to university to study degrees in subjects including humanities, English, education and teaching, journalism, law, events management, social science, psychology and sociology.
Industry links are through work experience, which you will need to complete during the course.
Universities expect adults who apply for some vocational degrees to have previous relevant paid or voluntary experience. If you are looking to be a teacher or work in a school setting it is imperative that you have some classroom experience.
If you do not already have this experience, you will be required to organise relevant experience before you begin the course. If you require advice about which type of experience would help your university application, ask to speak to our careers advisor based in Learner Services.
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if it is required and a welfare team that are on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. For further information on HE student support please visit www.wvr.ac.uk/higher-education/higher-education-student-support
Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college. For further information on HE funding support please visit www.wvr.ac.uk/higher-education/higher-education-funding-support
Apart from the course and examination fees, you will need the usual student stationery such as: pens, paper and files. The purchase of text books is not compulsory - there is a wide selection of books available in the Learning Resource Centre. Should you wish to purchase text books, your subject tutors will recommend suitable books.
Most universities ask for GCSE in English Language and/or GCSE Maths at 4/C or above, in addition to the Access Diploma, in order to be eligible to apply for certain degrees. You are therefore advised to research your intended degree and the universities you intend to apply to, in order to confirm their specific entry requirements. For this reason, you will be required to have a minimum of GCSE English Language or Maths at C or above for entry onto the Access Course. Adults who do not have the pre-requisite entry qualifications are welcome to apply.