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Social Science Access to Higher Education

Level 3 - Advanced

Social Science Access to Higher Education

Social care professionals have the strength, compassion and skills to care for hundreds of vulnerable children and adults everyday. Social workers and other care professionals come from all walks of life and there has always been a great deal of demand for them. Have you got what it takes to become a Social care professional, but just lack the necessary entry requirements to university? If so then this is the course for you.  You will study sociology, psychology, social issues in health care and criminology in addition to study techniques and academic writing.

The study programme is designed for those who wish to progress onto a degree programme, and students must be aged 19+ at the time of enrolment.

This study programme in total contains 60 credits, 45 credits at Level 3 and graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and 15 at Level 3 graded at Pass or Ungraded.
There are 18 credits in Psychology, 9 credits in Criminology, 12 credits in Sociology and 6 credits for a subject based Research Project.

The Psychology units include:

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Basic Counselling Theory
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Valuing Diversity

There will also be a subject based Research project.

The Criminology units include: Crime & Deviance and Offender Profiling.

The Sociology units include: Sociology of the Family – Household and Family Structure, and Sociology of Education.