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Access to HE Diploma: Social Care & Social Sciences

If you are looking to achieve a diploma to progress in Social Care, Social Services, Social Sciences and Teaching at a degree level, then this is the course for you.

36 Weeks
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C/4 or above

Course Info

The course provides learners with a platform to HE upon achieving an overall pass and meeting the entry requirements and conditions of their prospective HE establishments.

Learners will develop a wide range of skills from academic writing to reflective skills to name a few. You will also develop skills in group work as well as independent skills.

The tutors provide a supportive learning environment to ensure individual needs are met and ensure successful achievement of their learners.

Some of the units that you can expect to study on the  Access to HE Diploma: Social Care & Social Sciences include:

  • Study skills
  • Researching and understanding opportunities for study in Higher Education
  • Access project
  • Social policy and welfare
  • Professional practice
  • Psychology
  • The sociology of crime and deviance
  • Values and practice in care and development

This Access course is particularly suitable for people who are considering a career in the fields of Social Care, Social Services, Social Sciences and Teaching.

Other areas such as Community Studies, Counselling, Education Welfare, Youth Offending and Probation Service degrees are a good route also. Other potential job opportunities include:

  • Social worker
  • Psychologists
  • Counsellors
  • Teaching
  • Senior care worker
  • Probation officer
  • Community development worker
  • Children and young families

This diploma is validated and approved by One Awards.



As the course is at Level 3 commitment is essential.

In addition to your work at college you will be required to undertake independent study and research.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

At point of entry you must be aged 19 with a GCSE English at grade C/4 and above. GCSE Maths is desirable and equivalents will be considered (for optional routes only, speak to course leader). If you wish to study social work/ Psychology you must have both GCSE’s in English and Maths. If you wish to study Teaching, you must have GCSE’s in  English, Science and maths at Grade C/4 and above at point of entry.

You are advised to check, prior to application the entry requirements of any universities/courses you wish to apply for.