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 Access to Social Science

Subject areas: Access to Higher Education

This Access to Social Science programme is designed for adults interested in undertaking a career in the Social Science fields.

This course is available in Boston.

Successful completion of the course could also lead to progression onto the College's University Level courses. You could study the HNC/HND in Health and Social Care on your doorstep and at up to half the cost of university fees.
The Diploma is gained by achieving 18 Level 3 credits in all 3 main subjects, including Psychology and Sociology and then you can choose either Law, History, Counselling or English Literature.

You will also complete 3 Level 3 credits in Study Skills: Research and Referencing and 3 Level 3 credits in IT for Academic Purposes.
Whilst it is an advantage that you have a full Level 2 qualification prior to entry on the course, the only requirement is that you hold at least a minimum of GCSE grade C (4) and  a grade D (3) in English and Math (equivalent qualifications may also be accepted e.g. Functional Skills Level 2).
This course will cost £3022.

For those aged 19-23 on the first day of the course, if this is your first Level 3 course your fees may be free, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701.

Aged 19+?
If you are aged 19 years or over on the 1st day of your course, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £21,000 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.

International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or for details on fees.

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.
The course will take 1 year (September to June) to complete.

You will attend College 4 days a week and hours are designed to fit around childcare/school hours, with your day starting at 9.15am - 9.30am and finishing 2.30pm–2.45pm.
Quick info:
3 Level 3
1 1 Year

Extra info

For the full diploma to be awarded you will need to compile a portfolio of assignments, which are externally moderated by Aim Awards.

You will learn by a variety of processes including theory and practice, portfolio assignments, individual and group work.
Successful completion of the course may allow you direct entry to university study on courses such as Law, Counselling, Psychology, Criminology, Social Work, Museum Studies, Social Policy, Philosophy or International Relations.
You can apply for this course by applying online, by filling out an application form from the College prospectus or by contacting the Information Officer on 01205 313218 for further information.

Every effort has been made to ensure our course information is accurate throughout the website. However changes can occur to the days, times, fees and other information about our courses throughout the year, but we endeavour to update any changes to information as soon as we can.