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Humanities Level 3 Laser Learning Awards - Access to Higher Education at Chichester College

Course description

This Access to HE pathway leads to a diploma qualification at level 3 (equivalent to A-level) and is an intensive course which allows you to study whilst still working or meeting other commitments. It is fully recognised by universities and other higher education providers as sufficient for entry to related degree courses such as psychology, sociology, Englishliterature, social work, teaching and many more.

Course content

You will study a range of units in the disciplines of Psychology, Sociology, and English Literature. The skills and conventions of these different subjects will be conveyed through dynamic and varied teaching and learning methods, and a wide range of specific topics are included in the units. Units include ‘Appreciation of a Shakespeare Play’, ‘The Sociology of Religion’, and ‘Perspectives in Psychology.’

You will attend college 2.5 days a week and will have 2 psychology and 2 sociology lessons each week, with 1 literature lesson. Lessons will be varied and interesting, making use of discussion, group tasks, pair activities, lecture with powerpoint, independent research tasks, reading and summarising, use of chionline (Virtual Learning Environment), watching video clips, listening to podcasts – all to enhance learning and understanding to ensure assignments can be successfully completed.

Entry requirements

You are required to have English Language GCSE at A*-C grade. The only qualities required are a high level of motivation and self-discipline to work hard and achieve your goals. Depending on your university course choice, you may need to gain relevant work experience.


The range of assessment methods includes essays, presentations, debates, and timed assessment. There is no end of course exam. The course is credit based and each unit has a number of credits attached to it; 45 of the 60 credits will be attached to graded units, on a Pass, Merit, Distinction.

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website

Future opportunities

The Access to HE diploma is intended to provide progression for
those who have been out of education for some time on to degree
level courses. Full support will be given to enable you to complete your
UCAS application.

Further information

A4 lever arch folder At least 4 file dividers. Note making equipment
(could be a laptop or tablet if preferred) Access to a computer is
essential to complete the course (college PCs available)
There are certain texts which will be required on the course and these will
be identified at the course Taster Day. The minimum requirement for
attendance to pass the course is 90%.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chichester College directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2016
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    • Chichester is our main campus; right in the heart of the city, with lovely views of the Cathedral, across beautiful areas of parkland. Although relatively small, Chichester still has all the entertainment facilities you’d expect from much larger cities, such as cinemas, a leisure/sports centre, swimming pool, golf courses, a bowling alley, sports clubs, galle