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Level 3 Access to Higher Education – Social Science (Criminology) at Henley College Coventry

Course description

This course is for learners who are 18 and over.
The Access to Higher Education course prepares you to study at university and is also widely recognised by employers. It is designed for those who have left school without the usual qualifications such as A Levels.

The hours of study consist of 12 mandatory class contact hours per week. Learners will also need to commit to self study outside of class times.

The hours of study consist of 12 mandatory class contact hours per week.  You will also need to commit to self study outside of class times.

You will study a range of modules that will make up 45 credits.
In addition to Psychology and Sociology units you will cover units around criminology such as:

  • Criminal Justice and social policy
  • Critical criminology
  • Measurements of crime
  • Situational aspects of crime
  • The criminology of prisons

In addition to the 45 credits a further 15 credits will be gained from skills for learning which includes preparing for a written assignment, preparing for a higher education admission interview and progressing to higher education.

You will be assessed via a range of methods including essays, reports, presentations, projects and examinations.

Upon successful completion of  the course, you can progress to university to study subjects such as Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology and Psychology. Following the successful completion of a relevant degree you could follow a career in the Police Force, Victim Support, or Prison Service roles.

Entry requirements

You need to show you have sufficient skills in English and Maths, which means satisfying one of the following requirements:

GCSE English grade C, level 2 or equivalent
GCSE Maths grade D, level 1 or equivalent
If the above criteria cannot be met you will be asked to complete a screening test at interview to determine the appropriate level. You will also need to attend an Access interview, at which you should be able to discuss entry requirements for courses to which you would like to apply after the Access course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 October 2017