Social Sciences (Probation) Access to Higher Education Diploma at Blackburn College
The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Sciences - Probation) is excellent preparation for people who wish to study social, youth and community related courses at University level. This course is especially designed for mature students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications to apply for University level study but who wish to study at University level in the future.
You will study on this programme for 12 hours per week, completing three subjects at Level 3 (the equivalent of A-levels). In addition you will attend a tutorial session where your study skills will be developed and you will receive excellent preparation for University level study with our 'Study Skills' module. The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a modular course which involves you studying a combination of units. All units are compulsory and must be completed by all students who wish to achieve this award.
You will study the following subjects at Level 3:
- Sociology Level 3
- Criminology Level 3
- Psychology Level 3
All students on the Diploma will then complete the following mandatory units in a weekly tutorial:
- Study Skills Level 3
- Further Study Skills Level 3
As this is a demanding A-level equivalent programme, you should have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications, including English and Mathematics. You should also have evidence of study within the last five years. Applicants who do not have recent experience of study but have relevant work or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview. If you do not have the relevant qualifications we will refer you to our Adult GCSE Programme.
You'll be assessed by coursework and examinations throughout the course.
This programme is designed to prepare you for study at Degree level
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blackburn College directly.