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Access to HE Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Course Type: Access to HE

What can this course lead to?

The CAVA Access Diploma is QAA recognised and is accepted by UK universities nationwide as a standard entry qualification for most degree courses. Each Access course is specifically designed with university progression in mind, and tutors will guide you through the HE application process.

This course can lead to a range of degree courses and careers in:

  • Social Work, sociology and social policy
  • Education and Teaching
  • Psychology
  • Criminology and probation
  • Politics and law
  • History, archaeology, and anthropology
  • English Language and  Literature
  • Media and Journalism
  • Languages
  • Business management
  • Game design

Who is it for?

If you are a mature student with the ambition to go to university but lack the level 3 qualifications, an Access to Higher Education course is a fantastic solution.

The Access to Higher Education course is a 1-year full-time course specifically for motivated individuals aged 19 and over who wish to go on to study a degree, progress in their career, or simply extend their knowledge after being out of formal education for some time.

What is covered?

The Humanities and Social Sciences course is very broad and combines social science subject units (psychology and sociology) with humanities (English and history), which are all covered in the first term. Additional study units include study skills and critical thinking to help you make the most of your time on the course and to become an effective undergraduate at university.

During the second term, you complete a dissertation unit where you will conduct your own individual research project around a topic that interests you. In addition, you will select from a range of optional units to tailor the course to your progression needs and interests. These optional units could include additional psychology, sociology, English or history, but also new topics such as criminology, politics and law, counselling, journalism and media or philosophy.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Students will need GCSE English and Maths at grade A*/9 – C/4 to enter the Access to Higher Education Humanities and Social Science.

Foreign equivalents and Functional Skills Level 2 can be considered on a case by case basis.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
1 Year Full-time

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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